September is one of my favorite times of the year. We really start to gear up for all the fun holidays to come, and there’s a peace about a summer well spent. And I waste no opportunity to throw a batch of snickerdoodles in the oven. Dillon and I have been busy tackling some house […]
I’ve really sunk into our morning routines around here- Nora cuddles, make bed, get dressed, make coffee, tidy up, get breakfast going, and plan out the day while eating. And while that seems like a pretty packed list, it’s actually a slow and simple way to start each day. I’m definitely a creature of habit […]
We closed out our summer with a weekend trip up to Door County. It’s long since been a favorite location for us, and bringing Nora along made it even better. Beach trips, breweries, and bopping around the little shops in town were how we spent most of our days. Can’t wait to head back!
Nora has really found her reflection these days. I often find her stealing glances and giggles, sharing toys, waving, and giving kisses to that other little “baby” in the mirror. It’s one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen. Days with her have gotten increasingly more adorable and more exciting. She’s cruising on furniture, opening […]
This season marks my third since taking a step back from teaching full time. And even though I don’t have a classroom or roster of students to prepare for, I still feel that familiar excitement and anticipation for back to school. There is just something so nostalgic about this time of year. The back to […]
We never sleep trained, and likely never will. It’s just not for us. So we fully expected Nora to take a bit longer in establishing her own sleep routines and skills. And recently, she’s been doing so well. She just about puts herself to sleep in the evening. Stirs a bit throughout the night, and […]
We celebrated our sweet girl’s baptism over the weekend! She wore a gown handmade by her GG and was baptized in the church we were married in. Feeling so grateful for our faith and our families.
We celebrated Nora’s baptism over the weekend with our families. It was intimate and beautiful – a lovely celebration welcoming her into the Church! We had the sweetest little get together after at our house, and it made me so very excited to start thinking about her first birthday! I can’t even believe it’s just […]
I dusted off the sewing machine for the first time in a long while to make Nora a little bow. I’m hopeful that it’s the start of continued projects in all their handmade glory. We’ll start with bows and slowly make our way up from there! We’ve been spending a good amount of time at […]
The Fourth of July tends to mark an unofficial halfway point in the summer. Reality sets in and we realize we only have a handful more weeks and weekends left of the sunshine and warmth. For some, I think it’s a reminder to slow down, and for others, it’s the mad dash to kick things […]