September & October 2018

  “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” Fall? What fall? Life is zooming by, and I feel like the seasons aren’t even taking turns right now. Over here we went from 90 to 55, as if the weather saw a state trooper. Now…

Just June

We are a third of the way through Summer ’18! (Say it’s not so!) I’m happy to say that we’ve been definitely soaking up the warmth, checking things off our bucket list left and right, and just generally enjoying barefoot life, playgrounds, splashpads, the library, dance classes, extra ice cream, extra sunlight, and all that…

So Many Dates!

If you want to book a time to hang out with Rosie and Cece, you’ll have to do that weeks in advance because their social calendar has been booming as of late (mostly because of Joe). Last weekend he took each of the girls on a date to the location of their choice. Both girls…

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 recentĀ road tripĀ home to Chicago to see family. Below are some…

The 12 Dates of Christmas (Part II)

What a holiday season it has been! I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas (and I REALLY can’t believe my shopping is done and holiday cards are out.) Below is the second half of my alleged“12 Dates of Christmas.” Date #7: Christmas Tree Shopping! Ok, so we actually have a perfectly sized artificial tree at home….

Summertime!

Summer is just about half over and none have it has been blogged! (This was due to major technological failure at our house. Our hard drive crashed at the beginning of summer and we just recently have a working computer again.) Anyways, we are into July. The living has been good and time has been…

Frozen on Ice!

Sometimes life is amazing and you get to put on your favorite Frozen attire, attend an Elsa and Anna convention with your best gal pals, see an amazing ice show, and bring home all sorts of cool souvenirs.   Oh, and I think Cece had fun too ; )     On Sunday Cece and I met up…

January

Typically January is a tough month. As a stay-at-home parent, I usually bundle up, hunker down, resort to indoor activities, inhale large portions of hearty comfort, and wish that I lived some place where the air doesn’t hurt my face.       I am going on record to say that this January has not been bad. Frightfully cold for a few…

Merry Christmas Eve

   ^^^^(Not a shabby Christmas card photo this year!)^^^   I just want to wish all you folks out on the internets a wonderful Christmas from our family to yours.   I, for one, will not be able to sleep tonight. I’ve been utterly swept up in the excitement of the season with having a…

August via iPhone

  Greetings! Life has been good lately (as indicated by those super smiles above) Summer is so close to being over which is even more reason to be enjoying it as much as possible. We’ve been making time for play dates and outdoor activities before they become indoor activities again. Below are some more photos from my…