5 Year Anniversary!

Technically our anniversary isn’t until August, but you know what else is coming in August … yep, that means no romantic getaway. Unless we bring along a wee little one as a stowaway :) Dominic and I decided to celebrate early with a stay in downtown Portland! We had some fun plans and although things […]

It’s Sunny in the PNW

We had a rare break in the Pacific Northwest’s rainy winter. We marched outside without rain gear and no socks for a little neighborhood exploration. Jemma owned the sidewalk – snapping her fingers to the song in her head and swaying her arms back and forth, smiling at the sun and kissing the wind that […]

Simple and Sweet Valentine Banner

For Valentine’s Day Jemma and I crafted our hearts out on this sweet banner for our bookshelf. I love how simple it is – even with the not so accurate cutting. That’s what you get with a 16 month old sitting in your lap :) Happy Valentine’s Day! … Oh so many ways to follow […]


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Happy New Year’s Eve!

I can’t guarantee I’ll be up until midnight tonight, so here’s a jump start at wishing you all a safe and blessed New Year! Wishing you and yours a wonderful evening as well as a happy and healthy 2012! … Oh so many ways to follow along … Blog – GFC – Blog Lovin’ – […]

Christmas Snapshot

Jemma’s response to “smile” Playing with her Little People Christmas set at the grandparents Giving her ornaments kisses Simple, but perfect Christmas shopping at Nordstrom Giving her sweetest pose Christmas Eve outfit Loving on her ornaments Got one! Caught one of the Mama and Daddy Jemma’s Aunties and Mama Christmas clementines and pajamas Shiny presents […]

‘Tis the Season

The holidays make me emotional. I go back and forth between being SO excited and almost dreading it. Christmas is busy, it takes alot of effort, and for a perfectionist like me achieving a magical moment Christmas morning takes quite a bit of coordination. At the tipping point of ensuing grinch-dom I usually realize why […]

Thanksgiving 2011 & Turkey Handprint Place Cards

Dominic and I hosted Thanksgiving for the second time this year. It was a fabulous get together of his parents, mine, Jemma’s aunties, and the Thankgiving star herself, Jemma! Our meal consisted of turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry dressing, olives, pickled beets and beans, olives, cranberry sauce, corn, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie, and […]


We’ve been home close to 2 months, but I still wanted to share some of the pictures from our fabulous trip to the south! We went to visit Dominic’s brother, Anton, and his wife, Tasha, and daughter, Karrington. Jemma had a ball with her cousin and we ate WAY TOO MUCH amazing BBQ, but hey, […]