Ares · Cecelia · Holidays · Rosemary · Winter

Santa Sighting 2017!

Today our family saw the big guy in red! Even better, it was a very quick, non-stressful, no-tears experience! Santa was very friendly, the girls were very talkative and Cece informed Santa of the holiday décor situation in our house (“Now, we have two trees. One upstairs and one downstairs. And we have stocking downstairs,… Continue reading Santa Sighting 2017!

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Holiday Giveaway with RobboShop!

Why the big gummy smile you ask? Ares is about to celebrate his first Christmas AND he is wearing one of his holiday onesies made by his favorite aunt! (Naughty or nice? Obvi, nice!) December giveaways continue and this is such a fun one! Today I’m partnering with one of my favorite people (my sister!)… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway with RobboShop!

Family · Motherhood · Photography · Weekends · Winter

Family Photos 2017

At the beginning of December, my whole family humored me and allowed me color coordinate our outfits and take them out hiking in the woods for the sake of family photos.  Fortunately, the afternoon was warm and we got some genuine smiles out of the kiddos. And since Ares hadn’t yet turned officially seven months… Continue reading Family Photos 2017

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Holiday Giveaway: My Favorite Things!

Sometimes I wish I was a big fancy shmancy blogger who could host crazy good giveaways (like vacations and home makeovers and things of that nature) to readers. The truth is pretty much my audience consists of my mom, Joe’s mom, and a few other friends and family members… and that still makes me very… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway: My Favorite Things!

Ares · Celebrating · Chicago · Family · Rosemary · siblings · Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2017

  Hi, friends! I hope everyone’s December is off to a merry (and not to stressy) start. Before I start posting all the holly jolly hoopla, I want to back up and get Thanksgiving recorded in the books because it turned out to be a special one. After spending the last 9 Thanksgivings in Minnesota,… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2017

Ares · Cecelia · Coffee · Fall · Family · Rosemary · siblings · Winter

“Finter” Fun

So winter has come barging in on fall’s territory with quite the attitude! I’m deeming the merge of the two seasons as “finter.” (I’ve checked. It’s a thing. Or at least a hashtag) The above photo was taken the day after Halloween. Nice, right? Even though low temps and the occasional snow have kind of… Continue reading “Finter” Fun

Ares · CABIN · Cecelia · Date Nights · Fall · Family · Rosemary · Weekends

I Love Fall Most of All

  I think every red-blooded person (and not just my plaid-wearing, pumpkin-spice-loving self)) can agree that fall is probably the most beautiful and busiest time of the year.  Looking back on the past two months, I feel that our family has done SO MUCH against the backdrop of autumn leaves and the perfect fall breeze.… Continue reading I Love Fall Most of All

Ares · Cecelia · Family · Motherhood · Rosemary · siblings · sisterhood · Summer · Weekends

Summer Happenings 2.0

Hi, friends! Today I bring you the latter half of summer. It has come to my attention that even with the hot weather, I can’t deny summer’s end. It’s the end of September, Cece has already been back to school for well over a month, and there’s  pumpkin spice coffee creamer in our refrigerator.  So,… Continue reading Summer Happenings 2.0