a snowboarding adventure!

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gosh, this trip to utah has been nothing short of wonderful. we flew in just as a big snowstorm hit and it has made our time here all the more magical to see the snow everywhere. i wanted to share some photos from our first day on the slopes. i admit i’m usually skeptical of how the day will go, especially in the morning when we’re getting everybody dressed and all the layers and bundling takes a year to complete because some little thing is bothering them and someone realizes they have to go potty again after they are fully dressed for the mountain, but somehow, at the end of the day, we’re always walking away being like, “that was so much fun!” i think we are one step closer to josh’s dream of having his family be a snowboarding family....

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our morning routine!

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i’ve had a lot of requests for some day in the life type of posts, and while each day tends to look different from the next over here (at least the work part for josh and me), our morning routine is very consistent, so i thought i’d start with that!

one of the things josh and i have noticed as a few of our kids have entered the age of school years, is that our kids really thrive on structured consistency....

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halloween recap!

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hope everyone had a happy halloween and is slowly recovering from the sugar overload! it has done a crazy number on our kids the past 48 hours, and i feel like we tried so desperately to limit their consumption, but still. STILL. the sugar highs (and then lows) are a real thing. and throw in some late bedtimes and extra early rises and BAM!...

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jacket weather.

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i have to admit, this past month i began to panic slightly about all this warm weather we were still having in new york city because i was missing my coat collection badly. as i kept having to peel off clothing layers when walking the streets of the city because the back sweat was getting real, i started to wonder if the cold would ever show up!...

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desert mountain sunset and finding my calm.

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i’ve been working my hardest at slowing down over the past month or so. it makes such a difference, which i think we all know, but it’s difficult to actually put into practice when we’re just so busy and set in our ways all the day long. my brain sometimes feels like it never shuts off, and i sometimes feel so stuck in this never ending pattern of the constant “go” as we all try to do everything all the time....

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