Merry & Bright.

                   Oh, Christmas Eve… we had fun with you this year.  My in-laws host a family party every year on Christmas Eve which always proves to be a good time.  For the past three years, we have added a white elephant game for the adults after drinks, dinner, and many many desserts.  This year, however, […]

Taking a little {Christmas} break…

Remember when I used to try to blog once a day… a minimum of at least 5 posts per week?  With this holiday season for some reason, blogging has escaped me.  I guess we’ll consider it my “Christmas break” from blogging… The new year is quickly approaching and I am hoping to be back, better […]

Visiting Santa Claus.

Remember our experience last year?  Well, my friends, let me tell you… Kingston was a sitting-on-Santa’s-lap CHAMP this year.  Now, it didn’t come naturally/all on his own; the hubs and I have been spending the past week or so getting him excited for our visit.  We made sure to talk Santa up, explain that Santa […]

The Great Christmas Tree Hunt.

  How perfect was Sunday for our annual Christmas tree hunt at our favorite Christmas tree farm??  We lucked out… and found a pretty great one this year, if I do say so myself.  As usual, I am pretty happy that we have vaulted ceilings; we always seem to pick us a 9 footer.

My Life: According to Instagram

                The end of October and all of November is a pretty good time in our household… there seems to always be a reason to celebrate during that time.  And celebrate we do.  We have my birthday, Halloween, Kingston’s birthday, and Thanksgiving… which also means plenty of family time together (awww). Could it get better […]

Yesterday we gave our Thanks.

    We spent Thanksgiving at my in-laws’ home this year.  It was a nice, quiet Thanksgiving.  Full of good food, little to no rain, football on the TV, baseball/playing catch outside… and even a few photos with a busy toddler and a cranky, teething baby. Now, crank up the holiday tunes – it is […]

My Knight (in shining armor).

    This boy had such a blast this Halloween.  After visiting about 3 houses in Nana and Papa’s neighborhood and 12 houses in our neighborhood, this boy has got the words “Trick or Treat?” down. He loved knocking on everyone’s door… but we had to keep reminding him not to go in people’s houses, to […]