After I attended an event a few weeks ago, I told Mr. G that I had been too shy to ask a question. Pumpkin was incredulous. “But mom,” she said, “You’re not SHY!” Of course, I am shy on many occasions. And consider myself to be pretty socially awkward at times. So it was interesting to realize that, to my… View Post
For Peanut’s fourth birthday, we celebrated with a combination Birthday/Noon Year’s Eve party with friends.
Peanut turned 4 today! It’s just can’t believe my baby is already 4. She is such a joy! She loves animals of all kinds, but especially horses and dogs. She loves to match with others in any possible way (she gets excited if we are both wearing skirts, for instance, and one day put a black clip in her hair… View Post
Over the summer, my friend Erica of Good Job Momma launched AZ Craft Works with her husband, making chalkboards in awesome shapes. I decided I wanted one for each of the girls with their birth states (Nevada for Pumpkin and Arizona for Peanut). And then I expanded on that idea and made them each a state-themed package for Christmas! Every year… View Post
A century after an attempt to wipe out our ancestors, we are lucky to be here. And it’s a honor – and a responsibility- to pass on what we can.
This is a post in which I blabber on about my love of Christmas cards as a way to share a few of our new family photos. (Special shout out to Mr. G for shopping for both me and Pumpkin when I decided on a Tuesday that we were having family photos on a Friday!) I’ve been a Christmas card… View Post
Peanut loves hummus, on everything, so I thought now was the time to teach her how to make my grandma’s recipe.
Over Fall Break, the girls and I took a little road trip to Southern California, our third annual trip. This year, in addition to visiting friends and family, our itinerary included a trip to the Museum of Ice Cream. Our visit took place on the second morning of our trip. Which means, we had been in the car for a… View Post
Our family’s favorite things to get at Trader Joe’s, all wrapped up in memories.
Last month, when we went to my hometown on vacation, between the four of us and my sister’s family, there were seven of us. Even in the house I grew up in, that would have been a tight squeeze, but my mom has downsized since then, so it definitely wasn’t going to work. So, we decided to get a rental… View Post
Mr. G and I came up with a family summer project when Pumpkin started summer break: try a new ice cream shop every week. I was trying to limit dessert to once a week (which failed miserably) and thought it would be fun to make the one dessert special, and to try places we hadn’t been yet as a family…. View Post
When I was searching for a dress to wear to a wedding in Cabo, I went into it with two criteria: yellow, and off-the-shoulder. (You know in Steel Magnolias, when Julia Roberts’ character says pink is her signature color? Mine is yellow.) I also didn’t want to spend too much money, because I wasn’t sure how many times I would… View Post
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have figured out that I have two LuLaRoe Carly dresses and I wear them on repeat. I thought it would be fun to start a new blog series, “Four Ways,” and what better way to start than with something I wear so often! (Also, FYI, I plan to include other… View Post
No mantle? No problem! See how we made this JOY stocking holder, and the wreath for the middle!