Happy Father’s Day!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to this amazing guy that I get to call DAD! 👔👨🏻

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I seriously can’t imagine life without my Dad. THANK YOU for everything you’ve always done for me. You are simply the greatest Dad anyone could ever ask for and have taught me so much about life. Mostly to have FUN, follow your dreams, never give up and love baseball. Hope you have a fabulous day. Ari and I are so very lucky to have you as our Dad! I ❤️ you Daddy-O! 👔👨🏻

Happy Father's Day 2017

 

 

And a very Happy Father’s Day to all the other dads out there! More and more of my friends have littles now and its been fun to see them in this new role as parents. My girlfriends have all found amazing men to share their lives with and now I get to see these guys become even more amazing as Dads. You all are rocking this whole parenthood thing. Keep it up.  💕

Xo

We’re MOVING!

Exciting news…we’re MOVING!!!

I (we) can finally share the exciting news that the McConnells are moving to Santa Barbara! Chris (Tof) actually already moved down to SB and started his new job as a PA in the Student Health Center at UCSB back in March. This Friday will be my LAST day at SJSU 💙💛👌🏻and then I will be joining the rest of my family! It’s been a great 4 years at SJSU and an even more fabulous 7 years living back in the Bay. We are going to miss our friends and family dearly, but are really looking forward to this new adventure and chapter in our life as well as all the future visitors. Thank you all of your love and support these past few months! It’s been quite a whirlwind since the start of 2017 with the selling our SJ condo and then buying a new one in SB. None of this could have been possible without the endless support, patience, encouragement and LOVE from my AMAZING husband. Tof, I love you more than words can ever express. ❤️❤️THANK YOU for leading the way for our family and for making the past 3 months apart not feel that way at all. Here’s to our next great adventure in SB!

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Will be sure to do a follow up post about selling our SJ condo, buying our SB one and just more about our MOVE!

Xo

Happy Mother’s Day! 💕

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to this amazing lady that I get to call Mom!

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I seriously can’t imagine life without her. She’s so caring, loving, full of wisdom and tells the best stories! I hope that some day I can be just as good of a mom as is.

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THANK YOU Mom for everything that you do! I love you so much and feel so lucky to have you as my mom! 💕

And a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the other moms out there! More and more of my friends have littles now and its been fun to see them in this new role. You all are such ROCK STARS and truly fabulous moms! Motherhood looks good on you. Proud honorary auntie over here. 💕

Xo

Happy National Sibling Day 👭 and GIANTS Opening Day!⚾️⚾️

Happy Monday everyone!

First off I want to wish my AMAZING sister Ariana a very Happy National Sibling Day!! I feel truly lucky to have such a wonderful sister. We’ve been through it all and I can’t imagine doing it with anyone else. Sissy’s for life! Here’s to many more laughs, adventures, and good times together! I LOVE you so much Ari! 💕💕

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Secondly, BASEBALL is BACK!

HAPPY OPENING DAY GIANTS!!!!! ⚾️⚾️

Soooo freaking excited baseball is back! It may be an odd numbered year, but you never know that the SF Giants are up too! Maybe it’s all about World Series in odd numbered years! Let’s Goooooooo Giants!!!!

Check out this cool article with pictures from baseball in San Francisco!

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Plaaaaay Baaaaall!⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️

Hope you all have a great start to your week!

Xo

 

Happy National Puppy Day! 🐾🐾

Today is National Puppy Day!!! Woof Woof! ❤️ 🐾❤️🐾❤️

We are the proud owners of TWO wonderful white miniature schnauzers Emma & Dash. Here are some adorable pictures of them both as puppies.

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This girl picked me out 2.5.11 ❤

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Went to “look” at this cutie on 2.14.15 and of course ended up taking him home with us! ❤

These two are always up for a road trip or adventure with us and no matter what LOVE us unconditionally. I can’t even imagine life without either of them. They are so very much apart of our family and we love them dearly!

One of the things I love most about having dogs is the companionship. I feel so close to each of my pups. There is also nothing better than coming home to their smiling faces! They are so precious and mean the world to me!

Last year I shared that our pups are pure bread mini schnauzers and actually share the same dad. We always get asked if they are siblings and technically they are (partially haha). Emma & Dash came from Skansen Kennel in Sebastopol. You can read about when we got Dash two years ago here. If you want to read/learn more about mini schnauzers you can read about how awesome they are here.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes about dogs to round up this long post about how much I love my schnauzies.

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” — M.Facklam

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” — John Grogan

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” — Roger Caras 

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” — Milan Kundera

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” — John Grogan

Awwwww. Dogs are so wonderful! ❤️ 🐾❤️🐾❤️

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Happy National Puppy Day Emma & Dash! We LOVE you oh so much! The two of you make our lives so much better. Thank you for being so loving, spunky and full of personality!

Xo ❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️