I hope your new year is off to a bangin’ start! (I was in bed by 10 pm on New Year’s Eve and I wouldn’t have it any other way.) I’ve been scheming and dreaming of ways to make this new year great and I’m hoping to record most of it here. As per usual… Continue reading 2016 in Review
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
Hi, all! Look how happy we are that we survived January! (You know, just to be in the middle of a big old blizzard now.) BUT we aren’t letting all this crazy weather get us down. It’s Thursday, but I feel like we are still coming off a great weekend. Joe did not have to… Continue reading Greetings from February!
Hey, all! It’s been a couple weeks since a post, but I’m happy to report that life is good and January is almost over! Is that glass-half-full thinking or what? Our activities were low-key during the middle of this month. We only got out of our PJs when it was truly necessary. Like when we… Continue reading Snow, Snuggles, and Swimming
Today, the girls were the epitome of winter fashion and function as we tested out their new ponchos from our favorite new small business Tinley. We ended up getting so many compliments while we were out today that I figured a blog post was necessary in case anyone else wants to get in on this cold… Continue reading Poncho Pals!
Last week may have been the most relaxing week of winter. With Cece out of school, Christmas being over, and no more planned activities we got to finally just relax at home instead of running around and enjoy the snow that had finally fallen. As you can see, we took the girls sledding a few… Continue reading Sledding and Snowmen
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)