• Christmas,  Holidays,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    Christmas in Leavenworth

    This post may be a few weeks late, but I couldn’t not share our trip to Leavenworth with you guys, (and maybe to document it for myself too!), because it was sooo magical! The pictures wont do it justice and if you ever get a chance to go, don’t hesitate! There are so many delicious places to eat and beautiful sights to see! (Oh & if you find yourself there without kids, there are endless wine tastings all over this quaint little town!) There are lots of photos, and I made a little video too. It’s terrible quality, mostly videos saved from snapchat but I just wanted to share this…

  • Christmas,  Holidays,  Kids,  Lifestyle

    Christmas 2016 Vacation Recap!

    Now that I have one of my boys in school, Christmas vacation takes on a whole new meaning. It was so, soo good to have all three boys together every day all day, so good to just stay in our pjs for five days playing with all our christmas presents, so good drinking endless hot cocoa, building gingerbread houses, taking a trip to Leavenworth, to just give up the routine for a bit! I never wanted any of it to end, because like everything else, it goes by to quickly, and here we are, back at school, at work, and back to routine. Its good, I like it, but I’d…

  • Christmas Gifting with Minted
    Christmas,  Holidays,  Lifestyle

    Christmas Gifting with Minted

    cannon beach print I love personalizing and finding unique gifts at Christmas for those people closest to me. It’s a bit more special and really shows that you put a lot of thought into it. Minted is one of my favorite places to go for such gifts. There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from. One of my favorites are the foil-pressed state maps. Especially being in the military, everyone is away from home, and giving them a little piece of home for their wall, is so special. Plus these pieces are so beautifully made. (I got one for a friend for Christmas, but I couldn’t quite post it…

  • Cozy for Christmas (Pajamas for the family!)
    Christmas,  Fashion,  Holidays,  Kids

    Cozy for Christmas (Pajamas for the family!)

    beanie | sweater | sweatpants | C’s pajamas When you’re juuuuust about to be four year old begs you to take pictures, you never, ever say no! This handsome guy and I have gotten so much time together these last few months since my oldest started school and its so incredibly amazing to get even closer to him and have so much one on one time. He drives me batshit crazier than anyone else in my house, but he also loves the absolute hardest. (and now I want to wake him up to squeeze another hug from him just so those little arms will wrap around my neck.) I digress.…

  • Family Photos and Our Christmas Cards
    Christmas,  Holidays,  Lifestyle

    Family Photos and Our Christmas Cards!

    ahh I love mailing out Christmas cards! I love the photos that result from them, and the whole process of it. Admittedly, many years I’m not mailing them out until so close to Christmas because a) I’m a procrastinator and b) I’m incredibly indecisive about my design choice! But this year I ordered from Minted and they made is so easy! You can upload your photo and view it on all the cards as you scroll through so you can automatically see what it would look like in each design without having to try it in each individual one. I LOVE this feature! I knew I wanted gold foil cards,…

  • Holiday Gift Guide for Little Boys!
    Christmas,  Kids

    Holiday Gift Guide For Kids: Boy Edition!

    Shopping for my kids is generally not that hard, because they pretty much want everything! ๐Ÿ˜› The part that is hard, is a) we’re not able (nor do we want to) get them everything they want (because, that’s how kids turn into spoiled brats..just sayin’) b) choosing gifts that won’t get tossed aside a week or two after Christmas. We like to try to pick gifts that we know they realllllly, really want, or that they can play together with, or something that’s secretly educational, but still fun! We try to get them one big gift each year, like last year was a dune racer, and we’re contemplating a trampoline…