cabo, mexico 2015

February 18, 2016

In December we embarked on our 15th annual trip to Mexico with the Blands. It was a little off from our normal routine as the Bland’s had an unexpected death in the family, Scotty & Mckenna left after two days to return home to the funeral and to be with extended family.

Due to this I didn’t take out my camera quite as much for photos and videos, but I filmed just enough to be reminded of what we love about this special place of ours – for one more year. And our Myla turned sixteen while we were there!

Press Play! xo.


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

January 4, 2015


I hope you all had a lovely holiday season. I hope it included time with friends and family, and you felt loved. And enjoyed as much time as possible being lazy!!!

We have returned home from our annual holiday pilgrimage to Cabo, Mexico. It was a brutal return to frigid temps here in Utah. So, we are holding on to these warm memories as long as we can!

Feliz Navidad! Feliz Ano Nuevo!!! xo.

*Santa brought all the girls Swedish Hasbeens in Mexico… we are all a family of has-beens now! 😉


cabo san lucas, part IV

December 26, 2012

{this is the last post for cabo san lucas…}

poolside in cabo

our last day{s} is always a little sad in cabo. we all mentally prepare to go home. do you do that on vacation? the last day or two, do your thoughts return to what-needs-to-be-done-at-home-or-work mode and you start to abandon the carefree spirit of vacation? cabo is so special to us, that none of us want it to end…

for some reason, we usually stay one to three+ days longer than our friends who go with us… so, the day they leave is a total downer.

KJ cheered himself up with three vanilla milkshakes after his buddies left…

three vanilla milkshakes



cabo san lucas, part III

December 26, 2012

{making a tribe.}

while in cabo i was reading and looking through the latest edition of kinfolk. i felt an immense connection to the words by rebecca parker payne when she talks about making a tribe.

so…. for this post, i am doing something new – i am going to quote her entire article, with our pictures. they don’t relate. and yet they do relate. she talks about traditional childhood memories in respect to hunting down the perfect christmas tree in the blue ridge mountains. my pictures are from a few of my favorite days in cabo san lucas, one of our holiday traditions. we have been going to mexico for the holidays,


cabo san lucas, part II

December 23, 2012

instax vignettes from day three:

a picture of pictures, cabo day three

sisters in doo-rags {keepin’ it classy!}:

cabo day three my bandanda girls

mi familia:

instax pics of cabo day three

myla was stung by a jelly fish on her hand! {eek!} + sela’s second paddle boarding lesson:

cabo day three jelly fish bite and paddle board lesson

sand creations:

cabo day three sand castles

the bland familia + stacey clark, a new favorite friend.

the bland family day three in cabo

susan’s first time to paddle board:
{so proud of her! not just for paddle boarding, but for getting in the water!!!}

suzi q paddle boards for the first time

susan &