december stuff.

i’m trying to pretend that it’s not already mid-january as i post the happenings of december. well, the happenings that aren’t cool hikes, christmas, super sick babies, sewing, abandoning our dog, or buying an rv. so, here’s what our december looked like when those other things weren’t happening. firstly, hazel had to move out of […]

goodbye lucy. :(

so. even though we are megasuperexcited about the upcoming rv adventure, there was one really sad consequence to the decision. we had to give up our beloved canine (and sometimes hated chicken murderer). we went back and forth about what to do. she is 12 years old. and life on the road could be hard. […]


every year, we an early christmas at derek’s parent’s house (swedish christmas), where we eat some meatballs and exchange gifts with that side of the fam. then, there’s obviously regular christmas, where we give our kids a crapload of crap. these are their stories. for swedish christmas, the grandkids sit at the kiddie table, in […]

a peppa pig themed 2nd birthday party for the crazelnut.

i can’t even believe it. it went by in a flash. last thursday, hazel turned two. she’s currently obsessed with all things peppa pig, so a peppa pig themed party was in order. first, we attempted some chalkboard birthday pics. she loved the balloons. but, overall, was NOT super cooperative. we had to switch out […]

thanksgiving weekend festivities. transitioning to christmas.

so. obviously, last thursday was thanksgiving. also known as the arbitrary point in time in which christmas grumps give us christmas lovers the go ahead for our public displays of holiday cheer. (before thanksgiving, all holiday cheer much be in hiding). this years thanksgiving festivities took place at derek’s sister’s new house. and here in […]