Californiacation!!!

Together 12 years (13 years in October) married 3 years! My oh my, has time gone by fast.

Robert and I decided that we wanted to take a short little vacation (that was actually planned last-minute) to Southern California and not only celebrate our anniversary there but also Father’s Day and my birthday. See, we have many special occasions that goes on in June. Have I even mentioned that Robert’s birthday is in June as well? Since I planned a surprise birthday dinner for him this year, we just decided to celebrate the other 3 occasions that were coming up.

Now, I’ve been to California many of times. More times than I can actually count. So visiting Cali sometimes gets exciting but not that exciting (if you know what I mean). This time it was special and lovely. We wanted to go to new beaches, try new food places out, explore, and sight see! And, we did just that.

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Get To Know My Husband…

In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to write a special blog on one of the greatest people I know, my husband!!

For those who don’t know him, his name is Robert. He’s really a great, genuine, smart, and funny guy! He’s my greatest supporter in life and definitely my rock. He is the greatest dad to Melia and Avery, which are both big time daddy girls!! He goes above and beyond to give our family the best life possible, which we are always thankful for. So without further due here are 10 facts about my husband!

  1. Robert hates almost all vegetables!
  2. He loves being outdoors, just like me
  3. He’s a chocoholic! Loves everything chocolate!
  4. He doesn’t properly digest food. Which means when he eats certain foods like bread, beef, cheese, etc., he can’t lay down right away. He needs about 3-4 hours of sitting up to do, before he can even attempt to lay down, otherwise, he will get sick. I know it sucks!
  5. He wears socks ALL THE TIME! The only time he doesn’t is when he’s at the pool or going swimming.
  6. He’s never had braces and has a perfect straight smile (JEALOUS)
  7. He wants a motorcycle, but I won’t let him because it’s dangerous (especially in Las Vegas) and he drives crazy!
  8. He has bad luck with cell phone cameras (they always break)
  9. He has some type of rare skin condition that is inherited in his mom’s side of the family. The skin on his hands and feet are VERY thick. When I mean thick I mean! He can literally cut it open and will not feel it. His fingerprints are always changing, which is kind of cool.
  10. His favorite food is anything with BBQ sauce… it even got to a point where he would eat bbq sauce straight out of the bottle!!!

Well, now that you some facts about my husband what are some interesting facts about yours?

If you are a dad reading this, Happy Father’s Day to you! Otherwise Happy Father’s Day to your husband/partner!

And, to my husband who may be reading this, I love you. Thank you for being you and for giving me the 2 best gifts on earth, our children! Love You!

All with love,

Christine

Father’s Day Gift Guide

So I’ve heard and even been told (by my husband) that women are the most difficult to shop for. Well, I don’t think that is necessarily true. I mean you could do no wrong with jewelry, perfume, and shoes right?! Some women (cough.. cough.. me) will actually show or tell their partner some item(s) they may want… “in the future”. Haha, c’mon ladies, I know some of ya’ll know what I’m talking about, right?! Well, at least I hope so.

When it comes to shopping for Robert or my dad, I always have the most difficult time! He’s the type of guy that doesn’t really want or need anything, if you know what I’m saying. I’ll constantly ask him what he would like for whatever occasion it is, and all I’ll get is “ehh, I can’t think of anything” (and they say women are difficult). I mean some would take that and run, but the girls and I love to get him things just as an appreciation.

So, since I know I’m not the only one going through this out there, I’ve put up a gift guide with things that I’ve personally purchased and/or items that I would get for any man. Hopefully this will hopefully give you an idea or two.

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Need an everyday type of sunglass? Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Classic will give you just that! I love how it’s an everyday type of sunglass with a matte black finish.

Fitbit Versa Smart Watch is perfect for an all active person! You can play songs, text, make calls, all while keeping up with your daily fitness goals.

Into grilling? Then these Monogram BBQ Grill Tools will be perfect for your partner! These tools are professional grade, and you can even give it a special touch and specialize the case with his initial on it!

Need something quick to put on, looking more for comfort, or house shoes? I love these adidas ‘Adilette’ Slide Sandals. These also work great for being at the pool!

We all know that these smart home devices are taking over the world now, right? Google Home Voice Activated Speaker is one of them. Who wouldn’t like having Google Assistance play your favorite songs or answer your questions?

Since men are all about comfort in shoes and in clothing, jogger pants are great for comfort! These Under Armour Sportstyle Knit Jogger Pants are very casual for everyday use or for the gym.

Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette is one of my favorite colognes for men! It is described as “raw and noble” which I completely agree! Absolultely love this smell!!

When it comes to tennis shoes, it’s all about comfort. These adidas Swift Run Running Shoes are very comfortable (per Robert), whether you are running or using them as your daily shoes.

For those who like stylish shades, Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster shades are the perfect sunglasses for those who want to complete ‘the look’.

If he likes a sock fitting tennis shoe adidas X_PLR Sneakers are just what he needs.

Looking for more of an everyday watch? G-Shock ‘Big Combi’ Watch is just that! This bad boy features a shock resistance and has multiple alarms that you can set.

I swear it seems like men go through wallets more then women do. I’m loving this Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Passcase Wallet. It also features a slide out passcase, which is great!

When it comes to working out or traveling, that’s when a good pair of headphones come into play. Bose Soundlink Around The Ear Headphones are perfect for long travels, being at the gym, or everyday life. They even include a built-in mic to be able to take calls.

If you’re looking for something strictly for keeping track of your daily fitness goals, Fitbit ‘Charge 2’ Wireless Activity & Heart Rate Tracker is a great alternative to the Fitbit Versa Smart Watch, and more affordable.

All with love,

Christine