Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This is 30.

I'm officially out of my 20's, eeeek. I blinked and just like that, I'm 30!! Where did the time go? It seems like everyone makes a big deal about turning 30 but I can honestly say I'm SO excited about where I am in my life and about what's to come. I have a job that I love, I have a beautiful family and I'm happy and healthy. In my book, I'm doing pretty damn good! Right?!

We decided to stay at the Ace. If you haven't been to the Ace you need to just go at least once! It's a hip, artsy hotel with stylish rooms and so soooo many vibes. Did I mention that they have Stumptown Cold Brew?! That may or may not be 99% of the reason I decided to stay there! I knew we would spend most of our time at the pool and outside so we opted for the suite with a private patio. It gave us the space we needed to sprawl out and enjoy the desert heat.. aka let Ruby get wild and blow bubbles while we sipped desert facial cocktails. Did I mention that all of the rooms have legit record players? So fun! Ruby and Patrick played the same UB40 album on repeat and we danced and sang like there was no tomorrow. So fun. It was exactly what I needed! If this is just a sprinkle of what 30 looks like I can't wait for the year ahead. I made sure to capture as many moments as possible, a few of my favorites are below!! 

When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday I quickly responded - "PALM SPRINGS PLEASE" ... I wanted a quick trip with my little tribe to regroup and celebrate. It's my happy place. Let me just tell you that Palm Springs holds a special place in my heart. Growing up in Portland, OR we vacationed in Palm Springs EVERY YEAR. It feels like a second home and I never got sick of it - ever! Even now, I could go once a month for the rest of my life and be a happy camper. I just love it so much! 

Ruby twirling in her Alice + Ames dres


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 Walking the grounds, such a fun wall!

I can't even, look at that face!! 
Poolside essentials - hat / sunnies / sunscreen / wet bag / camera / sippy cup

Ruby rearranging my shot, lol! 

Poolside babe.

Full Disclosure - I made a big deal about making sure I had "30" balloons. my poor husband. love him to pieces. 
Telling her it's time to leave the pool didn't go over well. -- this suit. that top knot!

Palm Springs September 2016 - You were good to us, that's a wrap!! 


  1. I'm reaching my mid thirties and they have been some of the best years of my life! Embrace it! X

  2. 30s hav never looked so good. These photos are amazing! Ruby in the top knot and swimsuit is way too cute!

  3. Happy 30th!! Looks like a fantastic trip!!

  4. Well first off happy belated birthday! I just turned 30 this year to, but I kinda missed celebrating it as I was so focused on Cataleya's birthday that happens to by two days later.

    Looks like you had an aaamazing time, I've yet to check our Palms Springs.


  5. London has that bathing suit too! And the big gold balloons are a MUST for every celebration!