sparkly glitter shoes, museum dates and my almost two year old.

in less than a week, conrad will turn two years old. i don’t really want to talk about it just yet, because i’m a selfish mama who already feels like the last two years went by way too fast (besides the night shifts. which i also don’t want to talk about).

i’m so thankful for this little boy. he makes my heart burst, and it has been special to get to spend some one on one time with him this fall when his older sister and brother are away at school....

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we made bagels at orwashers!

a few months ago, a bakery named orwashers opened a new location on the upper west side and after one bite of croissant and another bite of homemade sourdough bread, our entire family was undoubtedly obsessed and found ourselves standing in line almost every morning in the coming weeks for the good stuff (samson often asks for a chocolate croissant for breakfast now first thing in the morning)....

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my brother’s piano music is out!

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my younger brother isaac’s debut album was just released on iTunes! i am so so proud of him. he is such a gifted musician and composer and i had to share the news since i’ve shared snippets of his music in the past and many of you have also been excitedly awaiting this news. he is actually currently in mexico for a 2 year mission for our church, where he is focused on serving the people around him there (and not on recording his music), but he recorded the music before he left with a producer who just finished the album and posted it on iTunes yesterday....

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our photoshoot for milk magazine!

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it was kind of crazy when milk magazine, an editorial french fashion magazine, reached out to us and asked if we’d like to be photographed for their december cover and editorial spread for their holiday issue of the magazine. honestly, while we often take lots of photos of our family every day, we haven’t ever done anything like this and i wasn’t sure if the kids would be up for it....

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