Dearest Husband

Dearest Husband, 

God knew just what he was doing when he put you into my life. 

He knew I would need a cheerleader. Someone positive and encouraging. Someone to continuously push me forward. 

He knew I would need someone low-key. To keep me balanced. To help me slow down. 

He knew I would need someone funny. Someone to crack a joke when I am taking things too seriously.

He knew I would need a teacher. Someone full of knowledge, ready to dispose it onto me. 

He knew I would need someone easy-going. Someone to put up with my whimsical ideas and grand plans. 

He knew I would need a partner. Someone who will pick up my slack without a saying a word. 

He knew I would need a rock. Someone to anchor myself to when the seas got rough. 

(Almost) ten years ago when we first said “hello” on the football field at California Lutheran University, I didn’t know you were these things. (I just thought you were cute).

I didn’t know I needed these things.

But God knew. 

And I am forever grateful. 

Thank you for being my person. Then, now and always. 

I love you. 

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P.S. We need more photos together 😉

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Cake and Ice Cream Party

It’s hard to believe that Lyla is turning two this week. Time is moving way too fast – but you know that. What you might not know is that we celebrated over the weekend.

We kept things simple and invited a bunch of Lyla’s little friends over for some cake and ice cream and then sent them all into a bounce house in the backyard. Basically, we loaded them up with sugar and let them burn it off. It was perfect!

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I picked up the tablecloth, cake stand and Lyla’s cute little leggings from Target. I ordered her balloons from Etsy and my super talented friend, Charron, made the cake topper. I would have liked to make all of the decorations but, really, aintnobodygottimeforthat. I did, however, make some fun ice cream cone garland. #DIYerforlife

It’s so fun to see Lyla building relationships with other children. She has such a sweet group of friends (and their parents rock too). We had a ton of fun and are so thankful for everyone who came to celebrate our two year old with us. 

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Year of the Byrds 16/52

Happy Aloha Friday, y’all!

We kicked off our week with a donut picnic on the lanai…

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…Lyla was a big helper with Simon Earl…

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…we spent a few rainy mornings at home…

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…and serenaded all of Target with Lyla’s rendition of “Let It Go”…

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…we played with our friends at Miss Mary’s music class…

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…Simon Earl kept me company while I tried to catch up on some cleaning…

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…my car’s battery died and Alex saved the day…

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…Lyla pretended to be “night night” a billion times…

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…we went to a horse rescue and had SO much fun (more on this later)…

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…Simon let me know how he feels about selfies…

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…and had some quality time with Mickey…

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…and daddy…

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…and we had some special mama/baby time at the coffee farm.

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God is so, so good. 

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