I am a 3rd generation Arizona Native. Other than a year and a half adventure just after high school in Los Angeles, I have lived in the “Valley of the Sun” my entire life...
Gavin LOVES Halloween... Obsessively. I put up my Halloween decorations in early September so he could enjoy them longer. He can spot a pumpkin, ghost, skeleton or a spider decoration from a mile away. The spookier the house, the better.
About five years ago, after suffering for many years with my family feeling robbed of our holiday season joy, I decided I was done pouting and wanted to REALLY embrace the holiday spirit again.
It’s Fall, my favorite time of year... and the cold weather requires lots of comfort food, so it’s also my favorite time of year to cook! I know it’s basic to talk about how much we love pumpkins in the Fall, but I am not ashamed! I love cozy sweaters, pumpkins, fuzzy blankets, and cold nights cuddled up watching a movie. I especially love all the holidays and fun traditions with family and friends.... Hence this blog post! I am by no means a “food blogger”, nor do I pretend to be... But I make this yummy Fall Salad with Creamy Pumpkin Dressing every year and I always get asked “what’s in it?”. So I figured I would go ahead and share it with all of you!
I’ve always cherished photos and photography. Mostly from a journalistic standpoint...
Our little Gavin turned 3!! (I know, still can’t believe it!), and we threw him a Shark themed Pool Party!
We like to spend our money on experiences rather than gifts for our anniversaries, so back in May, to celebrate our 6 year anniversary, we took the boys to the beach!
On April 13th, (which, Ironically, was a Friday... So Friday the 13th!), Gavin was playing with the above steamer dish. He was pretending it was a plate and that he was eating something imaginary off of it. I thought nothing of it except that it was cute he was using his imagination and engaging in pretend play, and how excited I am for this stage in his development.
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