Our 1st month in California

I can’t believe that we’ve already been here a little over a month already!  Can I just say, we L-O-V-E California.  I mean, we’d stay here if we could stomach the insane cost of living.  There are a lot of great things about sunny SoCal that we love — but mainly, the beach.  We’re east coast natives and we really love being near the ocean, no matter which side of the country it’s on!

My little fishies.
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach Pier

So far, we haven’t done a ton of sightseeing (other than the beach) because we don’t have a lot of time to do it.  Hubby works 60 hours a week right now (and they just mentioned moving to 84 hours/week) and he’s on night shift, so our time as a family is very limited at the moment.  Usually, we end up lounging on the beach or hanging out at home.  BUT, I’m making a list of kid-friendly things the boys and I can do while hubby is sleeping that he won’t feel like he’s missed out on. My list is a mile long, though, so I’ll just post pictures as we visit them!

I’m hoping to buy a camera in the near future, but for now my camera-phone pictures will have to do.  I’m trying to justify the expense in my mind, which is always a struggle for me!! 😉

Welcome!

Hi, welcome to my (newest) blog!  I’ve done the blogging thing in the past and was never very successful or regular with it, but that’s probably because I gave myself rules and regulations, and to be honest, I’m not a rules and regulations kind of girl.  I don’t like feeling restricted and need to feel free to do as I please.

SO, that means that this blog is a diary of sorts.  A place to document my family and our journey, our growth, pictures, goals, etc.  I think that’s more of something I can commit to.  :-)

xx, Ashley