it’s another day of SNOW!


67 minutes of putting on all the under layers, coats, hats, mittens, thick wool socks and then snow boots. out the door,  someone needs to potty. back in the door. take off all the layers. and then back on. 12 minute lag in the lobby of our apartment building because someone’s snow boot feels funny and it’s bothering them something crazy....

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our family christmas card photos!


i’m so excited to share our family photos for our christmas card this year! i love how they turned out.  katie rain took them at the beginning of the month on a super cold saturday morning where i tried my best to really bundle everyone up but we still felt cold (my ankles especially. will i ever learn?!) i don’t know why family photos tend to stress me out, but i felt a little anxious this round when we’re trying to get all five of us in one shot....

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winter wonderland in new york city!


you guys, last saturday morning here in the city is most definitely going down as one of my most favorite family memories! we headed outside bright and early into what felt like a magical snow globe as few people or cars or bikes were around. it almost felt like new york was still sleeping and everything was extra quiet around us....

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little letters, ruffle + stripe edition.

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dear christmas tree stands currently being placed all over corners around new york city as i type this, SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU.

dear people who watched my instagram stories from karaoke with girlfriends last night, i watched them back this morning and i’m super sorry. #OffKey #BasicallyShouting (and i didn’t even post the celine songs.)

dear conrad, it’s been 5 consecuative mornings straight you’ve woken up for the day at 4AM....

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life lately, and a whole lotta photos…

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right now, there is this lingering smell of vomit on my shoulder that i can’t seem to get rid of. all three kids have taken turns experiencing a brutal stomach bug this week and i haven’t been outside in two days. it hits for just maybe a 12 hour stretch, and then they are happy and back to their regular selves, but just as we think we’ve sterilized everything and it’s left us in peace, it hits another family member....

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