I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: nothing is more validating as a stay at home mom than prepping to… leave for a few days. Not only are you handing over your children, but all they entail. The schools and doctor and laundry and lists and schedules and carpools and friends and meals and vitamins and football equipment and lunch notes and homework and bedtime stories. The job is endless. 24/7/365. And wow, a few days ‘off‘ will be oh so appreciated. They could not be in better hands.
I’m always a mix of absolutely terrified to leave my boys and bursting with excitment to get there. M knows my limit – I’m a four day trip girl. And by that fourth day, I want nothing to do than to be home with them. Aren’t I fun?
Anyway, I guess a little routine has been established of heading to California in the fall. We fell in love two years ago and reminisnce about it often. I could go back to the same place every single year, but M forced us to change it up a bit. We will be heading to the Russian River Valley. I can’t wait to explore a new place!
In the meantime, here are a few things on my mind this Sunday.
This book is packed in my carry-on. My carry-on that does not have diapers in it – eek!
That whole area is so relaxed (but chic), so easy breezy is the way to do it. 90 and sunny? This dress will help me stay cool while sipping some delicious wine. And I can’t wait to wear this dress on a date night out!
Oh so excited to be working on a partnership with this darling etsy shop.
Food truck for L’s 9th (what?!?!) birthday party? Booked. Can’t wait.
Just about the only time of the year I update jammies.
Our favorite winery. Literally, a dream.
Get me to this restaurant.
Traveling with or without kids, this post has some good tips.
Totally wrote lunch notes for L ahead of time with these. Also, a count down is going on the chalkboard for them until we get home. T minus 4 days, boys!
Less than two months until Apartment Therapy will be making an appearance in our home. You know, no pressure. The big boy bunk room is well underway. Check out my Pinterest board, should you be interested, here!
And last but not least, should you want to make a great fall recipe this one totally rocks.
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