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This is the story all about how our lives got flip turned upside down! We moved across the country from the suburbs of Chicago to Los Angeles. We are embracing our new life with outdoor living, healthy eating and fun adventures!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

College Girls - 2012

Last weekend us college girls got together again for our annual weekend! We had a blast! Aside from the speeding ticket on our way down - things were PERFECT! We had a fantastic day to sit outside, drink beers (or vodka + water if you are wierd) and get coaching on intro to parenting 101!



Jackie had me up EARLY - we left around 7:00 AM! It paid off because we got there early enough to play before Carson even got up from his nap. We got to see Logan and Kayden together again and they were ready to play!!!

These boys loved hockey! It looks like Jackie did too!
Logan got photo bombed! That's my lovely foot - I guess I thought I was funny after a few Apple Smirnoff Ice's!

Kayden liked me better than Nichole so she had to bribe him with kid-friendly cheetos!

Did someone forget to tell Logan that there are NO popsicles in the garage?!?! Don't let mama see!

It felt like ages, but Carson FINALLY got up from his nap...and we managed to get some playtime in before his next one! That boy eats and sleeps like a true champ!


It was so great getting together with everyone again - and I love that I get to see their kids! We all have so much fun together still! The only difference is that we get WAY less drunk and got to bed a lot earlier!




We were all buzzed and tired...the boys were dirty though which means BATH TIME! I did say it was intro to parenting, right? I learned a lot...like a bathtub full of 3 boys is fun and also envokes some tears!




I can't believe we only do this once a year...I don't think they will all fit in the tub together in a year! Thanks for a great weekend!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Poor Ninja...

After many, many, many weeks of Ninja suffering from some puzzling "disease" and costing us a pretty penny in vet visits....we have a solution! Ninja has some kind of fungus and now requires regular shampooing & meds - at least for the next 6 weeks. He got his first bath last night...Poor Ninja!!!




Update: Bradley Michael Cunningham

Happy belated birthday to Bradley Michael Cunningham - born on June 27, 2012. We were lucky enough to be at the hospital to celebrate his birth with the Erickson/Cunningham crew and friends. I got to witness a few of Betsy's labor pains (actually one of the most painful looking things EVER) before getting banned to the waiting room...only a few minutes later Bradley was born!

We got to go see him in the NICU the next day and a little while after that got to hold him. On top of all of that - we were asked to be Godparents!!! We love this little guy so much already...








Right before B got to come home we got the chance for one last baby-free hurrah with Betsy and Pat in Lake Geneva...I guess you had to be there to know how that all went down! It was a ton of fun and the following week Bradley FINALLY made it home!