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December 2013

farewell 2013

new years 2013

This has been quite the year - these past 365 days have flown by! Between our move back to Omaha and Eleanor's birth, we've kept very busy! 2013 started on a quiet note. My sister and I were both entering our 2nd trimester of pregnancy, so we rang in the new year with cupcakes and [...]

holiday wind down

holiday wind down

As of yesterday afternoon we are officially through with Christmas 2013! We are blessed to have so many groups of friends and family to celebrate with, but I'm ready to bring on 2014! This weekend I got our tree taken down and put together a new play area for Eleanor. We're currently using a cedar [...]

baby’s 1st christmas

baby's 1st christmas

I feel like I'm back from a looooong vacation! I've been off the grid soaking up every possible moment with family and friends. Eleanor's 1st Christmas was a resounding success, and I sure loved my 1st Christmas as a mama! On Christmas Eve we spent the day with Jeff's family in Omaha. Eleanor got good [...]

holiday greetings!

Santa made his 1st stop at our new house last night, and we were all spoiled rotten! We're headed to my parents' house for the day to keep the celebration going! I hope you are enjoying a blessed day filled with family and friends!    

Jeff and I have always traveled over the holidays to visit family both near and far. This year it isn't just about the two of us, and having a baby really changes everything!Eleanor generally does very well on road-trips, but I try my best to plan ahead to make our travels as smooth a possible. [...]

katie's cakery

We haven't done a Makingmine Feature in awhile, so I'm really excited to bring you today's post! Katie is an amazing person who I am lucky enough to call family. She is a terrific baker who creates beautiful (and delicious) cakes and is already establishing quite a name for herself! Keep reading for more on [...]

happy blogidays!


This past weekend Jeff and I hosted a few of the Omaha bloggers for a Happy "Blog-idays" holiday party! It was great to get to know this group of women better and have some fun (and lots of food) in the process. Getting our house ready was a little hectic - we had family photos [...]

egg nog star cookies

This past weekend we had a few people over to our house to celebrate the holidays. I made my favorite sweets and treats, but at the suggestion of my mom, I decided to try a new Christmas cookie! She got a delicious looking recipe for Butterscotch Egg Nog Stars from a friend, so during our [...]

santa & an ugly sweater run!

ugly sweater run omaha

We had a wonderfully "Christmas-y" weekend here in Omaha! It started on Friday night by taking Eleanor to see Santa for the 1st time. We went to Regency Court and I swear this guy could be the real deal! I mean, look at that beard! The line was fairly long (as to be expected), but [...]

eleanor: 6 months

6 month baby update

Whoa - 6 months have passed in the blink of an eye! On one hand, it feels like Eleanor has been part of our family forever, but on the other, it's as if we just brought her home from the hospital yesterday. I was reading over months 1 - 5 and I can't believe how much [...]

b&b classic dogs bellevue

  It's all about balance, right? Well earlier this week I got to try out a new restaurant that is perfect for those days worth the "splurge." B&B Classic Dogs in Bellevue takes comfort food to a whole new level. Their all beef hot dogs are piled high with yummy toppings and interesting combinations! Owners Diane [...]

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