I’ve been busy preparing for Thanksgiving, drawing up the menu, shopping for food, getting tableware and decorations ready (did you know you can just spray paint dollar-store charger plates and voilà?!) and throughout it all I’ve been struck by how wonderful it is to be able to do this all. And how grateful I am…… Continue reading Giving Thanks
Adelina has been in love with Little Red Riding Hood lately — last week we were reading it every night — so I asked her if she wanted to be le Petit Chaperon Rouge for Halloween and of course, she thought it was the best idea ever! We made a trip to our local Ace…… Continue reading Our Little Red Riding Hood and Supporting Cast — Happy Halloween!
We headed down to sunny St George to visit family for the fourth of July, and it was blazing hot, but the trip didn’t disappoint! We spent as much time getting wet as we possibly could, because that’s how you cope with the heat in my book. (Ha ha. I love cousin photos) Water play,…… Continue reading Independence Day 2017
Our Easter was relatively simple this year, but still lovely. I loved doing some of the little things in preparation, like dying eggs with Adelina (she loved it, obviously. We even managed to not make too big a mess!). She was so proud of her creation! She very much enjoyed helping with these cookies…… Continue reading Easter 2017
Kids make everything more magical in life. I’ve always been a huge Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Halloween fan, but other ones like St Patrick’s Day have not been my thing in the past… it’s not that I hate all things Irish — in fact I love a good rousing celtic jig, I was obsessed with riverdance…… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Surprise
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a little social media break. This is a post from last year when I did a “social media fast” for Lent. It was a long 40 days, but it was really good for me, helping to refocus on the things that matter most. Even if you’re…… Continue reading Why I need a Social Media Break Again
We had a pretty sweet Valentine’s Day around here — simple, but full of good moments. It started with Jonas taking an awesome nap, which meant Adelina and I got plenty of time together to make some treats! This has become something of a tradition for me and I rather like it: making chocolate-covered pretzel…… Continue reading Sweet Valentine & Toddler in the Kitchen!