emi the perfect way to start our new life here was with family in town + a week at the beach! we moved our things into our home and stayed one night, then headed down to the beach house to stay & play with cousins all week long. it was planned long before we had any idea we’d be moving 10 minutes away, and a blessing in disguise for me to have a week break after the huge move and just get to relax with family. love this dunn fam and so glad for the memories starting off! now to unpack and nest nest nest 😅
emi our little claire bear 🐻 is TWO! everyone falls in love with this girl, us most of all. so glad we celebrated her with a bear party in the bay before our move this week, and bonus birthday celebrating today at the beach house with cousins in town! she is so so cute inside & out and we can’t wait to see her as a big sister in a few weeks...hope she’s ready😳🤩!
emi next stop, newport beach! 🏖 we are so excited to be moving down to such a fun spot before baby boy joins the family in a month. chase’s company has a small office in orange county where he will work from (when office life even happens again!) and we bought our first home down there! we’re grateful this has come together during such an uncertain time but feels so right for our family 💛 see you at the beach!
emi it’s hard to swallow saying goodbye to our bay area after 8 years. we started our marriage here, had our first jobs and grew careers here, made lifelong best friends, lived in almost every part of it, had our first and second babies here. we moved abroad for a year and came right back here because it was home. it opened our minds more, pushed us and made us better people. it is full of endless beauty, the center of so much incredible advancement, and just such a special place. it has changed our life in so many ways! i knew the move wouldn’t fully sink in until we were back packing up after this summer away, and although we know it’s right for our family and we’re so excited, the bay will always be part of us. our little girls better always remember their bay beginnings, and i fully plan to bring them back often. we are excited to start a new chapter with new memories in the other half of the state we call home! xoxo FOREVER to our beloved bay and the people in it who have become family 🌲🤍
emi FOUR. the only reason i’m okay with her growing up is that she already acts and seems so much older, so it only makes sense for her to turn another year! this little girl is so smart, full of life, full of questions, music, and happiness. she makes friends in an instant and remembers every word to a song after hearing it once. also remembers everyone’s name when she meets them and has to remind me sometimes! ☺️ she is so her own little person who makes us so happy and we adore our RKR! she requested a tea party with cousins + a few friends in utah before we leave tomorrow 💕
emi family photos to cap off our time in salt lake ✨. so grateful we got to come here and be with family, especially before the next month which has us moving from northern california to southern california...all before baby boy is due first of september! lots of change ahead, which makes me so glad to have captured this fleeting phase 💛
emi we will never forget this year in the tetons 🏔😍 after the last few months there was nothing like being in the most beautiful place with family, no cell service, makeup, face masks or even being indoors. loved this little chance to escape with our girls before some major upcoming months and adding baby boy to our family!
emi happy fourth! still can’t quite grasp that it’s july and time has just kept moving through this crazy year. grateful for a country based on such good principles that we get to continue to strive to fully meet. i hope this year is bringing us all closer to our full potential individually and collectively! 🇺🇸❤️✨