Happy New Year!!! 2019! New year, crazy! 2018 FLEW by and here we are celebrating another year! This year, we headed to our cabin in the Black Hills, Sheep Hill Chalet, to celebrate with some of our friends. It is sooooo gorgeous and private out there and always really feels like vacation.
‘Tis the season! Merry Merry Christmas! Ours was quite wonderful and was an entire month of festivities! Starting out with our favorite event, the Polar Express at Minnehaha Country Club! It’s so much fun and they really make it just like the book and it’s totally adorable! The arrive in their pjs, get a golden ticket and head on to the train to the North Pole to see Santa! Ivy couldn’t wait to tell him everything she wanted, and she has been a very good girl this year! :) Continue reading
Christmas card season! I love this season so much. Being able to catch up with family and friends over the year and see how the kids have grown and how families have changed or who went on vacation where. I love seeing the snapshot of their year and their family. A great feeling of connectedness during the holiday season!
This year called for a new address from the Koch Clan! Although we aren’t in there yet, we have sold our house and moved in with the in-laws for a couple months until our renovations are complete, so I was not about to change my address twice! Gives me a reason to go check on the house every day – gotta get the mail! :)
This year, I LOVED our photos from Lauren Neff (see our family photos here). They were full of green and nature and I went for a deep green and navy theme with all of our outfits. I LOVE the hunter green trend I’m seeing everywhere right now, just look at all of these! The “berry merry” trend is seriously stunning as well!
Usually, I am all about simplicity in a holiday card (see ours from 2017, 2016, 2015), let the photo do the talking, however, this year, give me all the bold florals! Maybe it’s my obsession with large bloom floral wallpaper (basically every wallpaper on here!!), but this “Lush Winter Foliage” card was exactly what I was imagining to match our photos! I really loved the border of florals that surround our card, it perfectly accentuates our outfits and nature, so pretty. And the pop of blush pink makes it feminine and calming to me. Plus the tanish/gold border frame looks beautiful with the wheat grass in our photo. Really love our card this year! It was actually an easy decision for me this year, I’m one of those people who have to see 100 examples before picking one, but this year, I went straight to this design!
Happy Halloween!!! So much fun tonight as the little goblins terrorized the streets for buckets and buckets of candy! This is one of my favorite times of the year and I love all the festive costumes! Ivy decided to be a witch, Faye, a hand-me-down super cute butterfly, and Leo a Hot Wheels race car! Thankfully it was super nice out and the kids were all ready for their pre-party with friends before heading out to trick-or-treat! Continue reading
Halloween is upon us! I am obsessed with everything spooky and scary and Halloweeny! Kids were excited to dress up in some costumes and go to Halloween Harvest Fest put on by YMCA Camp Leif Ericson. We’ve gone each year and it’s always a ton of fun and the kids get a lot of candy on their haunted trail!