Gingerbread Houses

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…

First Week of December

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…

Greetings from February!

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…

Snow, Snuggles, and Swimming

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…

Poncho Pals!

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…

Sledding and Snowmen

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…

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….

The 12 Dates of Christmas (Part I)

Last year, a few bloggers that I follow were writing their versions of the  “12 Dates of Christmas.” Many were actually going on 12 Christmas-themed dates with their significant other during December and taking magazine-quality pics to include in their posts. I think it would be seriously impressive if Joe and I were able to…

Almost spring! (via iPhone)

It’s March!!! I swear I could smell dirt outside today, and not to be weird, but I think it’s an even better smell than fresh flowers after months of winter. Below are some iPhone photos from the last couple weeks of February:         We had our first time at Chuck E. Cheese we…

February ’14 via iPhone

        I present to you a very random assortment of photos from my phone from the past couple of weeks. As indicated above, February has been a delightful excuse to make indulgent food due to Valentine’s Day and a few ladies nights. A couple of weekends ago, my fabulous neighbor and I hosted a wine…