Life Update: NorCal to SoCal


These past couple of months have been so crazy. After 6.5 years of living in Northern California, it’s time to say “see you later”. We have officially moved down to Southern California! It’s so bittersweet- on one hand, the Bay Area has become my home and I love it so much. On the other hand, all my family is in Southern California (including my twin sister and niece). Moving down here isn’t a long term decision, as we haven’t decided where we want to plant down permanent roots. Do we stay in California? I can’t see myself living in Los Angeles long term… maybe eventually move out of state? Not sure! We are keeping all our options open, but for the next 3-5 years we will be here.



Truthfully, I didn’t want to move at all- but it was best for our little family. I want my daughter and niece to grow up together, and have them be best friends. It’s time to make new memories, and to open a new chapter in our lives. So, for now, Southern California is home again!


Some things I’m looking forward to:

-exploring Santa Barbara

-going to Catalina Island

-exploring San Diego

-getting a Disneyland annual pass

-driving along Pacific Coast Highway (lots of beach days!)

-exploring some vineyards (Temecula + Malibu)

-Solvang + Ojai trips


I already have a list of places and restaurants I want to try; I can’t wait to explore + share some of our adventures on the blog.

Until then, see you for Eloise’s 7 month update!



I’m so happy to finally share our little secret we’ve been keeping from social media: WE ARE EXPECTING! It’s still so crazy to me, because I am still in shock over the fact that I am pregnant! Many of you might know I’ve dealt with a lot of health problems; I was diagnosed with Prolactinoma a few years ago & had to be put on medication to regulate my prolactin levels & regulate my periods. The medication was mandatory, if I ever wanted to have children in the future (because having prolactinoma can affect fertility!) So becoming pregnant without any trouble, was truly a huge blessing. I’m very thankful. 

Tomorrow I am 15 weeks pregnant! My estimated due date is December 6th, 2018. I am in my second trimester & I have been lucky enough to have an “easy” pregnancy thus far.

NO MORNING SICKNESS AT ALL. Just very tired! I do notice that if I don’t eat on time or wait too long to eat, I can become sick or nauseas! So I try and snack, drink water, and eat when my body is telling me that I’m hungry.

A lot of you may know this already, but my twin sister is ALSO pregnant! She is currently 31 weeks along! We are about 4 months apart, and I’m SO grateful to be pregnant together. Although we live 6 hours away, that’s not a forever thing. I do plan on moving back after baby is born & school is done… which leads me to my next topic: College.

I am only two semesters away from graduating college, but since I’m pregnant I’m taking some time off from school! I made the decision to finish strong & complete my degree at SFSU! My graduation date has been pushed back, but it doesn’t even matter to me at this point! As long as I complete college, that’s all that matters to me!

This past weekend we went down to Los Angeles to celebrate my twin sister’s baby shower, and to take some pregnancy announcement photos! My brother-in-law did such an amazing job! I am in love with how they turned out!! I picked Descanso Gardens, and it truly was the perfect location.


We also found out the sex of the baby: it’s a GIRL! I went to the same place my sister went to find out her baby’s sex. We are both having girls!!! We already have a name picked out, but won’t be sharing until way later on, or maybe even after birth! It’s an exciting time for sure, so many life changes happening- and I cannot believe we are in this next chapter of our lives. I’ve always known I wanted to be a mother, and my goal was to have my first baby before 30. Baby girl will be born after my 26th birthday, and I think it worked out perfectly.

Dexter, my partner, is over the moon with excitement & joy. He is going to be a great daddy to our little one. We’ve known each other/ had our first date 7 years ago. Although our relationship has experienced many highs & lows; I’m so thankful for the short amount of time we spent apart over a year ago, because it’s made us grateful for one another. It’s put the important things into perspective. I can’t wait to see where life takes us. I love being on this new adventure together.



a much needed break.

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged! I’ve been swamped with school/homework/studying/finals. I am so glad to be done with another semester. Two more semesters & I’ll be a college graduate. I’m looking forward to it so much! This semester wasn’t that interesting, most of the classes I took were boring. The only thing I care about is passing them, and getting one step closer to graduation! (phew!)

There’s a couple big changes happening in the near future! The first one being, we are moving again. That’s always a pain in the butt, because I have to start packing and organizing everything. I loathe moving, but I’ve done it so many times I’m basically a pro! I’m moving out of the current city I live in, and I’m looking forward to being in a new area to explore! I’m still in Northern California, and won’t be moving from the Bay Area until I’m done with college, most likely. Next is: my twin sister’s baby shower is happening in under 3 weeks! I cannot wait to share photos! I just ordered her cake from this cute bakery in Los Angeles, I’ve gotten all the cute Etsy baby shower decorations delivered, and I already have my outfit planned! I’m so ready for this big day & to shower my sister with love.

Since my sister is due in August, and I’m not taking summer school classes this year, I’m planning on spending a few weeks with my sister and brother-in-law! I haven’t spent good quality time with her in so long, since we both live 6 hours away from one another. I want to help her with the finishing touches of baby girl’s nursery, go on target/tjmaxx trips together, watch movies, and possibly go to prenatal yoga with her! (so fun!)

Next post should be about the baby shower! I hope everyone has a good rest of their week! Any big life changes happening in your life? Anything exciting going on this summer?