Ares · Cecelia · Holidays · Rosemary · Winter

Santa Sighting 2017!

Today our family saw the big guy in red! Even better, it was a very quick, non-stressful, no-tears experience! Santa was very friendly, the girls were very talkative and Cece informed Santa of the holiday décor situation in our house (“Now, we have two trees. One upstairs and one downstairs. And we have stocking downstairs,… Continue reading Santa Sighting 2017!

Ares · GIVEAWAY · Holidays

Holiday Giveaway with RobboShop!

Why the big gummy smile you ask? Ares is about to celebrate his first Christmas AND he is wearing one of his holiday onesies made by his favorite aunt! (Naughty or nice? Obvi, nice!) December giveaways continue and this is such a fun one! Today I’m partnering with one of my favorite people (my sister!)… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway with RobboShop!

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 recent road trip home to Chicago to see family. Below are some… Continue reading Life Lately via iPhone

Cecelia · Holidays · Rosemary · Winter

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… Continue reading Gingerbread Houses

Baking · Cecelia · Date Nights · Rosemary · Winter

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… Continue reading First Week of December

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What didn’t make the cut for the holiday card.

I love giving and receiving holiday cards. I think my mom put me in charge of writing out our family’s cards when I was like, 12 and I was like, seriously pumped about it. (It’s true, I’ve always known how to have a rockin’ Friday night.) And now that I’m older with a family of… Continue reading What didn’t make the cut for the holiday card.

Cecelia · Holidays · Rosemary

“Magical” pictures by the Christmas tree

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