a snowy day.

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“snoooow, snoooow, snoOOOw!…” she’ll say, with repetition that builds in excitement and a small hint of urgency as she brings me her favorite book, the snowy day. she’ll turn her small frame around and slowly back into my lap, plopping down just right with a few little wiggle moves to ensure she’s snuggled up as close as she can get, her warm body next to mine....

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my take on how to enjoy the winter months.

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we are half way through january. how are you doing? how are you feeling?

i’m smiling big in my puffy warm red coat, but that’s because i’m trying to enjoy january, despite her bringing a rough start to the new year over here. we’ve been fighting off a whole lotta germs that made their way through family members ever so slowwwwwly at the start of the month (think the flu + an ear infection + pink eye + a virus + a cold that came with a lingering cough that just won’t go away, weeks later and too many pediatrician appointments to count)....

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beatrice & madalena’s bedroom reveal!

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i’m excited to share some photos and details on beatrice and madalena’s room… finally!

THE NEW “NURSERY”

the girls moved into their room (josh’s and my old office, RIP – the office) over the summer when i weaned them from breastfeeding. it was hard to give up the office because we really liked having a separate space for working where we can close the door and not be on the computer or phone when we needed to work while the kids were home (it was a main factor for moving into a bigger apartment a few years ago, which was before we knew we’d be having twins) – we’re trying to figure out a new arrangement for the office situation (currently set up in a corner of the living room, and not so bad since the living room can be closed off entirely as well with the double sliding doors and the french door, BUT!...

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happy new year!

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and just like that, it’s january 2nd and the year 2020 is here! over the years, i’ve really come to appreciate the fresh start that january offers us. while i would still probably categorize january as my least favorite month of them all (it’s cold. christmas decorations come down. it gets dark early – to name a few), i do love taking time in the beginning of the month to reflect on all my blessings, and find a focus for the coming year....

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