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An Evening in the Backyard

These were taken on our first evening in the backyard this summer. The days have been strangely cold—summer’s been off to a super slow start. It was nice to get out, breathe in some fresh air, and chill out back before the kids went down for bed. I’m looking forward to more quiet, warm evenings like this.

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Eliot Turns One

We strapped on the same party hats we wore for Margot’s first and celebrated Eliot turning one. Matt got donuts, Margot helped me make muffins and whipped cream, and we all watched Eliot eat his birthday treat. His birthday came out of nowhere—I felt like I’d just given birth yesterday and suddenly he’s 1! It makes sense that big events like this come around quicker for the second child. It just serves as a reminder to take these days slowly; fully savoring all of his baby goodness while it’s here. Happy first birthday to my sweet, baby boy!

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A Family Outing // Gabby's Birthday

May is a month of birthdays in our home. Today, we celebrated my sister, Gabby's. Much like mine, we had a meal in Chinatown, took a walk through Kensington Market and had some ice cream on a beautiful day. We then went home to enjoy the day and each other's company out back, and topped it off with a couple of mini birthday pies. I've been way more snap happy with my parents visiting, so have fun scrolling through the day's many photos! Happy birthday, little Gab!

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Easter 2018

We hid eggs throughout the house the night before so Margot could wake up to her first Easter egg hunt. The excitement and joy it brought her is the stuff I live for. We later headed out to our cousins' place for some food, cake, crafts and some much needed family time. It was a beautiful Easter Sunday!

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Christmas 2017

We haven't had a Christmas where my parents and all of my sisters and brothers-in-law have been under one roof in a very long time, so this year was really special. Our home was a loud, mad house most days, but it's my favorite way to spend the holidays—it's how Christmases were for us growing up and how I hope Margot and her sister will spend theirs. My sisters cooked and baked all day, while the rest of us stayed out of their way and relaxed until it was ready to feast. My parents took Margot to church and when they got back, we sat around Margot by the tree and watched as she opened her gifts from her Titas and Uncles...she then went on to help each of us open our White Elephant gifts from each other. It was such a fun night spent with my favorite people.

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