Thursday, May 22, 2014

my favorite 5 days.

a few months ago, i asked scott if we could take 5 days as a family and go down south.
i wanted to take the kids to disneyland and i wanted to go to newport.
and all miles wanted was a chocolate covered banana.
so we went. and it was one of my most favorite times ever as a family.
we laughed, we relaxed, we rode rides, we saw old friends.
it was perfect with all its imperfections.


i had an hour in anthropologie by myself.
we rode bikes on the newport boardwalk.
we walked around balboa and my kids cuddled the whole time.
there is always money in the banana stand.


we went to disneyland and she thought she owned the place.
we watched the sunset in california adventure.
we gave minnie mouse kisses.
we walked up and down main street admiring the lights.


we enjoyed the ocean.
we all held hands.
we loved.
we explored.


and i got to celebrate being a mom of these two beautiful children.
and how they have shaped me into someone who is different because of them.
i am more stressed out, and often times grumpy.
but i am also happier, i smile more, i am more gracious, and i am learning to be more patient.
all because of them.
it was my favorite mother's day to date.


sun down on a fantastic vacation.
i simply can't wait to do it again.

6 comments:

  1. I have been following your blog for so long, and don't know if I have ever commented. Your family, your faith, and your artistic talent are all so beautiful and inspiring. As a fellow California native (go Giants!), I am such a fan of your little space here on the internet! :)

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  2. This post made me smile really big, irl. You have it good.

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  3. great pics! looks like you had a fabulous time.
    and i'm jealous that a couple of hours south means you're there!
    seriously!
    we drive a couple of hours south and we are in north dakota.
    whooppee!
    i mean, yes, there are many lovely things about north dakota...
    just not as interesting as so cal!
    glad you had a great mother's day!
    xo

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  4. great pics! looks like you had a fabulous time.
    and i'm jealous that a couple of hours south means you're there!
    seriously!
    we drive a couple of hours south and we are in north dakota.
    whooppee!
    i mean, yes, there are many lovely things about north dakota...
    just not as interesting as so cal!
    glad you had a great mother's day!
    xo

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  5. Thank you so much for mailing out my print (Some days there won't be a song in your heart.....) I just love it-- have been looking for it since seeing it on an auction you were in long ago and could not find who did it --
    It is going to be where I can see it daily as I have many hard days ahead
    Thank You again Betsy

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  6. Hello there! I have been a reader of your blog for some time now and love what an inspiration you are! I am starting a new blog series next month "My Blissful Home Tour". I want to inspire others and show them that we can create a beautiful home on less! I am looking for bloggers and non-bloggers who want to have their home tour on Blissful and Domestic. You would need to have big pictures, showing off your space. The little things, the big things, you name it, so we can all see the fun touches you make to your space. I think this will be a great way to inspire a little creativity in us all. What do you think! Would you like to be apart of the tour? I know my readers would love you!

    -Danielle
    Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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