Friday Favorites

10 July 2020

It's been a LONG while since I've posted Friday Faves but here goes! 

 A couple of weeks ago, we had our annual beach day with the White's and celebrated Vivien's 14th birthday. The kids played hard. Good times were had by all! 

Mom was here for her birthday weekend and we celebrated her with lunch at Desert Willow. 


 Can't believe he's SIX. He'll always be my favorite boy. 

 Lol. I loved this. We can all get caught up in the frenzy of our emotions. I have to remember that my emotions can come and go but to honor God, we have to control our emotions and haul them back to the cross. 

Yes, this!

Is there anything better than grilled veggies in the summer? And when it's 110 outside, 
I'm so thankful to have an indoor grill pan.

Last but not least, have you tried these?? 
We had tacos last night and oh, wow! I was so impressed with these little jicama wraps (and I don't even really like jicama)!
They were light and refreshing with a slight crunch.
I had them both warm and cold and cold was much better.  
You get 12 wraps in a package for $3.99. A new TJ's fave for sure!

Happy weekend! 

Zach's Birthday Weekend

07 July 2020

Our patriotic boy turned SIX yesterday so we celebrated by spending the weekend at the beach!

 Don't believe everything you hear in the media. They kept saying all the beaches were closed. 
Every beach in San Diego County was open and so were the parking lots.  

 Can't believe our little guy is 6!

We made a new gluten free version of his favorite, Coconut Cake.


Thanks to Aunt Jen and Uncle Bryan for coming out to celebrate with us.
Bummed I forgot to take a photo of them before they left. 

 These two were busy riding the waves most of the weekend.

The water was a bit too cold for my warm blooded boy so he spent most of his time playing in the sand.

 Big 6!

 Love him!

 On Sunday, we hiked down to Black's Beach in Torrey Pines.

We got about two thirds of the way down when we noticed some nudes on the beach
(I guess Black's Beach is a nude beach) so we turned around. 🙈

 Yesterday was actually his birthday so we celebrated with some leftover cake.

 And we gave him his last gift.

 He had outgrown his other bike and we found this one on Letgo. It was just his size, his color, and had Lightening McQueen stickers on it. The best part... it was FREE.
Dad just bought him a new red bell. 😄

And there he goes, riding his bike in 114 degrees. 😅

Love this kid!

Happy birthday, son!
You definitely make life more fun and interesting.
Five was a big year for you. You grew in so many ways, both big and small. 
What a joy it is for us to be your parents. 
We can't wait to see what the Lord will bring in year six.

We love you, Zach!