Yesterday was Father’s Day, so I planned a trip to Vintage Garage Chicago for Dave because the theme was Vintage Vinyl. My hubby loves his old punk records and he never has time to go dig through the bins like he did when he was young and single, so I thought we’d make a trip […]
I have an incredibly crappy history of epic fails when it comes to giving gifts to my husband. He is impossible to shop for. I mean, IMPOSSIBLE. He will not tell me what he wants, leaving me guessing. I’ve been guessing and failing for the past 6 1/2 years. One year I bought him a […]
I just turned 40. FORTY. Thankfully I am married to a super sweet guy who planned a romantic trip for just the two of us last weekend as a birthday present. It was WONderful. I mean, I am totally in love with the guy, but there’s a lot going on around here to keep us […]
I have a date tonight! With my husband. 🙂 First we’re having cocktails with friends at The Wit’s rooftop lounge, then we’re going to Moto, a restaurant I’ve been dying to check out for the longest time. Our friend Steph offered to babysit Will for us tonight. It’s our first date night out alone since […]
Taking care of the winter birds, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Dave and Sophia tending to the feeders in the backyard.
Nothing phases Wilbur, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Dave blows raspberries on Will’s marshmallow cheeks and he doesn’t flinch a bit.
Pulling up the carpet: Will supervises, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Dave spent Sunday afternoon pulling up the carpet in the living and dining rooms. We lucked out and it’s all in pretty good shape. PS: Unexpected perk to hardwood floors–skidding cats. This is what the same area looked like the day we bought the […]
Stupid icy sidewalk. Poor Dave tried to fold his foot backward.
Warm inside, snowy outside Finally sitting up well enough to play in the high chair. Napping with Daddy
In these times, I’ve been finding myself going back to how my grandmother did things. Big pots for dinners, freezing part of it for another day, laying low on the financial front, making time for creative and free family fun. Something I think we could all go back to is seeking out the good ol’ […]