I love life.  Sometimes it gets the best of me and usually that’s when I want to capture everything.  “That” moment in time when you can look back at what really mattered.  You know what I mean?

I missed out on one of my favorite photographers when she was in town for WPPI this year – I was super bummed!  Kelli..I MUST schedule for 2014, I know it’s going to sneak up on me again.  So…since we didn’t do our family portraits with her, I have been in desperate need of some pics to tag along with our House Warming announcements.  I have a long list of photogs that I not only admire but am always in awe of their work but there just seems to never be enough time to actually make it happen.  I’m making strides to slow down and make more time for the things I love this year and moving forward.  So far, so good and looking forward to more.

When we took the kiddos to the grand opening of the new Legoland Hotel, we took an extra couple days and just enjoyed each other: very hard to sometimes accomplish with work, and a  healthy dose of life.  We took walks, played in the sand, ate out at all our favorites (Spaghetti Factory included – yes, I love & miss this place).  It was just perfect and needed!

Even with all the fun going on it seems there’s one thing I can count on these days from one or both of the twins:  melt downs.  I mean the kind where heads will spin from the crazy.  I tell them to use their words, describe how they feel and talk about it.  Sometimes, it’s successful….but most often…it’s not.  On this particular afternoon of the trip, it wasn’t.  Not in the slightest…we went from 0-60 in 30 seconds (possible? – yes, very possible!)  It’s ok though;  these images mean more to me/us than any perfect smiling picture could ever mean.  It’s real…it’s in the moment …it’s us in the raw.

Just checking into the Hotel Indigo – an amazing hotel in the Gaslamp district of San Diego, CA (post on this hotel will be on TDFtravels soon) and chilled out for a bit…………..



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