May 23, 2016

The Beck Villa & Balloon Festival | 2016

We just got back from our second annual Glamping & Balloon Festival up at the Beck villa in Temecula – and I think our whole family is still glowing from all the fun.  Our close group of friends (family really) have been planning and anticipating this weekend for months!  My kids have been out of their minds excited and the weekend delivered on all their dreams.  Our friends and most gracious hosts, the Becks, live on a vineyard and almost have us all convinced to move up there and be neighbors.

The kids ran wild with all the fun stuff do.  To include – riding bikes and quads through the vineyard, shooting arrows and guns, playing capture the flag, playing with Mocha the pug, lounging in the hammock, splashing in the fountain, running in and out of tents, watching movies, and just running around in general.  Heaven on earth for kids I tell ya.

The women took pictures and made delicious food, the men set up tents and wrangled kids, the couples took selfies at sunset in the vineyard.  You know, the basic dreamy stuff.  We were never short on laughs, great conversations, or toddler meltdowns.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

I just love them all!

May 17, 2016

Zane turns 8

Oh, Zane...That wonderfully wild child of mine.  We recently celebrated his big ole 8th birthday, so here goes 8 things about Zane at 8. 

1.  His natural athleticism has been blowing our minds.  The kid is crazy!  So fast and agile with the balance of a cat.

2.  He's super excited to be having a baby sister.  He always asks how she's doing and if he can feel her kick.  

3.  He just joined Cub Scouts and is super stoked to do all things his brother's have done.

4.  He loves to sing and is learning piano.

5.  His favorite movie is Sandlot.

6.  His favorite foods are hamburgers and chicken nuggets.  Original, I know.

7.  He's protective of his little brother and bothersome to his older brothers. 

8.  He has amazing energy and optimism, he's fun, silly, loving and wild.  We love you, Zaners!

On Zane's birthday he got to bring doughnut holes to school to share with friends (first year his birthday didn't fall on Spring Break) and then Sean and I took him on a dinner date to Soda & Swine.  He loved every minute of it!  So glad Sean had the idea to give our kids one-on-one time for their birthdays this year. 

A few weeks after his birthday he was able to be baptized.  We are so proud of him for wanting to follow the Savior's footsteps.  It was a beautiful day!

We love Zane!