After nursing Elise to sleep on Monday night, I held her up to my chest, her head on my shoulder and rocked her while gently patting her back waiting on a burp. It’s a nightly ritual, but this time it was different. Even while she was sound asleep and breathing deeply against my neck, I […]
My favorite part of 2014 – watching the love grow between my two children. Dylan has definitely taken to the role of big brother and been very attentive to Elise as well as helped with her care as he can. The best moments though are the ones that are all him like in the photo […]
Tis the season of … magic and wonder decorating cookies colorful lights time with family & friends celebrating His birth. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
It came this week. THE letter we look for each December. The one from the big guy in red. This year, it came addressed to two little ones in the household and even I got a bit excited when I spotted it sitting in our mailbox amidst a few other holiday cards, a bill or […]
My kids are blessed to have 3 sets of grandparents and everyone invites us for holidays. This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with my dad’s side of the family and spent time with two of their cousins who live across the state from us. It was so fun watching Dylan and the girls play and, of course, the […]
We took a break from projects as my due date approached and as we adjusted to life with a newborn again. But just before Thanksgiving, the DIY bug bit and we started up on a couple of projects that have been on our list for some time. During the summer we completed a full makeover […]
My favorite part of decorating for the holidays is putting up our Christmas tree and hanging the ornaments. So many tell a story of a special time in our lives. There are ornaments to commemorate our first Christmas together, our cats, our alma mater, etc. And this year we need to add a new one to mark the […]
On Monday we celebrated my birthday and Elise turning one month. Still in a bit of disbelief we’ve already reached that milestone and also hard to imagine our family ever without her. We’re so blessed and grateful for our little girl. Even Dylan adores his baby sister. Inspired by the November template challenge at Pixels & Company, […]