• Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas,  Creative Writing

    Christmas Lights through Baby’s Eyes

    My husband is super thoughtful, even on the days when it seems like we aren’t seeing eye to eye. Today I came home from work and went about our evening routine with getting the baby some dinner, reading to him, and playing a little before getting ready for bed. Once we headed upstairs to start bath time, I heard some pounding on the wall, like someone hammering. I went into the room and there he was, hanging up Christmas lights on the ceiling and the wall! I put our son down on the ground to play for a couple minutes while my husband finished the final touches. After, he turned…

  • Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas

    Pictures with Santa

    When picturing the day that I would become a mom, I often pictured what it would be like around the holiday season with kids; the baking traditions, opening gifts on Christmas morning, taking pictures with Santa, etc. These were such wonderful fantasies of mine and now I’m finally able to start indulging in them as we have a one year old who will begin to see the magic of Christmas! Today, we attempted pictures with Santa and boy, that was not the picture I had envisioned for our Christmas card! My son was not having any of it. He began crying pretty immediate after being placed on Santa’s lap and…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    Christmas Movies

    Christmas movies are one of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season! This might sound a little cynical, but I love the fact that there is always some kind of issue that occurs in a Christmas movie. This makes me feel like no matter how perfect we want our Christmas to be each year, it’s okay if there are some bumps in the road. In the end, Christmas is about the people you get to spend time with, right? When I watch Christmas movies, there are three movies that are a MUST watch each year in my family. Christmas with the Kranks </p><p> This movie is about a family…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas,  Gifts

    Holiday Shopping at your Fingertips

    This is my first year actively blogging during the holiday season and I am so thankful to be able to take advantage of the opportunity to partner with some small business women that I love and trust! These women have entrusted me with their business information and have fostered such great friendships to me that I hold so dear. Shop small businesses this holiday season! Kathryn Sullivan: Kat has been in my life since like middle school so she has seen me through my awkward growing phases and we developed our friendship through the many years of playing soccer together and going to the same schools. I love how she…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    My Favorite Time of the Year

    You all already know the popular saying that this time of the year is “the most wonderful time of the year.” I recently met with a friend of mine over dinner and drinks and learned that she can’t wait until the holidays are over and this made me a little sad inside. For her, this time of year brought the realization that people she loved where no longer walking the Earth and things have drastically changed for the holiday season for her family since those passings. While I understand that there are MANY people out there who can’t stand the holiday time (and I whole heartedly acknowledge how they feel),…