Baby, Book Reviews, Family, Gift Giving, Pregnancy

Our Favorite Baby Books

One of Cambri's favorite parts about being a big sister again is our new bedtime routine. She reads Roelyn and me a story. Then she gets all the baby snuggles and back scratches while I read them a story. Then she gives Roelyn a kiss and drifts off to sleep. It's so sweet! Baby books… Continue reading Our Favorite Baby Books

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Family Hike

We headed to Portsmouth for today’s family adventure and it was well worth it! Trail Conditions Location: 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, Virginia 23703 Date: Friday, April 24, 2020 Time: Noon Weather: 75° and Partly Sunny The trail was very well groomed and mostly dirt. Even though it had rained, it wasn’t muddy at all.… Continue reading Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Family Hike

Baby, Family

Roelyn Two-Month-Old Update

I feel cheated. This postpartum journey is not at all what I imagined. No one in their worst dreams imagined the effects of Covid-19 across the world. In my tiny world, my baby is growing up before my eyes and I'm not able to share her with family and friends. I feel alone. But Roelyn… Continue reading Roelyn Two-Month-Old Update

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews

Pleasure House Point Natural Area Family Hike

Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than getting outside?? Here is our review of our most recent family hike at Pleasure House Point Natural Area. If you're in Virginia Beach and enjoy the water views, this is your hike! Trail Conditions Location: We entered the trail at 3957 Marlin Bay Drive. Parking was… Continue reading Pleasure House Point Natural Area Family Hike

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews, Uncategorized

West Neck Creek Natural Area Family Hike

The coolest, closest, local hike. I had no idea this hidden gem was right down the road from us! Trail Conditions Location: 2249 N. Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Beware...Apple maps took us to the wrong location. The trail entrance is close to the intersection of Princess Anne Road at N. Landing Road right… Continue reading West Neck Creek Natural Area Family Hike

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Family Hike

Quarantine will make me go crazy if I can't get outside! The kids need some sort of physical outlet and I crave the fresh air. We have been checking out lots of local hiking opportunities not just for our fitness, but also as a living outdoor classroom. Yesterday we visited the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge… Continue reading Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Family Hike

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Launstein Family Easter 2020

Celebrating Easter alone was just another holiday for us military folks! Even though we were quarantined, it was still super special, complete with church on YouTube. It was a great message on being ENOUGH. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/R_bBi8njT4g I swear bringing joy to the kiddos is THE best part of any holiday we celebrate.… Continue reading Launstein Family Easter 2020

Baby, Family, Gift Giving

Newborn Easter Basket Ideas

Roelyn is one month old and I had way too much fun putting together a little Easter basket for her! Read on for the links to the simple and cute goodies, all available on Amazon! Jesus Rose for Me Book, or this one: Easter is Coming! Both book options relay the reason for the season:… Continue reading Newborn Easter Basket Ideas

Baby, Family, Lifestyle, Vlogs

Grandma Penelope Meets Roelyn Penelope

Before all this coronavirus craziness really began, we were lucky enough to have some special visitors! Matt's Grand Aunt Rebecca arranged for a sister trip to Virginia Beach for her and Matt's Grandma Penelope to meet our new baby. At the time the trip was booked, they didn't know the baby would be named after… Continue reading Grandma Penelope Meets Roelyn Penelope

Fitness, Food, healthy living

Vitamins and Supplements: Good or Bad?

Did you know vitamins supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? That's a scary thought considering most of us take a multivitamin every single day. Check out this video from PBS's Frontline show to learn A LOT about this up and coming industry: https://www.pbs.org/video/frontline-supplements-and-safety/ The vitamins and supplements I took during… Continue reading Vitamins and Supplements: Good or Bad?