Yesterday was a big day full of celebration!
We celebrated my fiancé, Brett’s birthday!
Currently, we have been a bit stressed lately with trying to purchase
our first family home (before our lease ends in a month)
and planning our wedding (t-minus 1 month also!)
With these being the forefront topics of our lives at the moment,
we have been feeling like we are always glued to our phones.
So yesterday, we decided to UNPLUG aka. no phones or devices!
This was exactly what our family needed.
I planned a whole day for us in Ventura, California,
which is about an hour away from us, for a nice mini birthday getaway for Brett!
Luckily, my unique wooden watch from JORD made sure we stayed on schedule!
This watch is so perfect because nature truly holds a special place in my heart.
This is why we decided to move out of the hustle and bustle city of Hollywood,
and settled in Malibu. We love the mountains, canyons, and of course, the beaches in Malibu.
Fun fact: every year on our anniversary,
we visit a National Park to celebrate another year together!
JORDs wooden watches are the most unique timepieces that I have seen!
Let’s see how my JORD wooden watch guided our day full of celebration!
BRUNCH IN THE HARBOR
We began with a nice brunch with a beautiful view of the harbor.
Tenley learned how to say, “boat!” which was cute
…but also funny, because it sounded more like “butt!”
It still counts in our book!
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
This HAS TO BE the coolest visitor center ever.
It has a mini aquarium that kids can interact with and see.
They offer free tours that educate people about the local marine life and sea animals.
It also has a theater to show educational films.
Oh, and it has such a neat observation deck that overlooks the harbor and ocean!
Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center
has definitely set the bar high for all other visitor centers!
If you know a better one, LET ME KNOW!
I am curious now to see if there are any other ones like it.
DRIVING WITH STYLE AND EASE
No, I am not holding a gift card.
I AM ACTUALLY HOLDING THE KEY TO THE CAR!
I have to take a moment to give a shoutout to this amazing car.
It is ALL electric,
vegan leather seats,
autopilot capability (it drives itself!),
and everything you want in a car.
This is Brett’s dream car,
and to be quite honest, I was not sold on it
until I actually drove it! It is amazing!!
I was able to surprise him for his birthday
by renting his dream car with Turo!
(think airbnb for cars)
* * For $25 credit to drive the car of your dreams, click here! * *
This car is perfect for our family, because as you know,
nature holds a special place in our hearts, and
the Tesla is fully eco-friendly and innovative.
Shoutout to Tesla!!
We LOVE supporting local, and this includes, breweries!
Made West Brewery is the best brewery in Ventura.
The beer is delicious, the prices were fantastic, and most of all,
IT IS FAMILY FRIENDLY
Hallelujah, they understand that parents also need a drink too!
SWINGS AT THE BEACH!
As parents, we try our very best to time out the best time
to travel according to Tenley’s typical nap times.
It is not always easy, but with JORD‘s wooden watch, it helped us keep track of time and our plans!
It was about that time to prep Tenley for her nap.
What does that exactly mean?!
It was time for Tenley to burn out some energy before driving home!
Luckily, there was a park right on the beach!
How perfect was that?!
We then went up to the pier and grabbed a quick bite to eat, then walked up and down the pier, to burn out some more energy.
It was the perfect way to end our mini getaway to Ventura, CA.
Thank you JORD.
Your unique wooden watch watch is not only beautiful,
but it helped us unplug for the day and gave us more quality time together as a family!