A day in the life.

  This photo makes my belly look bigger than I think it is, but it is growing.  Only 8 or nine weeks left now.  And how nice were those warm days we had in the Bay Area a few weeks ago?  Felt so good to sit out for a bit a get some vitamin D.  So I thought I’d compare my life this time around versus last time I was …continue…

Jackson speaks

Being around a child that is learning to talk is about the best thing ever.  I am truly amazed and humbled at how they take to language.  One day they can only say a 100 or so words and some simple two word phrases and then one day, Saturday for us, they just start talking.  Jackson will say something, a full sentence, declaration, or demand, and we look at each …continue…

We’re having a . . .

First off I have to thank Caroline at Coeur de La Photography.  We had an absolutely wonderful time taking these photos a few months ago. I would absolutely recommend her for your family photos, wedding photography, engagement photos . . . if you need a photo I would recommend.  She and her husband (can they be any cuter?) were so great with both Jackson (who was his typical almost 2 year …continue…

Downloadable mini Valentine’s

Hello, hello!  We are both still alive and well.  I swear.  Just busy with all the things that creep up around the holidays and with work and having a kid.  Our family (this is Erica) moved as of the beginning of the year and there are a ton of projects to do before we can be fully ‘moved in’.  So for now there are still boxes everywhere.  It will be …continue…

Baby Showers: Gift Bingo

(Printable gift bingo cards from Etsy) Baby shower games are always a little up in the air.  Should you do them?  Leave them out?  It’s really based on who is attending.  If it is a close knit group then games could get in the way of conversations.  If it’s a diverse group sometimes a game helps to keep the party going. The photo above is one of my favorite games, …continue…

An announcement via Maui!

Yes, we are expecting our second child! I’m almost 20 weeks and we will find out soon if this baby is a boy or girl. We took these photos on our Thanksgiving trip to Maui. Jackson really didn’t want to be bothered for photos so this is what we came up with. I apologize for not sharing my news sooner and for my lack of posting but I’ve mainly been …continue…

Camping by Jackson (as told to mom)

In early August we went on an overnight camping trip.  It was in some ways easier than our previous trip when Jackson was 8 months.  And in other ways much harder.  Here’s how it went from Jackson’s perspective. Basically the moral of the story is that we all survived.  Like last year we hiked in about a mile or so to Long Lake near Soda Springs, CA.  Our campsite from …continue…

Maternity Dresses

purple dress and mint dress from etsy We haven’t talked maternity in awhile, but I was just realizing that we were on our babymoon to Maui this time two years ago and after looking at photos I was getting nostalgic for my comfy, stretchy maternity clothes. I love dresses for maternity, but I never found any that fit me very well, i.e. I could still wear a regular bra with. …continue…

Ikea is practical, Ikea is fun

I have to say, Ikea is pretty amazing.  I mean I usually come to despise any major furniture I buy there (except our couch which we just departed with and I’m still a little sad after 9 years together.)  But they do drive a good bargain.  Jackson is in this stage where he likes to go potty, but I don’t really feel like springing $25 for a plastic potty.  So …continue…