Sunday, April 24, 2022

Easter 2022.




Sunday, March 20, 2022

Late Nights in the City

 


I just bought a new car
One where the top goes down
So we can see the stars
I wanna take you so far
Out past the Saturn rings
And into my heart
I wanna drive you
Wild, wild, wild
I wanna love you
For miles and miles
We can go slow, we don't need to rush
I'll take the wheel, make you feel every touch
I wanna drive you
Wild, wild, wild
Lay on the passenger's side
Tell me how fast you want
We'll get there tonight
Oh, fire, you set me on fire
I swear you're the only one
I'd take on this ride
I wanna drive you
Wild, wild, wild
I wanna love you
For miles and miles
We can go slow, we don't need to rush
I'll take the wheel, make you feel every touch
I wanna drive you
Wild, wild, wild
Ooh, oh-oh-oh, yeah
Wanna love you, wanna touch you
Wanna drive you (wild, wild, wild)
Oh, Wanna love you, wanna touch you
I wanna drive you
Wild, wild, wild
I wanna love you
For miles and miles
Oh, we can go slow, we don't need to rush
I'll take the wheel, make you feel every touch
I wanna drive you
Wild, wild, wild
Yeah, I wanna drive you
Wild, wild, wild
-John Legend

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Vera is 2!!!!

 


Two came fast for this little girl. January 29th!! She was all about Frozen this year so we stayed true to that. We just had some neighbors and a couple friends over. Rented a bounce house and a cake... those kids were happier than ever!! Doesn't take much to please these kiddos. They stayed out jumping and sliding on that bounce house for hours!! Vera only got a couple presents for her birthday this year. One was a tricycle that she is obsessed with. I'm trying this new thing with the 3rd kid....lol, giving them less things and more experiences. Ha ha, you live and you learn. We had a great time celebrating our sweet last baby. 

Man, I cannot tell you how hard it is to watch her grow so quickly. I am not sure why it wasn't so hard with the others. Maybe I had an instinct/intuition that there would be more kids? But with Vera, I know she's it. And that makes my heart ache. It's so bittersweet isn't it? I have always been really sentimental over watching my kids grow. But it hits different when it's the "last time". I suppose that is why Vera breastfed the longest. Why I don't push potty training too hard. Why I am ok if she wants to snuggle or read books extra long. Because those days flew. And as my baby disappears and my toddler emerges, I just can't help but mourn those baby days. I'm also very excited to spend some time traveling with my kids. Now that she is a bit older, we can do more. Silver linings. 

Anyhow, miss Vera Solveig had a wonderful and simple 2nd birthday. 

Monday, February 21, 2022

December 2022

We stayed home for Christmas 2022. Since we had just gone to Florida the week before. The kids really wanted to be home and wake up on Christmas morning with all those festive feelings. And I truly do love being home for the holidays as well. I just wish family lived closer. It's not the same with family so far away. This Christmas was another wonderful, yet quiet one at home. These kids growing so quickly and time passing so fast. We still made some great memories this year. We made sure to go for walks in the neighborhood to check out all the lights and houses lit up. We brought hot cocoa and hot toddy's. The good ole days!! This year, Maxwell was into Sonic and Superheros. Scarlett is getting into that pre-teen phase but also loves Harry Potter. Vera was all about the Frozen and Cocomelon. She got her first kitchen and all the feels when she saw it that morning! Love watching these kiddos grow. <3 I think Christmas is my absolute favorite to prepare for. I start in October and every moment that I wrap...prep...shop...plan. It truly brings a smile to my soul. The best feeling. We only get so many of these years to make Christmas and the holidays a fun and spirited time. Each year I feel the need to start sooner and make it last longer. 




Thursday, February 3, 2022

A week in Florida: Holidays 2021

 This December we decided to go stay a week in Florida with my mom and sisters. We took the week before Christmas and flew out. Scarlett and Maxwell were really into Harry Potter this year so we went to Universal for a day. We rented a super cute little Airbnb by the beach. Way better than hotels!! Ty and I are looking to buy a small place at the beach there so we can visit my mother more often. We will likely airbnb it out like we do our New York place. 


We also spent some time at the beach, did a couple cookouts, did a pre-Christmas morning with presents and breakfast. We went to dinner at our favorite place on the beach, . It's become a tradition to go there. It had been a LONG time since the kids had seen their cousins so they were really excited to be together! My sister's son and Maxwell are the same age and so it was a fun time for them to spend a week together. We made some good memories and can't wait to see them all again!