Ares · Cecelia · Fall · Family · Movies · Play dates · Rosemary · siblings · Weekends

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… Continue reading September & October 2018

Ares · Cecelia · Chicago · Father's Day · Play dates · Rosemary · Vacation

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… Continue reading Just June

Cecelia · Chicago · Family · Holidays · Play dates · Winter

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… Continue reading Life Lately via iPhone

Amies · Cecelia · Instagramming · Play dates · Rosemary · Weekends · Winter

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.… Continue reading The 12 Dates of Christmas (Part II)

Cecelia · Play dates · Rosemary · Winter


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… Continue reading January