we got laid.

You guys- this weekend Zak and I got to act like little newlywed honeymooners and it was so much fun!
We've made it a goal to go on a date at least once a week since moving to San Diego- and man it has been amazing.
Something I HIGHLY recommend to parents!
Gotta find that great babysitter and get yourself some date nights!!
Hashtag treat yo self.
We love exploring new areas, trying new activities and going to super unique places like the Catamaran Resort Hotel for a luau!
Literally the last time we did this we were in Hawaii and had just gotten married days before-
so it was super romantic and such a cute night.

First off- the location is so pretty!
Dinner is on the beach, and you're tucked right into Mission Bay- so the view is amazing!

Second- the food was BEYOND good!
I mean, listen to this line up:
-Spicy Bay Shrimp and Grilled Pineapple Salad
-Island Pineapple Coleslaw
-Roast Salmon with Ginger Lime Cream Sauce
-Ginger Scented Stir Fry with Snow Peas, Carrots, Maui Onions and Shiitake Vegetables
-Pineapple Upside Down Cake
And that was just like a fraction of the menu!!
Endless buffet... we were in HEAVEN!

Third- the entertainment!
The dancers were so good and we had a blast listening to the music and watching the performances!
Such a perfect date night!

Oh and I guess fourth thing could be..
the company:)
After Zak worked 80 plus hours in the NICU he got ready and was my perfect date for the night.
No one else I'd rather stuff my face on the beach with!
Hashtag romantic.
But really it was romantic and a really pretty night.

After the show we walked along with beach and then found a little spot to kick back at.
We talked about our future, the community we have here in San Diego and how much we love our little family and life in California.
Even with the craziness of intern year and Zak being a doctor-
we've made time for each other and poured our hearts into parenting and I love it.
No one else I'd rather do life with!

And again, a huge thank you to the Catamaran Resort Hotel for hosting us!
This tired mama and daddy had such a sweet night and it was so needed!
Felt like we were 22 again!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


saying goodbye is hard.

Hi friends!
Big news to share today!
This skirt is my jam!
It's under 20 bucks, long enough to chase Liam in and it has pockets!
You can shop it HERE!
I'll be living in it the rest of summer, and prolly fall too!

I'm not preggo- wish I was lol but that is not the news.

I'm breaking up with my beloved treat, Diet Coke-
or really any diet soda...!!
And ya'll know I LOVE DIET COKE!

My body has been kinda funky lately, so I took a little step back- 
evaluated my nutrition and came to the conclusion that I eat wayyy too much artificial sweeteners!
Now I know there's kinda criticism from certain people about A.S. in the fitness community-
and all I will say is that I'm a big believer in moderation- 
not cutting anything out entirely from your diet..
that way A. you don't look at food negatively {you should never feel guilty about eating something!}
and B. you don't lose control and then binge on that said food.
All about balance!

However- I was not balancing artificial sweeteners or diet sodas..
so I'm now on day 4 without either and feeling pretty good!
This isn't for weight loss, PS.
Just needed to reel in on the sugar and hopefully it'll make my stomach feel a bit better!
I'll save my delicious Diet Coke for special occasions, but sorry Sweet n Low packets- I'm ditching yah completely!
So anywho!
I'll keep yah updated on how it's going {only had a few caffeine headaches so far} and let you know how I feel!
Any other Diet Coke ditchers out there?!
And if you still drink DC- take a swig for me!!

Welp that's it for announcements!
Hope you had a sweet day!


dreamy delmar.

Hi loves!
Awe this weekend was a good one-
totally filing it under: never want this time to end!
Zak only gets one day off a week- so when he's home we like to make the most of every second.
And that we did!
On Saturday we were out the door bright and early to spend the morning in dreamy Del Mar!
The ever so beautiful Del Mar Thoroughbred Club hosted us for the yummiest breakfast at the race track- 
with the coolest views!
Just you wait and see!
But first, can we talk about how cute the clubhouse is?!
The ivy was my favorite!

During the summer guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast overlooking the track during morning workouts!
It's called Daybreak at Del Mar and seriously-
both Zak and I totally recommend going!
It's a perfect start to your day and it was so fun to see all the horses and jockey's warming up!
I felt so fancy getting a first look at the horses!
Also- super kid friendly and something to totally add to your summer "must do" bucket list!
The track keeps the littles entertained-
Liam was having a blast watching the tractors and horses, mama got to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and daddy- enjoyed the blueberry muffin and breakfast ciabatta!
So it was Hambsch family approved!
And ps the staff was so nice too!
Made us feel right at home.

The weather was so nice and cool, the views were so pretty and Liam loved exploring the clubhouse!

If you're ever visiting SD this summer or a local- totally gotta check this out!
And bonus!
Always make sure to check the event calendar here because on certain mornings there's also Donuts Day going on too!
So you know after breakfast we made our way over to the dessert table to try out some sprinkle and glazed goodness!

Oh and on our way Liam got to meet some jockey's and race horses too!
He was in awe!
They were so nice and came to say hello!
Liam was impressed to say the least!

Donuts Day is a FREE event for everyone to enjoy!
You can go out to the track and have yummy donuts, coffee and juice while getting a little behind-the-scenes look at thoroughbred racing!
It's perfect for the whole family!
I think it's a cute little family tradition anyone could start too!
Saturday morning eating donuts at the race track?!
And delicious. 

We are a donut obsessed family and enjoyed our time very much!
There's also FREE family fun days on the weekends too!
Families can check out all kinds of fun activities like pony rides, face paints and an obstacle course!
I love love love how much free, affordable and fun events there are at the track-
perfect for parents and littles!

We can't thank the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club enough for having us this weekend!
Zak and I are already planning out our next morning we can snag breakfast at Daybreak-
we loved it that much!

Hope you had a sweet weekend!


july life update.

Hi lovies!
Holy moly it's August...
which means summer is almost over and fall is almost here!
But secretly I'm so ready for foggy mornings, holidays, pumpkin everything and Christmas lights!
I don't want to get ahead of myself though!
This summer has been one of the bests ever and I also don't want it to end.
We love San Diego so much it hurts.
Our home, neighborhood, community, friends, the hospital-
it's all so sweet and I feel like our time here is just flying by!
Ah sorry for the tangent, I just love this place and I feel like the months are just passing by left and right!
But anywho- I like to do a kinda life update/month recap so this is some fun pics and great times we shared in July!
Zak is now working in the NICU {hours are tougher than nursery}, I've been bloggin my little heart out and working with some great companies, Liam has been exploring all of San Diego, we've had both my parents and Zak's mom visit this month, we've gone on tons of fun dates and had lots of sweet family nights too!
July you were good to us!

- had the BEST Fourth of July EVER!
- my mom and I took Liam to the Coronado Island parade!

- my dad made a quick trip to say hi!
- we played in the park and him and Liam were able to hangout one on one a bit!

- we spent lots of sunsets at our favorite Coronado Island beach!

- And Zak started in the NICU.. hence him napping at the beach!

- we've made it a point to treat everyday like the weekend, which has really transformed our life!
-so every night we either go into town for dinner, go to the beach, have a date night or do some kind of family activity together- it's amazing.

- also tried out City Tacos- my mom said it was the best tacos she's ever had!!

- Zak's mama came into town too!
- we tried Poke bowls for the first time and showed her all around our new hood!

- I've also carried out Zak's mama's tradition and now make the boys cinnamon rolls on his days off-
and I make Liam's fav biscuits and gravy!
- maybe one day they'll be homemade- but for now the can will work!

- we went on many date nights!
- we saw Baby Driver and shared an XL Diet Coke and popcorn!
- met friends for dinner and had the best veggie burger and tater tots!
- we went and saw Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while the San Diego Symphony played the live soundtrack!
- we went to Ikea like we were in college and walked around while eating pizza and ice cream!
- and mama had a pampering night at the salon too!

- and we also had lots of family date nights!
- like going to the farmers market
- playing at the Library and then having pizza afterwards!

- we also explored Coronado Island
- had big fat ice cream cones and played at a new park!

- we also checked out our community pool {um it's so cute!!} and had a swim afternoon!

- we explored Balboa Park and had a take-out picnic on the lawn!

- we also went to a fun birthday party!!
- cheers to getting a good pic where we're all smiling!

- we took lots of walks to North Park and had some more Poke Bowls- we're hooked!

- PS the headband I'm wearing is from Headbands of Hope! An amazing organization! For every headband purchased, they donate one to a child with cancer. I mean, the sweetest.

- Liam has also been talking and reading non stop!
- he's growing up so much!

- him and I have been getting outta the house each afternoon and adventuring together!
- we we to the Fleet Science Center and Balboa Park!
- went on the carousel and train near the zoo!
- had ice cream and watched the boats downtown!
- and played with the hose in the backyard!

- I cherish these days with him so much!

- in the beginning of the month Zak was on nursery and his hours were so nice!
- he'd get home early so daddy and Liam had lots of time together!

- they also played lots of catch and Liam loves when Zak says, "go deep!" or "score!"

Our new "treat everyday like Saturday" mantra has really changed our life {I know that sounds dramatic} but it's true!
We don't sit around wishing it was the weekend- we have fun everyday!
We explore and adventure in the afternoons and find happiness and excitement in all the big and little things in life.
It really has helped me be a better mom- I don't wait around for Zak to get home.. and save all the fun stuff the weekend. 
I pack Liam up and we just head out the door- and it makes that 3-6 witching hour amazing!
And what's even more amazing is when is there and gets to tag along-
so it's really a win win for everyone, and something I totally recommend doing.
Whether it's a sunset on the beach, Zak and I having a takeout dinner date on the couch or a full blown family night activity- we cherish it all and take advantage of the time we have together.
July- so were so sweet!
August, you better get it together!
We've been sick for the last week.... so this month has some catching up to do!
Thankfully everyone is on the mend and we are SO ready to get outta the house again!

Hope you all had a sweet July!