Monday, December 23, 2013

WANDERLUST WITH KIDS~ Christmas in NYC

W≜NDER LUST~ Christmas in New York



I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Where has the time gone!!?? This time last year, we were living in New York and allowing ourselves to be tourists in one of the most magical cities to be in on Christmas. We usually refused to go anywhere a tourist might go, but once a year, we join in to push our way through the masses of lost and overly excited families to nourish our inner child and to fill up with holiday cheer. If there is anything that can kill the Grinch inside of the most pessimistic person in the world,  it's Manhattan during the Christmas season.  This is the first year in 6 years that I have not been in NYC during the holidays and boy do I miss it! I am having a hard time getting into the spirit and hoping this blog post will help! 

If you have never experienced NY during Christmas, it's time to plan a trip with your kids and reconnect with that inner giggly child that has been wanting to escape for some now. ;) 

ENJOY!





A Few Years back......


~Top NYC spots with kids during Christmas~








Thursday, December 12, 2013

Scooters and Rooftops




Today is our last day to take the scooter out on the roof of our Midtown high-rise building. It's our favorite place to go during the day to see amazing views, soak up the sun, and to have lots of space to run and have fun! Tomorrow we are moving into a house with a big yard and perfect trees for a hammock...maybe even a tree house. Call it the New Yorker inside of us, but we will miss our high-rise living and being part of a city community lifestyle. Nursing school leaves us in Atlanta for almost two years so we decided to finally make it more permanent and now here we are,all in boxes with only our beloved rooftop to play on today...  =-) 

What Jax Wore and Played/ Micro Mini Scooter, Micro Scooters. Low Rise Jeans, Zara Kids. Vans Classic Slip Ons , Vans Toddler Slip Ons. Beanie,scarf, and jacket,  H&M

Monday, December 9, 2013

//\\ Holiday Cards Part 2


A look back at our Holiday Cards


This Holiday card was shot with my iPhone one super chilly morning in Long Beach NY. I can't believe our dog and our son actually had fun during this photo session! I felt horrible at the time for making them do it but even the icy ocean wind couldn't keep this duo from having fun. We captured some awesome pics. Thank you handy iPhone 5 ! 

//\\ Outtakes


Stay tuned for this years amazing duo and what they have in store for the 2013 Holiday card! Boy are they up to no good! ;-) 


If you like this post , check out Holiday Cards Part 1


//\\ Holiday Cards Part 1


A look back at our Holiday Cards



This Holiday card is when the Bulldog and Baby team of mischief started. They had finally made buddies and the tradition of them being on the front of our Holiday cards had started. We went with a vintage holiday theme this year and our photographer Little New York Photography captured us perfectly. 

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Monday, December 2, 2013

WANDERLUST AND KIDS~ Northern California

W≜NDER LUST~ NORTHERN CALIFORNIA



My mom recently moved to Northern California and I couldn't be happier for her. I am also a little happy for me because Northern Cali is a kid's paradise and there is no limit to the amount of exploring that can be done! We are currently in San Francisco and have been going on adventures up and down the coast for a week now. Fly into San Francisco with the kids, rent a car, and hop on Highway 1 and Highway 101 for a kid friendly journey through some of the greatest scenery the country has to offer.  We made it up to Southern Oregon and the landscape just keeps getting better and better. 

Highway 1 and 101 tips: Be careful!  Don't drive too fast around the winding curves and cliffs and try not to drive at night. Take time to pull over and properly take in the picturesque views.  Bring your camera!!

Pictures: Playing football at my mom/s new house. Pretty awesome back yard right???