Tuesday, December 27, 2016

happy christmas!

just popping in to share my fourth annual christmas video!!!
these little videos are so much fun to make & even more fun to look back on!

happy (belated) christmas!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

september (the second half)

here are a few more pictures from september, which i admit are mainly just of mabel! she's pretty much all i take pictures of right now. =) 

strange folk festival - full of quirky art & adorable houses!
we visited the ulysses s. grant national historic site, per my husband's request.
first baked maple pumpkin latte of the season!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

september (so far)

september is halfway over & i already had a handful of pictures so why not go ahead & post them? we went apple picking, visited flags of valor on art hill (a 9/11 memorial tribute), & saw a fireworks competition. oh yeah, & i had my first pumpkin spice drink of the season! i know it's not technically fall yet, but this season is off to a great start.

it will be fun to experience all the fall activities this year with mabel even if she won't remember it!

apple picking = apple dress
let's be honest, the main reason i love apple picking is the apple cider donuts. mabel couldn't agree more. =)
baby bonnets are the best.
the chocolate almond horn from trader joe's is so yum.
a happy apple on a happy day.
this floral ice cream print from rifle paper is adorable. i think it was totally made for mabel's room.
like father - like daughter


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

mabel scout - the first 6 weeks

mabel scout made her grand entrance into the world on july 30th. it’s hard to believe that was over 6 weeks ago! as many of you know, she had a rough start. she was very unexpectedly whisked away to the nicu after appearing to be fine for the first 20 minutes of her life. those were some of the scariest moments of my life followed by her 10 day stay in the nicu which were some of the most mentally & emotionally draining days. many people have asked me what was wrong with her, but no primary diagnosis was ever given. jeremy & i have some theories/opinions on what we think happened, but a blog isn't really the place to share them. we are just extremely thankful that she is doing great now!

finally getting to hold her!

it has been a challenging 6 weeks, but she has brought us so much joy. 
we love you, mabel scout!