HAPPY VALENTINE’S EVERYONE!! So, we made it to Texas last week. I’ll post more about our road trip and traveling with an infant soon! In the meantime, enjoy these adorable photos of Livi. She’s three months old today! 

This little girl is an absolute hoot! I can’t get enough of her. Her daddy says, she’s my Valentine’s present ๐Ÿ™‚ Liviana is so animated as you’ll see in these photos. She loves to stick out her tongue. And is already arguing with her mommy. Yes, she still sleeps with us and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She is the happiest baby, but not a morning person…It takes her a few minutes to wake up. She starts with her morning stretches. Then she’s all smiles!

She tolerates tummy time longer now. And she’s rolling over on her own!!

We are staying with my older sister until we find a place. She stuck these Valentine hearts on Livi during our photoshoot, perfect little touch!

Then her cousin Mia joined in on the fun! Mia can’t get enough Livi time. ๐Ÿ’•

Remember to tell those you love how much they mean to you. Even if it’s just a hug or kiss. Those little gestures mean so much! Everyday should be spent letting your family and friends know you love them. And I love you all as well. Thank you for stopping by!!

xoxo, V



We had a great time while Albi’s mom was in town. She was a big help and Liv finally got to meet her Nani! Since the sun was out on her last day in Cali. We decided to show Miza where Albi and I got married. 

Three years ago we had a small wedding on the bluffs in Malibu. A few members of our family and close friends were able to join us in celebrating our relationship. It was a beautiful ceremony that I will always remember. We hadn’t been back since and this time we got to bring our newest addition in the family. 

Afterwards, we went to one of our favorite Japanese BBQ restaurants called Gyu-Kaku. Miza loved the food! My favorite are the garlic noodles. There are multiple locations in Los Angelss, but if you’re in the valley. I’d recommend the Burbank location. We normally would go to the one in Sherman Oaks, but the parking and the restaurant can get a bit cramped…

The day turned out to be one for the books. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, the company was enjoyable and Liviana was a good girl! 

If you’re looking for a breathtaking wedding location. I highly recommmend Malibu Bluffs Park. We found the spot hiking and fell in love. Plus, it was free and you can’t beat that! 


I have to share this beautiful video that my husband created of our home birth. He managed to capture heartfelt moments while taking care of me. I’ve been watching this all day… I love the song he chose and the moment captured in the photo above. Another favorite part of mine and makes me tear up every time is towards the end. It’s when Liviana is nursing and you see her eye. She was only minutes old in this life. But, those eyes are from an old soul…

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do. It will exciting to show Liviana when she’s older. Please leave any feedback in the comment section below. I’d love to hear what you thought! And I hope this brings inspiration to expecting mamas and those who plan to become a mom. Remember: You are a strong being and capable of more than you’ll ever know!

Click here to watch, enjoy!



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