Hello and welcome! We are Ryan and Kristin and we created this blog to document our life here in Carlsbad, California. We moved from Texas to California one year ago and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. YES – it’s expensive. YES- it’s far from family. YES – traffic is horrible. Is it worth it?

YES! The weather is near-perfect all year round, the beaches are absolutely amazing, and Carlsbad Village has a small town feel among the hustle and bustle of California living. The best part? San Diego county reminds us of the family friendly feel we had in Austin, Texas and we love getting to raise our three little sons of thunder here.

Our favorite hobbies include: playing outside in our yard, going to the beach, taking walks around the Village, snuggling up to have popcorn + treats and a movie, and letting ourselves explore all the outdoor activities North County has to offer. Thanks for following along with us!