Elena's Second Birthday (November)

Elena’s Second Birthday (November)

For Elena’s second birthday, we… stuck to the model that worked for her 1st birthday! Janine and Ron were still in the same apartment building with access to the lovely club room. They picked up the berry cake from Whole Foods for us (seriously that cake is so good), and instead of Moana, we went with Elena’s current favorite movie … Continue Reading →


Fall Family Pics

Fall Family Pics

I really wanted to do a fall photo shoot with Elena, and since Stephanie takes such beautiful photos of Elena, I wanted to work with her. We managed to find a morning time that work, and even though I stressed about having us all ready and presentable for a camera, it worked out great, and the weather was beautiful. Stephanie … Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Patch (October)

Pumpkin Patch (October)

In October, we did our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch – last year Elena was just a baby – this year she was a toddler with her own mind, which made it a little hard to get posed pics. But what I ended up getting turned out cute! Here are some of my fav pics from our afternoon! She … Continue Reading →


A visit to Long Island (May/June 2019)

A visit to Long Island (May/June 2019)

I’m a little out of order here (I know it doesn’t matter at all to anyone who might actually read this), but in late May/early June, we visited our friends John and Beth on Long Island. John is a former work friend of mine, who used to be in the office next door to me, and we used to have … Continue Reading →


June Florida Vacay - last day, Disney!

June Florida Vacay – last day, Disney!

After a big holiday break and a lot of intensive work at home in the evenings feverishly uploading pics to Flickr (and praying they don’t go away), it’s time to try to catch up with some blogs again! At this point, I am like 7 months behind. yay. So last I posted, I was enjoying going through our lovely Florida … Continue Reading →


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New Smyrna Beach – Day 7 – June 2019

On our last day on New Smyrna Beach, my sisters-in-law and nieces and two nephews did our now traditional shopping trip on Flagler Ave. We started out with coffee at Beachie Beans! Random pics from stores. We got back in time for lunch, and check out the adorable maxi dress on Elena! After Elena’s nap, we joined the family out … Continue Reading →


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New Smyrna Beach – Day 6 – June 2019

Day 6 in New Smyrna Beach! A sleepy baby: A Minnie swimsuit! Last year Elena would go to whomever wanted to hold her, no problem. But this year, it was Stranger Danger all the way. Unless I wasn’t there. But if I was… She let Aunt Jan hold her in the water for a little bit. But then nope, she … Continue Reading →


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New Smyrna Beach – Day 5 – June 2019

Day 5 in New Smyrna Beach! Morning snoozes after her bottle: A morning at the pool: She let Aunt Maria take her over to look at the water and play with the water spout. Someone was getting tired. Lunchtime and all changed into a New Smyrna Beach onesie that was a present from one of her Aunts! Back to the … Continue Reading →


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New Smyrna Beach – Day 4 – June 2019

Day 4 in lovely New Smyrna beach! The sunglasses only lasted like 5 minutes of course. After a morning at the pool, it was time to get dressed for lunch at JB’s Fish Camp! (Note Fish Camp t-shirt.) So, the previous night, at like 2am, there was a Falcon Heavy launch and a bunch of us got up to watch … Continue Reading →


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New Smyrna Beach – June 2019 – Day 3

Here’s Day Three in New Smyrna Beach! Our sleeping girl. I like that she often sleeps like this! Eager to get outside! Also, this bathing suit is easily one of my favs. We went out for a morning walk: And picked up some shells: Time for breakfast! This little hassock that was in the condo was perfectly sized for her! … Continue Reading →


New Smyrna Beach - June 2019 - Day 2

New Smyrna Beach – June 2019 – Day 2

Back to the beach! Or first full day, Sunday, had us getting dressed and heading to Mon Delice, the French bakery, for breakfast sandwiches (sausage, egg, and cheese on brioche) and coffee. A New Smyrna Beach tradition! Well, first stop was to run the beach stuff down to one of the tables by the pool. I can’t believe my baby … Continue Reading →


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Elena at 17 months

Stephanie babysat Elena for us and said to bring a dress or something to wear because she wanted to try to do a photoshoot. And then she sent us these amazing photos. I think they are some of my all-time favs of Elena. Here’s my 3 favs, the rest are in an album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maggie42/albums/72157708099981515 Also, this was the dress … Continue Reading →