2018 Highlight Reel.

I didn’t get around to holiday cards this season so enjoy this 3 minute recap of our year instead. 😉 2018 was filled with lots of tears and tantrums, tattling and mood swings. It included lots of eye rolling from the kids, lots of parenting fails from us, too much junk food, and an overall theme of being late to every single place that we went. But! It was also filled with laughter and dancing, tickle wars and road trips. It was filled with wiggly teeth, movie nights, road trips, and exciting milestones for all.

2018-- you were a good one. ❤️



A few months back we scored cheap stop-over tickets to Iceland and we couldn't pass them up! We were able to see so many breathtaking places all in a matter of a few days and it left me so grateful we were able to cross it off our bucket list. Enjoy a long mash-up of our short time spent there, set to some Sigur Ros, of course. :) 


NYC 2018

Our New York minute. 🍕 No matter how many miles they made us hold them for, no matter how many unclean surfaces they insisted on sprawling out onto, and no matter how much bickering they did in between— these girls did a good job of making a magic place even more magic for us. (And when they didn’t... there was always pizza.) 


Frankie turns 3!

I don't know where the time is going, but I'm sure glad for these goofy birthday interviews to help me remember my babies when they were babies. Can't believe this little love turns 3 tomorrow! (Though she'll tell you she's turning 4, just go with it.)


Our 2017 highlight reel.

Every December I try to sift through old video clips we've taken throughout the year and throw them together to make a little "family highlight reel" if you will. As I was doing this today I was feeling extra grateful for my family and all the laughter and happiness they've brought me this last year. We all know 2017 was jam-packed full of natural disasters, heartbreaking news, tragedies, and setbacks, so my wish for 2018 is for more good in the world and for more goofy dance moves in our family room. :)



Best summer yet.



A couple months ago we stumbled upon insanely cheap tickets to Paris and we couldn't say no. I mean, we could have.. but that would have been dumb. Who needs savings anyway!? ;)  The first 10 days of our Summer were spent exploring a brand new place, pushing our family outside of our comfort zone and routines, Geoff and I taking a little step back from work, and removing the girls from all their friends and toys and having them all to ourselves. It was hands down the best way to kick off our Summer together. This video is super long but we went hard this trip-- I feel like we really didn't waste a single minute. Eating on the go, napping on the go, and so much walking and sight-seeing, my girls were total champions and hardly ever complained. I was so proud! They say Paris is the most romantic city in the world, and I have to agree. I fell even more in love with my crazy crew and fell pretty hard for the city as well. Au revoir Paris, we love you!

I wrote up a little guide of places we visited and loved over on the Alice + Ames blog here, in case any of you have plans of traveling to France with your family soon. People were so helpful to offer tips and suggestions before we left, I figured it'd be nice to pay it forward. :)


Lantern Fest 2017

Most magical night ever. (And hi! Still alive over here!)


Polar Express, 2016

Some snapshots from our time at the Polar Express this weekend. It's so fun to look back at photos from the last time we rode on the Polar Express and see all that's changed. One extra baby, two older girls, and even more holiday magic felt! It made me so happy to see Ivy break out of her shell and let the Christmas joy take over. She couldn't refrain from dancing in the aisles and belting out along with the carols. Lola spent most the time sipping hot chocolate and peering out the freezing cold window. When Frances wasn't dancing up and down the aisles with two cookies in hand, she was holding tightly to us, wide-eyed and a little nervous waiting for Santa's debut. It was such a good night, and ended with a sleepy and quiet drive home. Ahh, Christmas time. The best time.