Category Archive: Holidays

Mabel’s first Halloween

There’s nothing quite like the first time. And this is Mabel’s year of firsts. We’ve already hit some amazing milestones like holding our head up, clasping our hands, and even smiling! Can’t wait… Continue reading

Celebrating our anniversary with Elvis

Oh yes, we did! This year marks our five year wedding anniversary and we decided to do something memorable… We renewed our vows in Las Vegas, with Elvis. The wait for a baby… Continue reading

Birthdays are more fun with a pink, glittery dolphin cake

Last year, right after celebrating her fourth birthday, our niece Ellerie said to Auntie Staci, “Maybe next year we could do a dolphin cake?” So this year, for her fifth birthday party, Staci… Continue reading

It’s a new year, and we have new hope

Happy New Year! We spent a few days up in Bodega Bay with our nieces to celebrate the new year. We rented an adorable cottage with a fireplace and a hot tub. Most… Continue reading

Christmas in San Francisco

This year, we celebrated Christmas in San Francisco. Staci baked two batches of cookies and a chocolate cake! We shopped, and gift wrapped and signed holiday cards… We made our annual trek to… Continue reading

Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey and pie

It’s a beautiful, sunny day in San Francisco and I got up early to make pumpkin pies and Oreo turkeys (more on that later, with pictures!). This year Jay and I will miss… Continue reading

Happy ThanksgiveHen!

We started a new tradition with our nieces.  The Saturday before Thanksgiving and instead of eating turkey, we eat chicken. The day is called “ThanksgiveHen.” This year, we made a fruit turkey for… Continue reading

Did you know November is National Adoption Month?

Each year, the President of the United States makes a proclamation to announce that November is National Adoption Month. The celebration includes National Adoption Day  with courthouses throughout the U.S. finalizing hundreds of… Continue reading

Happy Halloween from the Cody Monster!

We’re not sure that the Cody Monster really enjoys having stuff on his head. But he looks so darn cute!

Jelly beans, coloured eggs and cupcakes, oh my!

This weekend we decorated eggs, frosted cupcakes and devoured a few too many jelly beans. But we had a blast! On Saturday, everyone decorated eggs. Then, Jay helped make carrots out of Starbust… Continue reading