Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thursday Thoughts, Stuff and Things

Happy Thursday! This week seems to be flying by. Maybe because it's the last week of March and Father Time is playing a funny trick on me and making time flash before my eyes even faster. Can y'all believe we're a quarter of the way through the year?

The annoying thing that comes with today being the last day of March is that tomorrow is April Fools' Day. As a kid, April Fools is awesome. Kids play adorable little pranks that most of the time don't make sense or end in "made ya look!" I remember the year that my Grammy died, we were up in Illinois with my grandpa and he played several trickster jokes on us kids. Looking back its a cute, fond memory, and probably the only April Fools I truly remember. As an adult, April Fools just isn't funny. Maybe it's because I'm far too gullible and don't like feeling dumb. Maybe it's because people joke about serious and sensitive subjects that just aren't funny. Don't let me damper your April Fools by any means, but please, please, please remember that pregnancy is NOT a joke! I'll get off my soap box now.

JP and I have been booking a very special trip over the past few days! It's official...we're going to San Francisco in May! We were planning two kind of mini trips; an overnight trip in April for our anniversary and a long weekend somewhere within driving distance in May for JP's 30th birthday! We thought about it and decided that we would rather combine the two and take an awesome 30th birthday trip! JP totally deserves it. Cue quick husband brag. He works so hard for Chloe and I. It's because of him that I'm able to only work 2 days a week. In fact, he's told me that I can quit if I'd rather be at home with her! I'm so thankful to have a hard working, career driven, family man to call mine. I want to make sure that 30 is the best birthday for him. Better than his 21st birthday when he went with his dad to Vegas! Now we're just deciding all the best things to do.
Who's been to or lives in San Fransisco? 
What are our MUST do/see adventures? 
What restaurants should we try? 
What part of town should we stay in? 
We will have a rental car to help us get around, and we're planning on driving to Sonoma for a day trip! So go ahead and throw out any and all San Fransisco advice now!

We absolutely love to travel and actually didn't travel in March with no plans to travel in April! If you've been following along with A Balancing Act for any amount of time, you know that we love traveling, and having a little baby won't even stop this girl! I mean, we went to Europe for our Babymoon/Anniversary trip and to Disney World when Chloe was 4 month old and AGAIN at 5 months! Considering we're always planning our next trip and we're constantly on the go, it's kind of crazy that we're so content relaxing in Houston. Okay, relaxing may be a stretch. We always seem to have somewhere to go in town or people to see. The thing about living in such a huge city is that in order to see everyone we want, we're constantly driving! I have close friends and family to the North, Northwest and Southwest. All take at least 30 minutes to get to from our central location and can take over an hour to get to some in traffic. One day I met up with a friend in Sugar Land with our babies and then headed North to Spring to spend the rest of the day relaxing and catching up with a good friend {and blogger} Rachael. 30 minutes to Sugar Land, 45 minutes to Spring and 35 minutes back home again. JP calls days that I do this a "tour de Houston." I used to hate driving, but don't mind it so much with Chloe in the car with me. If driving is what it takes to spend time with people I care about then let's do it! I'm lucky to have that may people I care about to spend time with!

I love these random posts because I can babble about anything on my brain. I successfully rambled fairly seamlessly about April Fools to our trip to San Fran to driving in Houston. I don't have a seamless intro into my final ramble unless I tie in the driving because I wanted to share Easter pictures which were taken in Sugar Land! Not from Houston? Look at the image above. I live in the city and my family lives in Sugar Land {it's really two words} and I drive out there a lot. 30 minutes without traffic. Okay, back to pictures. I love them, take a look!

My little family {minus the pups}

Timmer kids

The original 6 ;)


My sister took a few new pics for me that I'm hoping to use on the blog!

That's all for today! Enjoy your last day of March and don't forget to link up!

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  1. Love your dress! We went to San Fran a couple of years ago. We were actually going to Napa & just flew in & out of San Fran & did some sightseeing while we were there. Alcatraz was really cool, we walked around Fisherman's Wharf & saw the Painted Ladies from Full House. I would think about spending less time in San Fran & more time in Sonoma or Napa! I'm all about wine though!

  2. villa florence is a great hotel in the heart of san francisco (but other hotels in that general area are good too). right by a cable car pick up, all the shopping and walking distance to a lot of the main sights like the pier, ghiradelli, painted ladies, that kind of thing. my absolute favorite restaurant was trattoria pinocchio in north beach, hops and hominy was pretty good too. the melt and sushirrito are great places for lunch. there used to be a food truck park called off the grid by the golden gate bridge that was awesome.

  3. That sounds like such a fun trip! I've never been there, but I'd definitely want to see Fisherman's Wharf and a night tour of Alcatraz, and of course take a ride on the trolleys! Love the Easter pics. You all look so festive, and that color is great on you! Also, that is the most perfect e-card hahaha. Stopping by from the link up :)

  4. I've been to SF twice and both times I went to Alcatraz. I revisited it because I truly think it is that cool of an experience. Going across the GG Bridge is also a must do activity. There are some wonderful spots on the north end of the bridge for taking pictures. If you have transportation, I'd also recommend going to Muir Woods to see the coastal Redwoods. SF is a really fun city!

  5. I was the opposite and spent a day in SF and a lot longer in wine country! Our one and only dinner was at The Progress and we had breakfast at B Patisserie and I'm STILL dreaming of the banana chocolate croissant (that wasn't really a croissant at all...). Fisherman's Wharf is a total tourist place but you have to go just to see the sea lions! The Fremont Diner is a great lunch spot in Sonoma, but other than that, I stayed mostly in Napa.


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