Boomers San Diego

19 September 2019

Boomers is a local San Diego staple. I grew up going here for fun and for Birthday parties. They have water bumper boats, go carts, miniature golf, carnival rides and arcade games. There's something for everyone at Boomers.

I purchased us some annual passes to Boomers online. They were running a special for $44.99/pass, when you purchase three or more passes. If your purchasing one or two passes then they are $48.99/pass. These are the online prices. The passes will cost a few dollars more if you purchase them in person.

The passes are good from now until December 31, 2020. They can be used at both the San Diego and  El Cajon locations. The discounted price is cheaper than the cost of a one day pass. I've taken my son twice this month already.

We purchased a drink cup that comes with unlimited refills for $20. We've filled the cup up twice at both visits. I would say that we've already gotten our money worth for the membership and the cup. If you want to purchase an annual pass to a fun place at a low cost, I suggest Boomers. The website does not say when the discounted passes will end so purchase as soon as possible. Click HERE to purchase your tickets or passes!

First Week of Kindergarten

26 August 2019

My Cayden has officially started Kindergarden and he is loving it! He jumped right in with the new school, new friends and new routine. There's a few kids from his preschool attending the same Elementary school, so that helped make him comfortable.

He's looking forward to the school projects and activities and i'm ready for all the homework assignments and projects. lol. I'm debating on volunteering and joining the PTA. I think volunteering at the school might be best for me. It's less of a commitment and I'm able to come and go as I please. Plus Cayden asked me to volunteer so he can see me at his school during the day. What he really means is "volunteer in my class".

I'm sure all the kids have started school this Fall. Share a picture of your kids in the comments!

Hornblower Harbor Cruise

14 August 2019

Cayden has been talking about SeaAanimals all Summer. He wanted to see Sea Otters, Dolphins and Jelly Fish. I told him I would take him on a local cruise and see how many of these we could spot.

We took a two hour Harbor Cruise on the Hornblower Cruise ship. We were able to grab enough seats and a table outside on the 2nd deck of the 3 deck ship. It was hot but the view was lovely. They had two small snack bars on board that also included adult beverages. The kids were able to enjoy some snacks as well as us adults! LOL Only thing missing from this cruise was my Husband. I hope you guys enjoy our pictures!

I went to the Ticket Office on Naval Base San Diego and purchased discounted tickets. I highly suggest you check out their website and see which discounted tickets they offer to local attractions and tours.

San Diego County Fair

04 July 2019

I have not been able to attend the San Diego County Fair since 2011. That was the last time I lived in San Diego during Fair season. This visit was extra special because I was able to share it with Cayden. My Brother came to town to attend with us last weekend. This week we went to the fair with our cousins.

We were able to sample a ton of delicious food for $5 for a sample size. This deal expires at 5pm daily. We also enjoyed the rides with the unlimited ride wrist band(Thursdays Only). The wristbands are good until 8pm and they cost $38 each. I purchased our fair tickets on base. I highly suggest checking the Naval Base San Diego Ticket Office before going to any local events. They offer great discounts.

Parking was easy and free as long as you park at Torrey Pines High School. They offer a free bus ride to the fair. The bus ride took about 10 minutes to get us to the front gates of the fair. If you want to park at the fair they have parking for $17 and $27. I also know that there was a few other free places to park that offer a free shuttle as well.

Operation PCS to San Diego

29 June 2019

We are officially in San Diego now. This is not just Americas Finest City but it's also my hometown. I'm super excited to be home for a year! My son finally will get a chance to enjoy all of the places that I enjoyed while growing up here. This means will will be out exploring every chance we get and therefore can share pictures on our blog more often!

My time has currently been spent getting settled in to our new home. We decided to move into Military Housing this time around due to the cost of living being so high in California. Living here is definitely worth every penny! Of course there is still some positive and negatives of us living here.

My Husband deployed two weeks after we moved to San Diego. This is our first deployment since we've had our 5 year old son, Cayden. The last time he deployed was back in 2011. As much as I would like to have him home, I understand that this comes with his job.

I will be sharing our adventures at our new Duty station as well as how I'm coping with our first deployment with a child.

Our last picture before my Husband left San Diego
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27 January 2019

TripAdvisor is a great website for travelers and people that enjoy exploring their local area as well. The site allows people to review hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. I've been using this site for years. Sometimes most of the reviews are similar and people even include photos. Of course we will have different experiences and this is very normal as well.

I try to regularly post my reviews on this website as well as a few others. I make sure to check this website while planning my trips. When you click on a Business, the website will share the location, hours of operation and business type. If it's an attraction or  museum, then it will specify how much time people normally spend when they go. This information is very useful and helpful.

There's an option to save places to a list. For example, I saved a list titled Las Vegas. I included all the places that I wanted to visit including the hotels that we stayed at. When we woke up each day, I would go down our list of things to do and pick something.

**I highly recommend TripAdvisor. This is my personal review and it's not a paid Ad

Military Driver License Renewal

23 January 2019

Since my Husband is active duty Military, we have drivers licenses from states that we do not currently live in. It's time for us to renew our Drivers Licenses now. Mines is a GA license and my Husbands is an Alabama License. Both states allow us to renew online if our address is correct on the current license. If you have a new address then you will have to print the renewal form out and provide some proof of being active duty or a spouse.

As we know, sometimes it's hard to get the command to write a letter right away. It could take days and sometimes people wait till the last minute to renew their licenses. I suggest you start the renewal process at least 30 days before the expiration date. This will allow you some time to gather all required documents.

You are not required to get a license in your current state. In the State of Virginia, If you obtain a license, you are considered a resident. Residents have to pay property tax for their vehicles. This is in addition to vehicle registration. Make sure to check the laws in your current state if you plan to obtain a license there.

I hope I'm able to help someone with this information. Please share your experiences below. Each one, teach one!

Discounts and Freebies

22 January 2019

I'm a bargain shopper and therefore i'm always on the hunt for a great sale or a freebie. I follow a few people on Instagram that post sales and glitches. When ever I see a great deal, I will share it in this blog post. It will be updated on a regular basis so check back daily to see what deals you can take advantage of. If you see some deals, post them in the comments. Sharing is caring. Happy shopping!

Children's place has up to 80% off and free shipping

GlassUSA 65% off frames, free lenses and free shipping with code WINTER65. Expires 1.24.19

Target has kids jeans for as low as $8. There's a buy one get one  50% off plus 5% off using your Target RedCard. Expires 1.26.19

Hulu's basic $7.99/month subscription will decrease to $5/month on February 26, 2019

Cayden Turns 5!

17 January 2019

Our little bright eyed Capricorn has turned 5. He's super smart, has a very large vocabulary, very inquisitive and he has a heart of gold. He's my SonShine!

We took cake to his preschool so that he could celebrate with his friends and teachers. It turned out great. When it was time for us to leave he said "can you take me on another trip now?". lol. We had only been home for 3 days and he was ready to get on another plane again.

10 Facts About Me

14 January 2019

I believe the last time I shared 10 facts about me was in 2012. My life has changed so much since then. I've become a mom to a little person and I've had a ton of new life experiences. So here's some info about Leisure!
  1. I enjoy being on social media since it's the main source of communication for me and my family
  2. Have lived in San Diego, San Bernardino, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Bremerton, San Diego(again), Kings Bay, Hampton (8 cities, 5 states)
  3. Married to a hot U.S. Navy Sailor
  4. Had my first and only child when I was 27
  5. I'm the coolest mom ever to a 5 year old named Cayden
  6. Best trip I've taken was to Savannah, GA
  7. I enjoy traveling and living life everyday as if it's a vacation
  8. I've never traveled outside of the country
  9. I'm a few credits away from having my bachelors degree
  10. Favorite movie is Beverly Hills Cop
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13 January 2019

It's PCS season for us so we've been checking out a variety of websites to look for rentals. We always use military housing as a backup in case we aren't able to secure housing before moving. I came across and wanted to share with my fellow military families.

We are looking for a house to rent so we had to look for something that catered to our needs. I was able to find a few rentals that i'm interested in on The website is user friendly and offers a variety of search options, such as square feet, furnished/unfurnished, lease term and available by. Some of the rentals offer military discounts but not all. This information will be listed in the ad.

This is not a paid ad. This is my personal opinion. I'm just trying to help other families while they are going through the stressful process of PCSing.

Seven Magic Mountains

11 January 2019

While vacationing in Las Vegas, we decided to visit the Seven Magic Mountains. This was one of Caydens favorite things. He loves dirt and rocks. So of course he decided to grab some small rocks off the ground and put them in his pocket. lol. I explained to him that he couldn't take the rocks with us.

If you visit Las Vegas, Drive about 20 minutes away from the strip and you will see the magic mountains. It's a great place to stop and take pictures. There's no restroom or water/food there. We didn't need anything while there and only stayed for about 20 minutes.

Traveling with a Toddler

10 January 2019

We took 4 round trip flights this year. Cayden has become a pro when it comes to traveling. I've created a list of items that help us make traveling easy. I'm happy to share these tips with you and I hope it helps you out as well!

We found a backpack that has a lunch box attached to it. This is his carry on. Inside the backpack is one of his favorite bears, a few toys, a jacket and a change of clothes in case he spills something on himself

I pack his favorite snacks. He loves brownies, dry cereal, cereal bars, apple sauce, hot dogs and peanut butter & Jelly sandwiches. All of these items are perfect for the plane. I also pack condiments, napkins, utensils, cup and a stray. 

Cayden uses one of my old phones as a tablet since his actual tablet died about a year ago. We download Netflix on the phone. Then we use the offline option where your able to download shows and movies to the device to use when you do not have access to internet or wifi. This allows him to watch his shows while playing with toys and eating snacks.

Inflatable Travel Foot Rest Pillow
This last trip was our first time using the blow up pillow. It fits in the space in front of his seat and allows him to put his feet up and sleep comfortably. The height was adjustable and the only issue we had with this item is that we did not bring a small hand pump. We had to use our mouths. Very exhausting! lol This item folds up small and fits in my carry on. We purchased this from (The foot rest is pictured in the above picture under Caydens feet)