Holiday Happenings 2019

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Before we get into full merry-mode, I just wanted to post a few pics from the last month. Since I was so anxious to prepare for baby’s arrival, we ended up decorating for Christmas the second weekend in November, I ordered and mailed my holiday cards before December, we actually finished…

Christmas Morning 2018

  I hope you had such a very merry Christmas! Ours turned out to be a mix of good low-key relaxing at home mixed in with hosting a few wonderful visitors. Our kids were up bright and early around 7 am. All of the gifts received were a huge hit. Cece received roller blades from…

Sweets and Santa

I just wanted to write a short and sweet post about some of the small, but sweet, holiday happenings around here. As mentioned in my last post, we kept our favorite traditions alive including making gingerbread houses. With the girls getting bigger, this was really a very hands-off project for me. The only thing helpful…

Nov + Dec 2018

  Happy Holidays! We are in full cozy-mode around here. I don’t know about all of you but I seem to fluctuate daily between experiencing pure joy this Christmas season and also being totally overwhelmed about all the things a parent needs to do and be during the holidays. These feelings seemed to be heightened…

The Christmas rush is through… almost?

  Happy Holidays from our family in Hudson! I feel as though this December flew by faster than any other year. I hope you have been enjoying your families, all of the festive traditions, and of course, the holiday food! We’ve gotten around to most of our usual holiday activities and have adopted a few…

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,…

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!)…

Easter 2017

Easter weekend turned out to be lovely in all sorts of ways.  Even though it rained on Saturday morning and our neighborhood egg hunt became more of a mingle with the Easter bunny and friends at one of our neighbor’s houses (still complete with eggs, treats, and plenty of excited kids.), everyone still enjoyed themselves. On Saturday afternoon we…

Life Lately via iPhone

Good morning! Have you found yourself as joyful as Rosie in a swing on a snowy day? (Me neither. Because January, right?) Although it is currently the coldest and crummiest part of winter, my heart is still warm and fuzzy from the holidays and my recent road trip home to Chicago to see family. Below are some…

Christmas 2016

  Christmas felt pretty darn special this year. It was our first holiday celebrating in our new home (glad Santa was able to figure out that we moved!)  and it was also the last Christmas we will be spending as a family of four. Lots of emotions and excitement across the board.  Joe also magically…