California Sunshine

Swan moves! Who else likes dancing in the pool 😉

He is so sweet and (almost 😉 always offers me some of . This is the cutest phase, I can’t get over how sweet this chapter is!

He loves sunglasses!! Well really any glasses, and gets the cutest smirk when he puts them on like he knows we think it’s so cute and funny 🙂




Happy Monday guys! Hope you had a great weekend! We were supposed to go to Hawaii last week but a couple people got sick so we had to postpone the trip. We were still really craving some warm weather (and is there any worse feeling than being prepared for a vacation and then canceling last minute and waking up to a normal Monday morning? haha 🙂 Last minute we saw it was supposed to be 80° in California so we found a good deal on tickets and headed down to Newport Beach for a long weekend. We usually make it to California about once a month so it always feels like our second home and the amazing weather never gets old.

B’s been so funny lately! I signed him up for preschool for the fall and he thinks it’s starting like in a couple days so he always wants to wear his backpack now: to the pool, to bed, anywhere and everywhere! It seriously melts my heart how excited he is for school! He always asks me to “pack a lunch like Mara” so I put treats and snacks in his backpack wherever we go.  Some of his favorite cartoons are Paw Patrol and Mickey Mouse Club House so I found  at  that have all the characters and cartoons on them and they are healthy organic snacks which is a double plus. It was the best while we were traveling because he could just pack up his backpack with snacks and take them wherever.

He is turning three this week and it’s almost bittersweet! It really is one of my favorite phases but at the same time it makes you realize they are growing up so quickly and that you’ll never get a repeat of those moments but also gets me so excited for what’s to come!

Xx, Christine

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  1. You are so lucky to have the whole pool to yourself, the photos turned out amazing!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    1. I know!!! I couldn’t believe how empty the beach and pool were! I guess it seemed cool for CA weather but coming from Utah it felt amazing! haha

  2. brett

    Love that swimsuit!!

    1. Thanks so much Brett! I’m a sucker for anything with palm trees haha

  3. Fatou Diaw

    your son is adorable!

    1. Oh thanks so much Fatou! I can’t believe how big he is getting!!

  4. Ali McLean

    Love it all! Where can I find your shorts?

  5. Alyssa

    This swimsuit is so cute!! Your messy bun is always the perfect amount of messy but put together, can you do a tutorial on how you do that? It’s so fab! xx

    1. Thanks Alyssa! The messy bun is definitely my go to 🙂 I actually did do a messy bun tutorial a few months ago on my channel! Here is a direct link :

  6. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Beautiful weather … gorgeous swimsuits and a happy little family is always a very beautiful thing! 🙂

    1. Aww thank you so much Mia! A happy family is the best 🙂 Xx

  7. Natali

    There’s nothing like Cali sunshine!!! Lovely photos!

    1. I know! I can’t get enough of the California weather 🙂 Xx

  8. vaishali

    Love his smile and cuteness. Kids grow up so fast. Enjoy the moments 🙂

    1. I know right?! I am trying to hold onto every moment 🙂 Xx

  9. Kristy

    Adorable! Love the suit and can’t go wrong with organic anything!!
    xx- Kristy

    1. Thanks Kristy! I love finding healthy snacks for the kids that we can all enjoy 🙂 Xx

  10. Pam

    B is SO adorable, I can’t get enough <3

    1. Aww thanks Pam! I’m loving this age so much!

  11. vera

    Beautiful photos. I always enjoy coming to your blog.

    1. Thanks so much Vera!!

  12. Makayla M.

    All these shots are beautiful. I can’t get over how big B is getting… he’s so fricken cute!!!

    Makayla M.

    1. Thanks Makayla! I feel the same way.. he will be 3 this week and I am dying about it!

  13. Angela

    omg!!! I don’t usually comment but he is so scrumptious I could eat him up!!! I miss that stage so much 🙁 He is a gorgeous little boy. Enjoy every second!!!

    1. Thanks so much Angela! It really is the best age, I’m loving it! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂

  14. Ali McLean

    I love it all! I need those shorts! Where can i find them??

    1. Thanks Ali! I just got them for this trip and I am obsessed, they are super comfy too 🙂 Here is a direct link for them :

  15. Irmina

    Hey Christine, what size are you in this swimsuit? 🙄

    1. Hi Irmina 🙂 I am wearing a size small 🙂 Xx

  16. Ewa Macherowska

    As always nice post and photos! Love it 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Ewa, glad you enjoy them 🙂 Xx

  17. Boo Hoo

    You all look great and the pics are awesome!

    1. You are so sweet Bianca <3 Glad you enjoyed the post! Xx

  18. Benedetta

    Woow this place looks like paradise!!!

    1. Seriously! It was the perfect little mini vacation 🙂 It was not easy leaving the beautiful weather! Xx

  19. Michelle Johnson

    He is just so adorable I can’t take it!! Love all these pics!

  20. C's Collection

    He really is just adorable! Those little cheeky smiles make me smile! Love that he’s excited about school- means you’ve done a great job at parenting him!

  21. Shloka

    Literally looks like such a wonderful day!


  22. Taylor Winkelmeyer

    Okay… OBSESSED with this one piece. Love it so much. Also, these pics of B are WAY too cute, can’t handle it. ♡
    xx Taylor | |

  23. Kari

    He is just so sweet!

    1. Jordan Greenberg

      May I ask what’s the name of the hotel?

      1. Hey Jordan! We stayed at the Pelican Hill Resort – it was amazing! Xx

  24. Morgan

    Oh wow! This looks so beautiful. I am definitely craving some pool time and your swimsuit is adorable!

    Morgan |

    1. Thanks so much Morgan! There’s nothing a good swimming pool can’t fix! 🙂

  25. marie from heartfelt hunt

    what a gorgeous swimsuit! i love it!!! <3 <3 <3


  26. Aria Di Bari

    These photos are lovely and your son is just so cute!


    Happy holiday!

    I see your outfit was really nice dear!

  28. Maritess

    This hotel looks gorg! Which hotel was it??

    1. Thanks Maritess! It was at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport, CA! We loved it 🙂

  29. AryaChic

    So cute! These pics are adorable!

  30. josephine

    Your palm tree suit (and these photos!!) is just the cutest! This makes me miss Newport Beach so much!!

  31. Carol

    I was wondering were do you recommend to stay in california near the beach we are planning a vacation but are not sure which hotel to book it thrue any suggestions

    PS . your little man is tooo adorable he looks like a toddler model

  32. Reece

    these pictures are gorg! love your suit and you always have the best messy buns. love that😍

  33. Cassandra Ann

    I LOVE THIS <3

    XO, CA
    Lifestyle Blogger

  34. Lyndi

    Such a chic bathing suit! Love the tropical print

  35. Katie

    Love your sunglasses, but it looks like the link to them takes you to the palm print suit – can you share a link to the sunglasses when you have a chance? Thanks in advance!!

    1. Hi Katie! They are actually new from ILY but haven’t hit the site yet! I’ll definitely share a link once they are up 🙂 Xx

  36. jessica | jess & the rest blog

    so many cute shots! love that swimsuit.

    I’m always obsessed with photography on blogs, and yours is stunning! who takes your photos and/or what camera do you use? <3

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