Category Archives: Holidays


Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2016

img_0086I hope your day is festive and your night is full of candy.

And now for the realities of putting an almost one and a half year old into a costume… img_0088 img_0089 img_0090Maybe it’s a good thing they don’t really have Halloween here, since this little clown lasted all of 30 minutes in her outfit.

PS: This clown costume was made by my grandma and worn by me and all of my siblings. All the heart-eye emojis.


Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2016

img_8929 Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, dads-to-be, step dads, and surrogate dads out there, but especially to the special dads in my life — my own dad, who taught me to always look at the bright side, how to be tenacious, and who’s always there to support me when I have a big decision to work out.

And happy Father’s Day to KC, who is the very best dad to Prim. Kace, you are so patient, sweet, and involved with Prim, and she loves you so much.

Everyday when KC gets home from work, Prim lights up and screams “Dada!” as soon as he walks in the door. Seeing how much she loves him, there’s just nothing like it.

Navigating this move has been 100x easier because you’re here with us, KC. Happy Father’s Day, we love you!img_8631 img_8630 img_8413 img_8176-1 img_7373-3 IMG_7265

Holidays / Motherhood / Uncategorized

Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, mamas-to-be, surrogate mamas, and mamas at heart, but especially to the special mamas in my life: the mama friends who are always there when I need a break, an ear, or a laugh; my mother in law, who has supported me in so many ways this past year; my sister, who is the conscientious mama I aspire to be like; and my own mom, who taught me everything I know about loving, teaching, and being the very best mama I know how to be. 

Mamas, I hope your day is full of all the love you give to others on a daily basis. 

Baby / Holidays


March 28, 2016

img_7833Our first Easter as a family of three was very low-key. KC was flying back from Arizona the morning-of, having spent the weekend at Spring training with a couple friends, so I held off on giving Prim her Easter basket in the morning so that we could watch her rifle through her treats together.

KC got back right as Prim was enjoying her lunch, so we only had time to get her dressed and then head over to Alexis’ house for an early Easter dinner. I did manage to snap a few photos of these two in their Easter finest before we left though:img_7937^^ Prim was feeling very serious during my first few snaps ^^


We had a delicious dinner of lamb chops, steak, asparagus, bread and salad over at Alexis’, and topped the whole thing off with strawberry shortcake (first good strawberries of the season!)

We even organized an egg hunt for the kiddos, which they loved. We decided to fill the eggs with Cheerios which was quite the hit:


After returning home, we finally gave Prim her Easter basket, which the bunny had filled with books, some new bibs, an egg-shaped portable sound machine, and a new Sophie bath toyimg_7932 img_7933

Prim was mostly interested in pulling things off the Easter basket, but I will say that come bath time last night, the new Sophie toy was quite a hit!

Prim’s onesie dress is from Janie & Jack (sold out, it was a gift from awhile ago — similar here), pink cardigan is vintage (it was my mom’s!), and her bunny shoes are from BabyGap.


January, You’re the Worst

January 12, 2016

img_6658I don’t know about you guys, but January always kind of gets to me. The fun and indulgence of the holidays end and suddenly it’s back to work (with, like, zero days off in sight), back on a schedule, and back to eating like a responsible adult (booooooring). The days feel long and monotonous, but I also somehow feel like I have zero time to relax (probably because my brain is like, “Get on top of all your work! Meal prep! Get to bed at a reasonable hour! Stop thinking about chocolate!”)

Ugh, it’s the worst.

I’m happy to report that El Niño (which is Spanish for The Niño) has officially arrived, so I’m at least getting the gray, rainy weather I love so much. So, there’s that.

These days though, I find myself wanting to just stay in bed, or curl up in front of the fire with a hot beverage. (Y’know, while shoving carbs into my face. Damn you healthy eating plan!)

Do any of you find January to be a completely depressing month? Or are you super pumped to start fresh on your exercise and clean eating plan in the new year? (And if that’s the case, what kind of a monster are you??)

Maybe someday I’ll be cool with January. I keep thinking that I should just have a baby in January or February of some year so there’s at least something positive in the first two months of the year. KC is probably having a mild heart attack reading that. (Hiii Kace I love you calmdown.)

What helps you transition back into the real world after the holidays? Any tips? I’d love to hear! (Unless it’s giving up carbs or going gluten free. I think I would lose my will to live entirely.)