Merry + Bright

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Instead of snuggling into bed on Saturday night we bundled up the kids and made our way to Wild Waves Holiday with Lights! Jemma was beside herself as we drove to “the surprise” and as soon as we passed Wild Waves on the freeway she started shouting about the bright colors and giant snowman! Yes, […]

So This Is Christmas {in photos}

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Christmas with little ones is something extraordinary. Their smiles, giggles, and sugar highs – there is nothing quite like it. Seeing Jemma experience the sights and sounds of Christmas time brought so much joy to our family and Max was right beside her, snuggling all the way. I can only imagine the ruckus we’ll all […]

Merry Christmas Eve!

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This year’s Christmas card is sweet and simple. A lovely photo from our dear photographer (who, might I brag, just had a rockstar homebirth a few days ago) and an equally lovely card design from Danielle over at Take Heart. Perhaps I’ll have a chance to write a whole Christmas letter next year … I […]

2012 | Thanksgiving on a Wednesday

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Our Thanksgiving could be summed up in a few phrases … Free turkey.  Bon Appetit.   My little lush. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving we saw an advertisement for turkey bowling at the local grocery store. This is totally something our family participates in so we bundled up and got in line!  One of the freezer […]

Hey Ya’ll, Our Texas Family Came to Town!

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Earlier this month our Texas family came for a visit. Texas family includes Dominic’s brother, Anton, and his wife and daughter, Tasha and Karrington. They moved shortly after Karrington was born, but we’ve been blessed with at least annual visits either here or there. We took our first trip to Texas when Jemma was just […]

{GUEST POST} How to Be an Attachment Aunt

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My baby sister and I last lived together when she was 12 and I was 18. That all changed this summer when she was home from college and Dominic, Jemma, and I moved into my parent’s home during our house building adventure. Hannah climbed the stairs for my tired pregnant self countless times and acted […]

Ode to My Sister

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My baby sister and I were pretty much inseparable this summer. She was Jemma and I’s “Hannie Nanny” – the perfect helper, cook, and best friend. Sadly, she’s back at college now so texts, emails, surprise packages, and Skype are our main mode of communication. Speaking of surprise packages … someone may be getting one […]

All-American Girl

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The 4th was fabulous this year. Jem was in full patriotic spirit as we enjoyed a little flag march, parade, and delicious 4th of July food! Jem’s whole outfit was thrifted, which, if you ask me is a very patriotic thing to do :) Top and pants were originally from Gap and her little sandals […]