Traveling with Tots

We spent all of last week visiting family in Washington. The Pacific Northwest is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to see and do. We spent a lot of our time visiting family. I’ve tried to make it up there to visit every two years, so we haven’t been there since BabyK was 6 months old!

Two years ago we drove from Phoenix, AZ to Bellingham, WA with a 6 month old. The drive was hell. BabyK was miserable. Never again!

So this time we flew into Seattle and then drove to Bellingham where we were staying. We had to wake BabyK up at 3am to catch our 6am flight.

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BabyK was well prepared with his Owl backpack, matching suit case and rain boots.

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We were well prepared with puzzles, dinosaurs, coloring books, sticker books, play putty, snacks and his portable DVD player with headphones.

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We didn’t plan on taking a stroller, but we did use a carseat roller for getting to and from our gate at the airport. It made getting there pretty simple and a lot more comfortable on a tired tot.

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The next few posts will be about visiting family and all the wonderful things to do and see in and around Bellingham, Washington. I’ll never grow tired of visiting my hometown. If you’ve never experienced the Pacific Northwest (PNW) I highly recommend it.

Tasty meals

Jeremy cooked breakfast this morning and it was amazing! It wasn’t the healthiest meal, but it’s certainly better than the fast food options out there and it tasted a whole lot better too…

Toasted white bread (gasp!) with an over easy egg, thin sliced Roma tomatoes, avocado, red onion and Parmesan. All accompanied by some maple pork sausage links. It was delish! I think this may have been the first time Karsten had white bread. I wish I’d gotten a picture of his satisfaction. We joked that he was probably wondering where this bread had been all his life.

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Karsten and Jeremy are taking a nap, but for a quick and easy clean-eating lunch, I grilled some cabbage, bell pepper and red onion. I threw together a quick cilantro lime vinaigrette and voila!~

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One of my faves

I think most of us have our go-to recipes. Ones that we almost always keep items in our pantries for…

This is one of them for us and I found the recipe here: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/08/16/recipe-crepes-for-breakfast-or-dessert/

I love how versatile these whole wheat crepes are. And BabyK loves them! I filled mine with almond flax butter & carob chips and then sprinkled chopped walnuts and some brown coconut sugar on top. We put peanut butter in BabyK’s.

These are incredibly easy to make and they store well in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Things I never thought I’d say

I’ve had several of these “moments”. Moments when I think oh my god. Did I really just say that!? That came out of my mouth. This is really my life. lol

Today was “BabyK, what are you doing?”
Him: I make me poop
Me: No BabyK, you have to let mommy clean your poop.
Him: Ookay! There’s more poop on the floor. Right there.
Me: Nope, PJ just took care of that.
Him: He ate my poop?
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Yeah. He ate your poop.

And we went on with our day as if nothing happened, because honestly these moments are not few and far between. They’re really a pretty regular occurrence.

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1st comes love, then comes marriage…

We did things a bit backwards, but I wouldn’t change a thing! Jeremy and I married last October 20, 2012 at my parents beautiful house in North Scottsdale. BabyK was our ring bearer and did an excellent job for a 20 month old tot.

Our day was absolutely beautiful and everything went perfectly according to us. I found out later, there was a hiccup or two, but we were blissfully unaware as our bridal party and wedding planner took care of all the day-of logistics.

I won’t bore you with every detail, as this is not a wedding blog; but enjoy the photos from our very special day.

I can’t believe out 1 year anniversary is quickly approaching!

Photo credit belongs to A Hundred hearts Photography- A team of two photographers otherwise known as Embree Photography (www.embreephotography.com) and Brittany Nicole Photography. They both did such an amazing job. Sarah Embree has been our family photographer for the past 4 years now.

Wedding services provided by:
Mrs. Hancock (www.mrshancocks.com)
Something Special Catering & Events
(Www.somethingspecialcateringandevents.com)
Elegant Events (Linens, Napkins, rentals)
American Valet
Royal Restrooms
Kimmies Cakies (grooms cake)
Let Them Eat Cake (wedding cake)
La Paloma Blanca (floral)
Primp & Blow- North Scottsdale(hair and make-up)

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And a few from our rehearsal dinner-

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It’s been a while!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated my blog. After some encouragement from Blair (you’ll likely be hearing a lot about her, as she’s become my right hand woman these days. lol), I’ve decided it’s time to get back to it. So, I’ll be brainstorming what direction to take my blog in. In the mean time check out Blair’s blog- http://www.whatifoundwhilewalkingaround.wordpress.com

AND check this little goober out! Baby K is not so much a baby anymore, much to my dismay. (Ask Blair, I’m in denial. It took me way too long to box up his 24 month sized onesies that had been stretched to their limits. And his 1 piece rompers…why don’t they make those things for 3t and 4t?)

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