Pinetop-Lakeside Weekend Recap

Pinetop-Lakeside Weekend Recap

Good morning friends! I hope you are having a great week. We kicked off December with decorating a gingerbread house and an evening walk to look at all the holiday lights. So far, we’ve spotted a baby yoda holding a candy cane, Christmas dragons, and a snoopy-themed house! Before I dive into some planned holiday content, I wanted to recap our September trip to Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. It was the perfect escape from the hot summer temps in Tucson. I loved being amongst the pine trees and lakes. It reminded me of being back in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sedona: Social Distancing Edition

Sedona: Social Distancing Edition

Good morning everyone! We just got back from a relaxing weekend in Sedona! After 3 months of just being at home, we needed a change of scenery. I’m grateful for the ability to stay home but it can wear on you after awhile. Arizona is technically re-open but with the recent news of our surge, we wanted to still play it safe. We brought wipes to clean door knobs and surfaces of our AirBnB, packed our own groceries, cooked all of our meals at home, and chose activities where we could maintain an appropriate social distance. I can already tell a difference in my mood and patience even though we’ve returned to the world of staying home, neighborhood walks, and grocery pick ups.

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Day trip to Cannon Beach

Day trip to Cannon Beach

This upcoming week marks 2 years since Chris and I took a spontaneous trip to Cannon Beach / The Oregon Coast. Before having kids, Chris and I loved to go on random day trips and weekend trips. We always talked about how cool it would be once we could bring our kids on our adventures. The first few months of parenting kicked our ass. At this time, we were just coming out of the 4-month sleep regression and hitting our stride while Emilia was on a reliable routine. Fortunately she did not mind the car and took great car naps.

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5 Tips for Road trips with Toddlers

5 Tips for Road trips with Toddlers

This was another post that got a way from me. I’ve had it in our drafts shortly after moving to Tucson in December 2018. We drove from Seattle, Washington to Tucson, Arizona. These tips are still relevant and we continue to follow them any time we’re in the car for long periods of time!

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