• Olivia Goes Trick or Treating for the First Time and Our First Family Costume

    We knew we wanted to do a family costume this year because this year we could actually go out together. We wanted to do something cool, but to be honest, we didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money. I’m not the biggest Halloween fan and I would rather spend the money on Christmas pajamas or a new sweater for Thanksgiving. We came up with the idea to do the Avengers, but we wanted…

  • Reflections on Pismo Vacations Past

    Both of Myke’s and my families went on beach trips when we were growing up. My family went to Pajaro Dunes, near Monterey and Myke went to Pismo Beach. I remember Myke telling me about these trips when we were dating and he always lit up when he would talk about this place. He moved around a little bit while growing up, but they always went back to Pismo and so that was the closest…

  • We Took the Toddlers to the Beach!

    Alright, folks we’re back for Pismo Beach Part 2! We pick up on Tuesday morning, traditionally Tuesday is a beach day.  We woke up, bright and early and headed to the breakfast room. The best feature of the Oxford Suites is the free breakfast. Now, this isn’t your typical “hot breakfast” that consists of some day-old toast and a sketchy pre-cooked omelet. Nay! It is a full-on, delicious breakfast. Usually, there is meat, either sausage…

  • Deer Creek Farm and Pumpkin Patch Adventure

    My mother in law had her eye on this cute little store in Rocklin called Deer Creek Farm, a 30-minute drive from Sacramento. There is a shop along with a pumpkin patch and she thought the girls would love it too. So we made an afternoon of it and took the girls with us. We drove up and the shop looked so cute on the outside. We parked around back and they had a whole…

  • Sacramento: Ice Blocks

    When I was growing up, you only went downtown to R street to go to Ace of Spades to see a band play. Now, the area is known as the Ice Blocks and there are some fantastic restaurants, coffee shops (love some Philz), and stores that Myke and I are excited to check out. The other day, Myke and I decided to take the girls on a little afternoon date to the Ice Blocks. We…