gallamore west: Slow down and soak it in...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Slow down and soak it in...

If there is one thing that I absolutely love to do, it's being a tourist in my own town... and when that town is San Diego, what's not to love?


Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle & bustle of daily life that we forget to stop and recognize how gorgeous life is right around us.  This weekend, we barbecued with good friends, watched the kids all swim together, sang Happy Birthday to their sweet daughter, and ate a vanilla cake layered with fresh strawberries that I baked from scratch {a rare event around here these days with a newborn and a toddler to chase!}


On Saturday we took a little 15 minute ferry ride from Coronado to the San Diego Harbor to go on some amazing old ships and inside an old submarine.  The boys loved this pirate ship they got to play on the most. 


Life with four little boys is crazy, hectic, challenging, and messy a lot of the time.  But it's also incredibly sweet, loving, fun, silly, and hilarious most of the time.  Sometimes I look around my house and wish that there weren't little fingerprints on the sliding glass door that I just cleaned, or that there weren't toy trains scattered all over the floors.  But I know that those days will come someday, sooner than it even seems possible.  And I will miss all of this much. 


So while our life with 4 little boys is a sticky one sometimes and there are some days that I feel like I change one diaper only to turn around to change another one, I really wouldn't change a single thing.  I'm so grateful for my sweet family.  And I'm so grateful to live in a city where the sun is {almost} always shining, and there are always fun adventures to go on with our boys.

I hope you had a sunny weekend too!  
What's your favorite thing to do 
where you live? 
xoxo




10 comments:

The Witch's Kitchen said...

It truly does go by way too fast. I miss those days of taking my three boys out just to mess around and have a good time. At 22, 20 & 18 their lives are full of other things now.

Enjoy the sticky fingerprints and toy trains!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Sweet Post and you look so great surrounded by all those handsome fellows!

Wendy said...

LOVE that picture of your little man and the cake! Too cute! Blessings!

Naptime Review said...

That cake picture is priceless! ha!

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Gwen Parker said...
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Gwen Parker said...

What a beautiful family you have Laurie. Your blog is adorable also. I love the design and layout.

Thanks for stopping by A Little Unhinged earlier. xoxo

Gwen @ www.alittleunhinged.com

Shar Martinez said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Come over and visit me whenever you get a chance! :)

xoxo ♥ Shar
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Cassie said...

That's something I don't really do.. We haven't really explored all our city has to offer. I think you just inspired me! It is so easy to get caught up. You have a beautiful family :)

Anissa said...

Great pics. Your newest follower from the Monday Mingle.
Anissa from Chasing Hailey
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Monica said...

Hi Laurie, I love this post! I too love taking the time to be a tourist in my own city (NYC) with my family. I'm so glad to see how much you appreciate what you have. Your family is beautiful!Now following you via the hop and would love a follow back if you have the chance. I'm looking forward to reading more on your blog!

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