california dreamin'

a few weeks ago, dustin, king + i, along with my parents, headed south to the golden state of california. the weather was a bit on the chilly side, but it was still so much warmer than our manitoba weather!!

king was such a good traveler! i had a bit of anxiety about how the flights would go since we had a layover in between flights + king isn't known to have an abundance of patience. we made sure we were prepared with his favourite snacksmovies + blankets to keep him entertained + then he ended up sleeping majority of the flights!! #win

canada's baby store was kind enough to send us the new bravo trio travel system which we used nonstop throughout our trip. we ended up renting a carseat through our car rental company at the airport + together they made the perfect combo! we stayed at the hotel indigo which was only a few minutes walk from the disney entrance. talk about a perfect location! they had the cutest little crib set up for kingston when we arrived which we were super grateful for. with the crazy time change, it was the equivalent to 3am when we arrived at our hotel. kingston was such a trooper!

about halfway through our trip, nana + papa took us to disneyland. it was SO fun!! kingston wasn't quite tall enough to go on a lot of the rides but out of the few he could go on, the king arthur carousel was hands down his favourite. like, let's ride on it 20 times in a row kinda favourite.
+ then there was cars land... which is literally the coolest place ever. we were told to make sure we visit during the day + in the evening + it was totally worth it!! seeings kingston's face light up when we entered cars land in the evening was definitely the highlight of my trip!

kingston likely won't remember remember his first time meeting his pixar buddies but his mama sure will never forget it.

^ CHILLING AT LAX INTERNATIONAL
^ THOSE CURLS, THOUGH
^ DEFINITEY NOT OUR STROLLER HA HA
^ HE WAS SO OVER DISNEY BY THE END OF THE DAY HA HA
^ CARSLAND WAS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AT NIGHT TIME

best of 2016

i can't believe how much has changed in a year! since there's only a few days left in 2016 i thought i'd post a few of our favourite memories from the last twelve months.


wishing you all health + happiness in the upcoming new year. thank you for following along on our journey + encouraging us along the way. we totally appreciate you! xo