This is a shoot that’s been YEARS in the making …. Erik and Erin are sweet high school classmates of Nick’s who I’ve gotten to consider as good friends over the years as well. When the two of them moved to Switzerland three years ago, I took an avid interest in following their lives from abroad, oohing and awwing over all their adventures together (I even had Erin guest blog for me when Nick and I took our OWN Euro adventure back in 2010). Last May, they welcome their little girl Priska into the family and Nick and I couldn’t be happier for them. They made it back home for a rare visit this month and after several attempts over the years, Erin and I FINALLY made a shoot happen. SO happy we did! Much more to come of this sweet family (with MAD Euro style…seriously!) but for now, one snap of storytime and Priska’s favorite book (she clapped her hands when the caterpillar became a butterfly….ADORABLE!) Love you guys!
What do you want to know about me? Because I’m pretty much an open book. Speaking of books, my Bio section is where I reveal more about myself—from favorite reads, to my love of cooking, to why my mama calls me her “old soul”.
I've shared my method for compiling a grocery list with several friends now and have long meant to share it here, with all of you, as well. Here's what I can say about what, at first glance, appears to be a ridiculous, Type A approach: I have been grocery shopping using this method for three years now. Three years. Show me any Real Simple or Pinterest organizational system you've been using that long and I'll raise you a toast.
But maybe my favorite memory of this month is my favorite because it's the silliest. Your dad and I have been trying to find ways to make the dinner hour more fun for you. You haven't been loving your highchair lately, so we've been trying to distract you from this fact in any way we can. Enter music. We always have the radio on during dinner, but as of late, it's been Big Hair Band Sing-a-longs with you (your mom does a mean version of Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer") and your dad has decided that our family is in a band. Our name? Strainer Head. (Which is convenient since we have three strainers in the house so we all have one to wear as we sing and dance around the kitchen.)
A book that shares a powerful message about our out-of-control digital age, an album that is non-stop-listenable from start to finish (with a great cover no less!) and a Richard Curtis film about life, love and the wonderfulness of the everyday ... here's a peek at a few of the things I was loving this month.