We Believe in a Low-Key Valentine’s Day

I’ve never been one to have strong opinions about Valentine’s Day– I’ve never hated the holiday (even on the admittedly rare Valentine’s Day when I was unattached), nor have I ever expected mounds of attention and gifts to be lavished on me. Growing up, my mom would usually make a nicer-than-usual breakfast on the holiday …

(Black & White) Scenes From a Thanksgiving Weekend

  I fully intended to do a Thanksgiving post on the actual holiday (or shortly thereafter)–I had packed up the laptop (okay, I’d asked Matt to pack up the laptop), I’d made sure my camera cord was in the case to transfer pictures, and we had plenty of gaps of time without anything planned that …

Our Smallest Friendsgiving Ever

We almost didn’t do Friendsgiving this year. (And, really, it’s not like we were under *too* much pressure to do anything of the sort since we’ve only done it for the past two years, not like for our whole married life or something like that.) This weekend before the actual holiday (which is when we’ve …

My First Halloween Costume in 8 Years

Fun fact #1: This is the first time since 2008 that I’ve dressed up for Halloween. Yes, I officially know how lame I am. (And let’s face it—we wouldn’t have done half of the stuff we have (or will) for the holiday if it weren’t for Raven. That’s the glorious thing about having kids– it …