Road trip to Arizona!

Here I am, all buckled in and excited for my first cross-country road trip!


And here I am, not as excited, somewhere in the state of Kansas…


And here I am, excitement completely depleted, somewhere in between the state of boredom and resentment… (video)

So, of course, once we stopped at a hotel, here’s what freedom-from-my-carseat looked like:

I made lots of memories along the way:

Finally, roughly 27 hours past my attention span, we successfully arrived in Arizona!

To celebrate, we threw ourselves a party at Chandler’s Desert Breeze Park…

…And to top it all off, we ended the night by reuniting with my Arizona familia: Aunt Nae Nae, Uncle Jon, Brooklyn, and my newly adopted cousin Chuck!

What an adventure! There were a few questionable moments along the way, but we all still love each other.

Cabin Fever 2015

Let the hunting season begin! Even though I’m not big enough to keep dad company in his deer stand, I still get to partake in the after-party at the cabin!

Mint brownies? Yes, please! Scotcharoos? I’ll take two. Brats, cheesy potatoes, sloppy joes, homemade chicken noodle soup, cheese curds, and salads? Sign me up!

Life at the cabin is good. And delicious.

Abe’s Birthday Party

Happy Birthday, Abe, and welcome to the year of One, dear friend! Here is my advice for how to make the most of this year:

  1. Eat dirt while you can still get away with it! (I hear this is frowned upon as we get older.)
  2. When you do something naughty, just flash your cutest smile. (This get-out-of-jail-free card will expire, so take advantage of your cuteness.)
  3. Embrace every embarrassing moment. We won’t remember them anyway.
  4. Grow sharp teeth. (Our peers tend to problem-solve by biting.)
  5. Run a lot. Jump a lot. Dance a lot. Laugh a lot.
  6. And, remember: Nobody can do “you” better, so be whoever you want to be… the world is waiting!


P.S. Please consider having a party to celebrate turning 1½… those cupcakes made my tastebuds jump for joy. I mean, I would attend mostly because I truly value our friendship…the cupcakes are just a nice little bonus.