Looking Back on 2015

As we are wrapping up 2015, I have to keep up my yearly tradition of looking back on what this past year has brought.  It was such an amazing year with our sweet little Liam joining our family, but it was also a year of new challenges.  The end of pregnancy with a busy toddler to chase around was definitely hard at times and learning how to juggle two kids without any close family around to help often can be a struggle.  But I know this season of our life will be gone before we know it and being a mom to these two amazing babies is the greatest gig in the world.

waikiki beach
baby boy announcement
strawberry picking
picnic
maternity pajamas
flower market
waikiki beach
beach cruiser bike
easter dress
san francisco cable car
the grand america hotel
pregnancy flowered dress
toddler dance class
mother daughter style

| JANUARY |

Kicked off the New Year with a party at my cousins house and then a party with the Hale Family

Celebrated the 1 year blog Anniversary of West Coast Capri

Found out the exciting news that we were expecting a baby Boy!!

Had lots of fun beach days with friends, walks along the beach, and Disneyland days where Capri met Anna & Elsa

I went on a trip to Hawaii with Capri where we met my Nana and parents

 

| FEBRUARY |

I met Lauren Conrad at an event for her collaboration with Rifle Paper

Had an amazing Valentine's Date with the husband [hair appointment, sushi dinner, dessert, massages, and movie]

Adam's parents came to visit us and celebrate Adam's birthday

We got our bike trailor and started our Saturday tradition of morning bike rides along the beach to get Paradise Bowls

 

| MARCH |

Had fun with friends at the Kidspace Children's Museum

I threw a Baby Boy Shower for my friend Ashley

We took Capri on a date night to see the movie Cinderella

Spent more days at Disneyland and went to the Santa Anita Horse Races

Had fun Sunday night campfire dinners with friends

 

| APRIL |

Took Capri to the Easter Egg hunt at rec park

Went to a Dodger's Game

I went up to San Francisco for a girls trip with the Hale Family

I turned 28 years old and had a fun day with breakfast in bed, going to the dry bar, dinner at Bottega Louie, and seeing the musical Cinderella

Our sweet Capri turned 2 years old with a picnic in the park fit for a princess

 

| MAY |

Took a trip to Utah for two weddings, our nephews baby blessing, and to spent time with family before baby boy arrives

Celebrated our Anniversary a month late with a weekend stay at The Grand America where we spent our wedding night

Went up to Underwood Farms for Strawberry Picking

Started Potty Training Capri

Spent lots of days at the beach with my baby bump 

Adam left for a week to Seattle on a boys trip with the Hale family

 

| JUNE |

Capri started taking Dance classes

I took Capri to get her first haircut

My friends in my church threw me a Baby Shower

We had a ward talent show at our church and Adam busted out his beat boxing skills

My sister Lindsay and her family came to visit us

We spent a fun night at The LACMA and The Grove 

Had lots of days swimming and going to get a mani/pedi with Capri

 

manhattan beach pier
newborn baby photos
mom of two
homemade strawberry popsicles
summer fashion
silver cross baby pram
disneyland cinderella castle
florida beach style
capri and june
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brother and sister
baby wrap
fall picnic party
baby blessing day pictures
baby boy beach style
family christmas card photos

| JULY |

My parents came to spend the 4th of July with us and meet baby Liam

Liam was born on July 6th!!

We spent time at Terrenea Resort

Had a newborn photo session as a family of four in our home

 

| AUGUST |

Went on our first family hike up Topanga Canyon

Had a picnic by the Pier in Santa Monica

Spent a fun day in Malibu

Went to the OC Fair, Anaheim Packing District, and Newport Beach

Liam had his first trip to Disneyland

Took a weekend trip to Palm Springs

 

| SEPTEMBER |

Had a beach bonfire with friends

Spent a night out with girlfriends at Disneyland

Took a trip to Utah for Liam's Baby Blessing and Utah games, Salt Lake Temple, swimming, canyon cookouts, Park City, Boating & the Aquarium]

 

| OCTOBER |

Went pumpkin picking and let Capri paint them

Spent a day at the Long Beach Aquarium

Had a fun day at the farm for picking fresh produce, pumpkins, the corn maze, and petting zoo

My cousin Joey came to visit us and spent the day at Disneyland with our two Minnie's

Took Capri Trick-or-Treating and won First Place at our ward Chili Cook-off

 

| NOVEMBER |

Had our family Christmas Card photos taken

Spend lots of days at the park and Capri learning to ride her scooter

Went to Utah for Thanksgiving at Stein Erikson with the Hale family 

Took a family vacation to the beach in Florida for Papa Jon's 60th birthday

Went to the town tree lighting, had bowling date with friends, and more campfire dinners with s'mores

 

| DECEMBER |

Had a fun time at Disney on Ice with friends watching Frozen

Went to the Marina Del Ray lighted boat parade

Got in the Christmas Spirit at our ward Creche Festival

Took the kids to meet Santa at The Grove for our annual photo

Saw our favorite Christmas lights at Candy Cane Lane

Went to Adam's work party themed Deutsch Chalet

Celebrated Christmas early with the kids before driving to Utah 

Spent the holidays in Utah with family decorating Gingerbread houses, seeing Santa, going to Temple Square, The Grand, making cookies, eating at our favorite restaurants, seeing The Nutcracker, Sledding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snow-shoeing, met our new nephew baby Quinn, Ice Skating, Playdates with friends, and the Midway Ice Castles