Happy 4th of July!!! Happy Birthday America! We celebrated at Lake Madison and had a fun celebration staying up late watching fireworks, eating 28 bomb pops (red white and blue, duh!), and swimming in the lake! Such a fun holiday! The kids loved saying “Happy Birthday America!!!” every time they saw a flag :)
Here’s our 4th of July in photos!
Bomb pops = favorite popsicle
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This Easter, we headed to our new cabin in the Black Hills, Sheep Hill Chalet. I love hunkering into a vacation home with the family on holidays! And the Hills are gorgeous right outside our windows! It snowed a TON! We were definitely stuck inside two of the days, but it wasn’t so bad with the cozy fire and huge windows to look at all the beauty around you!
On Easter morning, Ivy woke up bright and early and was dressed in her Easter best the second she woke up! She couldn’t wait to do the Easter egg hunt and get her basket! It had snowed so much the day before Easter that we were forced to have an indoor egg hunt. Fun for them to explore the new cabin!
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Hello February!! Soooo glad January is over with, my least favorite month bc #winter. Ugh. Such an awfully cold month! But February is here! And I LOVE the pops of color everywhere now. Gimme all the pinks and reds! Plus, it’s the month of loooooove and a time to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. I am anxious for a couples date night (to Archie’s! So excited) and another date night (to MB Haskett!) with the hubs coming up for Valentine’s Day! Shopping for two festive af shirts to wear for the dates. Prolly need those blush mules, LOVE! And gotta get the kids dressed up too! Such cute things to wear.
Here are some of my favorites for Valentine’s Day!
Double drop earrings // tassel earrings // shoes (similar here) // bag // flower blouse // lipsticks // ruffle blouse (also available in red) // embroidered blouse // xo plate // x pillow // o pillow // heart dress // tutu // tights // heart two piece dress //
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Merry Christmas!! The best day of the year came and went and what a joyous holiday it was! This year was so memorable with three littles experiencing the magic of Santa and the love of baby Jesus! John and I said at the end of the night last night that it was our favorite year yet. Ivy and Leo are at such a fun age learning everything there is to know about Santa and baby Jesus. It was such a pleasure teaching them all the joy of Christmas!
Our fun started on Christmas Eve Eve when we were able to see Santa again! This got the kids so excited! Favorite photo with Santa! Except bummer he wasn’t holding Faye too! :( Oh well!
Christmas Eve was pretty easy going for us in the morning. We spent it watching Rudolph for the 100th time and I started prep for hosting Christmas Eve dinner. We enjoyed church celebrating Jesus and singing gorgeous Christmas songs (always tear up at the candlelit Silent night!), then headed back to our house for a prime rib dinner. YUMM! It was relaxing and so nice being surrounded by our families. Ivy and Leo got to open a few presents and their Christmas pjs from Grandma Betsy and Grandpa Dan and Santa even made a visit!
The next morning was CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Ivy
walked ran into our room and said, “It’s CHRISTMAS!!!” She was so excited she could hardly stand it! She sat by the tree so patiently until Leo was up and ready. They ravaged through all their presents in about .2 seconds and were so happy with all of their new fun things to play with!! And Faye was so cute in her Baby’s First Christmas outfit!
Our last baby’s first Christmas :( :( After the mess was picked up (yeah right, house is still a disaster), we headed to brunch at John’s parent’s house and enjoyed mimosas and a yummy egg bake! The rest of the day was relaxing and so nice to enjoy Christmas with our family. John and I even said at the end of the night how perfect the last two days were. So fortunate for our family and friends and getting to be with loved ones for the holiday.
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!! He is Risen!
Presents in your mailbox every day season! Or Amazon Prime boxes at your doorstep! lol! I love this time of year! It’s so fun to get Christmas cards from your family and friends. I love seeing everyone’s family photos and how grown up the kids get each year! And my favorite is to hang up all the cards so your loved ones are seen each day! It’s the one time of year to catch up on relationships and families, I love a little blurb on the back of cards!
This year (and every year), I went with Minted for our card. Minted is a design marketplace. They source creative content from a global community of independent artists, they have artists from all 50 states and over 60 countries! I always find my favorite design on this site, not to mention their cardstock is superb and the cards have exceptional photo quality. BEST OF ALL – is the address recipient printing, for FREE. Saves me so much time instead of writing all the addresses with my 4th grade handwriting. Plus, there’s a design that matches your card (or choose a different design), so it makes for a beautifully festive envelope.
We chose the Simply Serene design, it matched our photo perfectly and I love the minimalist design. I love cards where the photo does the talking, so this simple style was perfect. Here are some of my other favorites I posted a while back.
A tip! Always put the year on your card! I keep one of ours each year and it’s so fun to go back and see them all as we grow up.
Here’s our card! Merry Christmas! :)