Monday, December 31, 2012


I haven't been blogging lately.
But here's what I have been doing:

Hosting parties

Spending time with my family in DC & celebrating an early Christmas

 Celebrating Christmas in Richmond with Josh's family

Dating my hubs

Watching G experience his first Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Hope you took some time off to relax and enjoy family as well!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

try, try again

What is that saying?
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again?
That was the theme of us trying to take our own holiday photo.

We ended up with ONE decent photo. With Grady not looking. And Josh's head partially cut off. And there was a spit rag in Josh's other hand that had to be cropped out.

Turns out it's way easier to take nice photos without a remote.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 dates of Christmas...with a baby

I love our Advent calendar. And Josh and I enjoy fighting over who gets the candy each day.

But this year, being Grady's first Christmas, I wanted to make memories and do something a little more meaningful than just candy.

I remembered that Elsie did the 12 Dates of Christmas last year and I loved that idea
so I decided to write up some of my own that would be things we could do with Grady or that wouldn't require a babysitter.

I stamped some tags

and wrote date ideas on the backs

The 12 Dates of Christmas
1. Cocoa & game night
2. Go to a Live Drive Thru Nativity
3. Throw a Christmas party
4. Address Christmas cards
5. Wrap presents together
6. Go Christmas shopping
7. Watch White Christmas
8. Have dinner by fire light
9. Get peppermint soft serve & look at Christmas lights
10. Get a babysitter & try a new restaurant
11. Share a special dessert
12. Fill Grady's stocking

Here's to a memorable December!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas touches

Just a few of the Christmas touches you'd see floating around our home.

{I was so excited to add Grady's stocking this year!}

Hope you're enjoying adding Christmas touches to your home as well!