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!
This story is not sweet or picture-perfect… but maybe there’s at least a lesson to learn, so bear with me. Since we were with all of Andrew’s family for Christmas, we thought it would be nice to bless Jonas with them there. We blessed Adelina in France two years ago so it was mostly my family…… Continue reading Blessing Day
I hope you had a lovely thanksgiving — we certainly did! Yes, it was very soon after Jonas’ birth… but we kept it simple (I’m a turkey breast kind of girl — who wants to deal with that much bird anyway?) and my wonderful in-laws made it all possible by alternately cooking and holding the baby.…… Continue reading Thankful Tree — Thanksgiving Traditions
This is another one that the vast majority of French people just celebrate because we’re eating crepes and who doesn’t like an excuse to eat crepes. But it has pagan and then later christian meanings attached to it, so it’s been fun to learn a bit about it! La Chandeleur (Fête des chandelles) is a religious holiday (nobody…… Continue reading Chandeleur: Celebrating French Candlemas/Groundhog Day
It’s that time of the year, and it is wonderful. The air is thick with cheer and a little extra kindness. I talked about our Christmas planning, and it is paying off big time. All the gifts are wrapped, the cards are sent, and now there’s no more spending to be done — it’s time to…… Continue reading In the Christmas Spirit