Grand Opening – Pieology in Santa Clarita Valley

Grand Opening – Pieology in Santa Clarita Valley

What's my favorite type of meal? One that involves someone else doing the cooking, the dishes, and everyone in our family is satisfied with their choice of meal.  I'm pretty sure, actually, that's a lot of folks' favorite type of meal.  I mean, a family of four can create an overflowing sinkf of dishes from a simple dinner!  As Aubrey grows, we're learning what her likes are and we already know pizza is at the top of her list for food.  When we were invited to try out the new Pieology that is celebrating their grand opening Tuesday, July 29th in Santa Clarita Valley, I was wondering what she'd … [Read more...]

See’s Candies – Finding Our Favorites

See's Candies - Finding Our Favorites

  How many things have you discovered, as an adult, that you LOVE - yet you distinctly remember not liking it as a kid?  Growing up I loved candy, but for some reason I just never cracked open a box of See's Candies.  I did, however, love their lollypops! I think the unknown contents of the chocolate is what scared me off. What would I do if I took a bit and hated what was inside? Apparently, this was the similar story for Jon.  Now, I'm kicking myself as I realized they would have offered samples to help ease the fear of the unknown. And provide suggestions based on your preference … [Read more...]

Underwood Family Farm {moorpark, ca}

For Aubrey's actual birthday celebration, we wanted to plan a family day.  Jon and I both took the day off (well, I took the first part of it off) and we started bright and early with a trip to IHOP for some pancakes before heading out to Moorpark to the Underwood Family Farm. Since the day before was a bit on the crisp side, I brought her brand new rain boots to stomp around in. And I must say, she was just about the cutest thing ever.   The farm offers a lot of free things for the kids to do - animals to see & feed including different birds, llamas, and horses, as well as machine … [Read more...]

Hart Park – Newhall, CA {Mommy Daughter Day}

One of the things I was most looking forward to on maternity leave was having some fun times with Aubrey.  There is a small group of women (mostly from church) that have weekly play dates for all the kids.  Most of them are around the same age, with a few older/younger siblings in the mix.  My schedule (and then pregnancy brain, and pregnancy fatigue) prevented me from making any before Luke was born, but I've been to a few after.  My mom has been kind enough to watch him while I get some alone time with Aubrey.  But really, she's loving every minute with her squishy newborn grandson! The … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights in Santa Clarita

When I was little, I remember my mom would pile us in her car, drive us to Pasadena, and we'd meet up with some other families to go check out christmas lights. The kids were all in the back of a suburban, back hatch open, and we'd scream Christmas carols at the top of our lungs. It was a blast. Looking back, I bet the driver of that car got picked the short stick from the other adults. lol. Last year a new tradition sprouted, and it was a bit closer to home. My birthday lands in the middle of December, and it's always a bit of a jigsaw puzzle trying to figure out when to celebrate with all … [Read more...]