This weekend Jack and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage. It feels like more...ha, ha...just kidding, honey. No, really.
It seemed only fitting to take a brief pause and acknowledge that without him I wouldn't be a mom, a wife and a better person, overall. I don't want to give him too much credit though...I was pretty awesome before we met. Totally kidding, again. Hey, come on...it's Friday!
He is Olivia's best friend. My soul mate. Lola's favorite tickle monster. And probably the only one who still gives Lucy extra pets amidst an insane schedule.
Happy Anniversary to one phenomenal dad and husband. A constant supporter of everything I pursue: starting a company, working for a start up, a new fitness regime, planning parties, standing on my head...you name it. I could tell him I want to join the circus and he'd be game.
I can only hope our girls are just as lucky to find a guy like their dad. And I hope they meet him at the young age of 19 but hold out to experience life just to realize he was the one all along.
All right, that's enough. Happy Friday!
We just returned from a long weekend away with the kids and it was everything we didn't know we needed; not to mention perfect timing before school starts. I can't believe we have a mere three days. <cue the tears...for me, not them!> We took a short drive up to Saugatuck, MI which is only a 2.5 hour trip from Chicago. Yep, puppy, kids and all! Pretty painless in exchange for all that peace and quiet! Here is the house we stayed in. I am 100% sure we will be returning!
Well Happy Friday my people! The temps are rising and I am sharing my favorite summer fashion find - this $28 orange dress! I get more compliments on this lil diddy and for that price, gosh, take two!
It always takes so long to sum up a trip, doesn't it? It's one part savoring the memories in your brain and one part diving back into reality and trying to get your bearings. At least for me it is!
I come from two big families of White Sox fans. It's simply not an option to root for anyone else. With that said, it's only fitting that we raise our girls to love summer baseball games and the Chicago White Sox as much as we do.
Friday marked the kiddos' Second Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance. AKA: a chance for mom to get her nails done and order in sushi. Magic!
I just returned from another Mexican adventure. Let me start with the simple fact that Mexico is always a good idea. Always. Two back to back trips further cemented my love for this country. That said, with any travel comes tiny moments of clarity. Some are welcome and some are just a drag to face. So let's start with the good stuff...
I've partnered with Woodfield Mall again but this time the focus has slightly shifted...we're talking all things DAD! Yes...even dear old dad deserves a day to himself. <don't we all?> The girls and I headed out last weekend to get our shop on and shopping we did, indeed, accomplish. Might I add that we took several 100 breaks for various reasons ranging from the bathroom to snacks to toy stores and beyond BUT we completed our mission.
Note to self: Train daughters to build some shopping stamina!
If you know me at all...you know that I am a huge October advocate. Everything about the month is perfect from food to weather to activities to the clothing! This is the last hurrah before Chicago turns into the frozen tundra. I'm not kidding and I hear we are in for a doozy this year.
What you see here is not reality. It's a moment in time captured by a very talented photographer. But that's what family pictures are, right?
I've been getting the same question pretty frequently lately. I must be giving off this vibe like I've got it all handled..and I don't. So when people comment:
"I don't know how you do it all."