Archives for the month of: January, 2015

I had to post one of the weirdest things I have encountered upon my first week in Washington.

Eisley and I dropped by the church offices after a bible study to find Jojo in his office on his phone. If you know Jojo, this is a phenomenon. I don’t even know what to think about it.


This is the last photo taken of Eisley in San Diego. I thought I would feel more sad as we flew away from her birth place, but I didn’t. I miss it now, but I don’t feel sad. This new place is perfect for us in this season. It is exhilarating to start new, see potential for growth and to follow whatever path God wants to lead us down. Eisley is happy as ever and loving her new bedroom which is fully equipped with her plethora of Christmas loot. That little girl sure is loved. It was hard to be away from Jojo for a week. She asked for him a lot. She asked for Scout too haha! But, it was nice to have a quick flight over here and to spend some time with friends before we left. I may have even stopped by my beloved Pannikin one last time, much to Jojo’s dismay. Soon I will do a post with photos of our new place. Xo

One of the many perks of staying with the Holts is the endless entertainment for Eisley. There is practically a petting zoo just outside which is perfect for my animal-loving wild child. It’s hard to keep her away from the animals that don’t necessarily seem to like her, such as Callie the cat. It’s fun to see her interact with the animals she’s learned to sign since her “months old” days. She has been signing cat and chicken nonstop.





I’m a firm believer that kids should be messy and wild or they aren’t having enough fun. It’s easy to be messy and wild if they get to go explore outdoors. Don’t misunderstand me, I too have fallen into the easy cycle of sticking E in front of a screen while I binge Insta or pinterest. This new year I have made a promise to stop looking online so much and start interacting with my child. It’s stupid that I complain how fast and fleeting her small years have been and yet I have willingly traded precious moments for dream houses and closets. This year we will go outside, discover new things and create memories as well as dreams and ideas.









It’s hard begin in a state of transition, especially when Jojo and I are apart. As I laid next to Eisley last night I felt grateful that she was with me. Grateful that I had a little piece of Jojo to keep me warm at night. We went on a walk today. The good part of this limbo-period is that I have been able to have a lot more quality time with her. We’ve been lacking in that lately. Everything has been shifted and scheduled for the move that we haven’t sat down and played. Today we did everything together. She jumped on a trampoline for the first time too! It was hilarious and it makes me feel good as a mom to have her so happy while we are in this season.
Plus, after seeing these pics I took im thinking she needs an agent 😉 Enjoy!











Today was one of those hard days. You know where you drink too much champagne and you still can’t get out of saying more goodbyes? I don’t really like goodbyes. They feel so final. Although with a lot of goodbyes you know that won’t actually be the end, others are of a more permanent nature. You get that melancholy feeling that you should have spent more nights together and made more lasting memories. And you never truly know how much they’ve meant to you until seeing their face around town is no longer an option. Today we said goodbye to many friends. We said our last “cheers” and ate together for what we will know the last in a long time. I even had a long phone conversation with my best friend since freshmen year, someone I never intend to say goodbye to, but find that time and space say the goodbyes for us. My daughter saw her friend Callie tonight and it reminded me of beginnings and hellos. Those are hopeful and fun and always welcome. I can’t wait for more hellos with this coming year.