Hello, hello! The new year is officially here and the holidays are OVA! (And our elf has flown back away to the North Pole… don’t have to worry about him hiding in the refrigerator and scaring me first thing in the morning). Once I document all of our holiday happenings, I’ll be all caught… Continue reading 2018 Holiday Happenings
I hope you had such a very merry Christmas! Ours turned out to be a mix of good low-key relaxing at home mixed in with hosting a few wonderful visitors. Our kids were up bright and early around 7 am. All of the gifts received were a huge hit. Cece received roller blades from… Continue reading Christmas Morning 2018
Happy Holidays! We are in full cozy-mode around here. I don’t know about all of you but I seem to fluctuate daily between experiencing pure joy this Christmas season and also being totally overwhelmed about all the things a parent needs to do and be during the holidays. These feelings seemed to be heightened… Continue reading Nov + Dec 2018
Happy Holidays from our family in Hudson! I feel as though this December flew by faster than any other year. I hope you have been enjoying your families, all of the festive traditions, and of course, the holiday food! We’ve gotten around to most of our usual holiday activities and have adopted a few… Continue reading The Christmas rush is through… almost?
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!
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!
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
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