Hi there! It feels good to be inching towards the end of winter and to start breaking out of hibernation. A couple weeks ago, we took an impromptu four-day trip to Wisconsin Dells. My sister even joined us for part of the vacation which made it extra wonderful. She’s also the reason we even have any… Continue reading Wisconson Dells (and other life happenings!)
Hello! I hope your Valentine’s Day is off to a wonderful start. I love any excuse for treat-making, card-sending, chocolate-eating, and decorating so I’ve always been pro-Valentine’s Day. This morning I snuck out of bed early to make Joe breakfast so he could wake up to the smell of bacon without burning his foot (Michael Scott, anyone?)… Continue reading My Valentines!
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… Continue reading So Many Dates!
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… Continue reading Christmas 2016
Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Santa is the talk of our house (and not just when we are trying to encourage good behavior and listening, which I know is not how you are supposed to “use” Santa. But it kind of straightens everybody right up, so…) We made two attempts to see Santa this month. The first… Continue reading Hey, Santa!
Last night we got around to one of my favorite holiday traditions and we assembled and decorated gingerbread houses. I love how involved and enthusiastic the girls get about these kind of projects; there’s no time or desire to fight with each other. It’s excellent. This year was made even better by the fact that we had company and… Continue reading Gingerbread Houses
Greetings from December! How did that happen? Weren’t we just wrestling wiggly kids into bathing suits and sunscreen, like, 10 minutes ago? Now it’s less than two weeks until Christmas and things are all kinds of holly jolly (and cold) over here. Below are a few snaps from my phone and some things we have been… Continue reading First Week of December
Between the picturesque first snowfall, our TWO Christmas trees, and the nonstop holiday music I play at home, holiday spirit levels are high in our house. The girls even voluntarily tried on their Christmas outfits and for the first time in history asked me to take pictures of them. Hence, blog post. Cece mostly directed this impromptu photo… Continue reading “Magical” pictures by the Christmas tree
Hi, friends! Last Monday was Halloween and our first time trick-or-treating in our new neighborhood. And O M Goodness. What fun the girls had and what an impressive candy haul they brought home! (Thanks, girls!) Cece wanted a mermaid costume this year and Rosie was excited to be Elena of Avalor. The girls let me… Continue reading Halloween 2016
Happy almost-Halloween! Cece recently had a four-day weekend and we kept busy for most of it. However, on Monday we relaxed around the house and I managed to facilitate a small Halloween project for the girls. During the Christmas season, making gingerbread houses is one of our favorite things to do. I figured we… Continue reading Halloween Candy Houses