Prescription: Sunshine. Saltwater. Playtime.


We’ve never done this before. Taken a family vacation in the middle of February. But there was no other way. After a miserable (I’m being modest here) first trimester, a cold winter that has set records as the coldest since 1949, non-stop viruses visiting our family since October, and a baby coming in the summer that will prevent us from traveling, we just picked up and left. I’d had enough. It was time to just get out. So we planned a 3 day vacation in sunny Seal Beach, CA …..and we only planned it just 10 days prior. I’ve not been that spontaneous since B.C. (Before Children:) ooooh. It felt really good.



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So we hopped in the car and drove for a day…and got just what the doctore ordered.  Salt water, sea air, sun and family time. I’ve got crazy work deadlines that I put aside, Kenneth is swamped at work too. But we just picked up and grabbed some sunshine, knowing that we needed a recharge. Badly.

And that’s just what we got!

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We also gave the kids a trip to Disneyland…which is always so precious and awesome to witness as a parent. Pure bliss.

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It was the greatest little getaway. Since December, I’ve been too sick to even play with my kids. It’s been so depressing for me! But I think we’re all on good terms now that I’m feeling so much better.

Now it’s back to real life (which is always so hard!) but at least I’ve got some sun on my skin and some play time under me.





Cause I just love this bunch. And so excited to add one more monkey this summer. I think I can take it:) I can’t wait actually!


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  • Kristin Marvin

    Perfect. That is it really…great idea and well deserved. Perfect and the picture of you and your daughter, you and your husband, the kids in the sand…brought joy to my heart. Lovely.

  • Pam

    Believe it or not 4 children are easier than 3. Beautiful pictures. Wonderful weather. Enjoy the journey!

    • Sarah Jane

      I’m going to take your word for it:)

  • Lauren

    I love to see the sun and the sand! This winter has been to long. Lovely picture of your family and looks like it was a great time! Sometimes we just need to treat ourselves.

  • Gina

    Nothing like the sun and sea for a little recharge!!! That is always a great prescription. Awesome photos!!

  • Robyn

    Such beautiful images. Yes, there’s nothing like dropping everything and taking off, is there? We’re nearing the end of summer here in Australia and I’m certainly not looking forward to winter.

  • Delirious

    Glad you are feeling better. I had horrible morning sickness with all of my pregnancies, and with one it lasted 9 months. I can empathize!

    • Sarah Jane

      Oh no! The whole pregnancy? Bless you.

  • Tamara

    You take some of the most gorgeous pictures Sarah! Love the family photo at the bottom.

  • Rocajo Studio

    You look radiant Sarah. The pictures reflect your and your family’s happiness. You definitely made the right decision. I’d love a warm, sunny break but guess I’ll have to wait and see what summer will have in store for us.

    x Tania

  • Ashley

    Love the photo of your family and you and Kenneth! So adorable! Congratulations on No. 4 — I hope the remaining weeks go by smoothly without any complications!