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Happy New Year!

Wow - I cannot believe today is the last day of 2015! It was a year of highs and a few lows, but we got the best news of all this year - a sweet baby is on the way! I like to do a quick post every New Year's Eve to reflect on the past as we look forward to the coming year. So, without further ado, here goes! Best of ...

Big (little) News!

Well hello! The headline kind of gives it away, but we have some very exciting news: we're having a baby! We are so thrilled for our little arrival due near the end of May! I am 17 weeks and wanted to start documenting my pregnancy here for posterity, since I view this blog as a journal of sorts. I thought I'd do the below ...

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

It's that time of year! I've pulled together a list of items for the ladies if you're still looking for that perfect gift.  Happy Christmas! Gifts to pamper like Jasmine Flower Milk Bath from Leif or this Tata Harper roll on skin multivitamin These harvest climbers from Anthropologie will will make a pretty ...

Chicago Botanic Garden 2015

In what has become an unintentional annual fall tradition, Dan and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden a couple of weeks ago when his parents were in town visiting. It was a gorgeous October day - warm and sunny - perfect for exploring the beautiful gardens and getting some fresh air! We went last year in late September ...

A Weekend Getaway

I have been terrible about posting here the last few months, but I want to get back into it, for myself if nothing else! I love having this blog to look back on and see what we did and share with family and friends. That said, we've been pretty busy lately and the holidays are always full of fun, so I plan to get back on here ...

Happy Birthday Teddy Rex

Happy 1st birthday to this sweet, crazy boy. He is obsessed with his ball and playing fetch, and while he likes to chew on things, you can't get mad at him because he is so cuddly and joyful. Every morning he is so excited and ready to go I just imagine him saying "It's a great day to be alive!" We love you little ...

Are you a worrier?

I came across the above graphic on this post on Cup of Jo today...it's funny because it's true. I definitely have a tendency to (over?) analyze my interactions and worry about them after. In fact, I remember growing up calling my mom or dad into my room practically every night to discuss my worries and talk through what ...