Well friends, I did a thing last month.I made a very big and bittersweet decision. I said good-bye for now to my home of almost 4 years, the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD).[Read more…]
One of the things that has been on my heart and in my head these days is wondering if/when my daughter Ava will go back to preschool before she starts Kindergarten in September. For the obvious reasons of wanting Ava to go back to school (seeing her teachers and friends), I am a sentimental schmuck of a mom and really want to see Ava “graduate” to Kindergarten! Our preschool puts on a special program for graduating pre-Kers and that is something that I have been (bitter) sweetly looking forward to.[Read more…]
While there are many wistful things about your kids growing up too fast, there are some perks to your children growing up as well. In Ava and my world that includes being travel buddies!
When Katie and I were in New York last fall for her Babymoon, we decided that she and I would throw a Sip and See for Baby Elizabeth a couple of months after she was born. And that is exactly what we did.[Read more…]
One of my most favorite times of the month is here! Here is what is bringing a smile to my face these days. As always, please play along in the “Comments”![Read more…]
Happy Tuesday, ya’ll![Read more…]
Happy Hump Day ya’ll!
I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling a little today. Luke woke up at 1:00am (very unusual for him) and wouldn’t go back down until 2:30am. Then he was up for the day at 5:30am. Lots of coffee my friends, lots of coffee today.
This past Saturday my family and I did something that I’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t because Christmas is MY HOLIDAY and I always go big or go home for the holidays (annual big party, real Christmas tree, presents galore, baking, Secret Santas, you name it), but this year we hosted a Friendsgiving gathering.[Read more…]
Happy “Things That Make Me Happy” Thursday! I feel like this monthly series always sneaks up on me, but I’m so glad that it does. I love seeing and remembering all the great things that are happening around me. Let’s dive right into it![Read more…]
On Saturday, Luke turned 1. (Cue the tears and gasps of how time absolutely flew). We still cannot believe that our “baby” is a year-old now and we are still in the post ” birthday party and weekend visitor” glow today.
Auntie Christy and Auntie Danielle flew up for the big par-tay and it was great to have them visit for the weekend.[Read more…]
Happy Friday ya’ll!
Last Saturday I hosted a fun Galentine’s gathering at my house. While I am so blessed and fortunate to have my main Valentine (Tommy) and my mini Valentines (Ava and Luke), I always loved seeing all the TLC girlfriends were giving and showing each other in various ways on Valentine’s Day every year. As someone who also deeply cherishes her female friendships, I felt like this “holiday” was meant for me and I’ve been wanting to throw a Galentine’s Day something for awhile now. Well, I finally did it this year![Read more…]
And just like that, it’s Tuesday again![Read more…]