Family Time

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

With our gorgeous city as a backdrop, I had some professional pictures taken of my little family earlier this month. We were so fortunate to have photographer Lauren Wakefield spend an afternoon with us. She is in the process of starting her own photography business, but based on her professionalism and talent it would be […]


Happy Homemade Mother’s Day!

As I write this post I am receiving the world’s best Mother’s Day present: my husband is cleaning the bathrooms! I was about to tackle this task, but he offered to give me a break this week. The only problem? He doesn’t know how to clean a bathroom! The solution? My blog post on cleaning […]


Summer "To Do" List

Why is it that summer always comes and goes too quickly? We’re not even through the first week of May, but I already feel like the summer is practically over! Our schedule is filling up fast: in the past 24 hours we have been invited to four parties, and we also have two weddings and […]


A Colorful Sunday

After another long Chicago winter, the city seems to be waking up again. Colorful tulips line city streets and parks – I really appreciate all the effort that goes in to making our city look so great. The other day I was chatting with a few tourists who asked me if the tulips are up […]


Happy Birthday!!

My husband *finally* turned 30 this weekend! I entered this decade four months ago, so he’s been teasing me about being married to “an older woman” ever since. Now we’re finally even! To celebrate his big day, I made a nice dinner for our family. Since I gave birth to our son Mack four weeks […]


Baby Blanket for Baby #2

Last week my grandma, mom, and sisters hosted a special party in honor of my second baby (due two days ago!). As I already have more than I need to take care of a newborn, they decided to invite the ladies of my family to a knitting shower. We all had to knit an 8″x8″ […]


A Mayan Morning

We just returned from a nice long trip to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Getting away from a Chicago winter – if only for a little while – gave us the strength to make it to spring! We were fortunate enough to visit Chichen Itza, a true wonder of the world, where we introduced little Evelyn to […]


Homemade Fathering!

I recently celebrated my birthday! 30! Yikes! I always thought turning 30 would be a very difficult birthday — I was pretty content being a 20-something and I didn’t like the idea of entering a new decade. I can be a very sentimental person and I try so hard to be grateful for every day, […]


Christmas!

Its hard to believe Christmas is over! I love the holiday season, and I’m always a little sad when it ends. Sometimes I wish Christmas came later in the winter so we’d have something warm and cozy to look forward to during the year’s bitter months. While we spent Christmas Eve with my very large […]


My Favorite Soldier

Veteran’s Day is a very special day in our household. My husband was a captain in the Army and deployed to Iraq. Although he is no longer active duty military, I treat November 11 as another birthday. He worked hard to serve our country with honor, and during his deployment he never complained once. He […]


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