Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's been a very eventful year... celebrated Matilda's 1st birthday... welcomed our Mora home after 3 days on the road... found out that Matilda will become a big sister... said goodbye to Grandma Mildred... welcomed 3 darling nieces/cousins... and purchased our 1st home as a family. After reflecting on this past year, Nate and I couldn't stop thinking about how thankful we are for all we have and it's becoming more clear to us what is really most important in life.

Wishing you all a very happy and HEALTHY 2011. We are especially sending many positive thoughts to Matilda's newest cousin Sahale and her buddy Oliver. They're both little fighters and wishing them tons of hope and health.

Little Sahale is expected to have open heart surgery in a couple of months (needs to
gain weight and strength). Sending her all our love and we know she will do just great!
Here she is pictured just a couple of days old:

And many well wishes go out to our little buddy OW. You can read about his story here:
Our hearts go out to his parents and know that he will beat this.
Here's a picture of him at Matilda's birthday party:

Hoping that all our families and friends have an amazing 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Home for Christmas

Not able to fly to Washington and/or Florida this year, we stayed in Wilmette for our very first Christmas in our new home. It was a quiet, yet festive weekend with just the 3.85 of us + Mora.

Our stockings...
The tree...
Our attempt at a family shot in front of the tree on Christmas Eve...
Matilda opening one gift the night before Christmas...
Heading up to bed...
Matilda's Christmas morning smile...

opening gifts...
packing around the baby brother's gifts...
joining her 'baby' in her cradle
reading a new book with the daddy...
Tea time!

Afternoon sledding session

Mora thoroughly enjoying her gift
Matilda and Blaze, her new horse.
You can watch Matilda and Blaze in action here:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Hello Wilmette!

We love, love, LOVE our new home and now that we are getting settled, we will start posting more pics and videos of Matilda before February hits and we suddenly don't have time again. :)

Goodbye Logan Square

While we will miss strolling the Boulevards, playing in Palmer Square, dining at Lula and picking our produce at the Sunday market, we are very excited about our move to Wilmette.
Here are a few pictures that were taken before the big move.

Matilda sure loves her Mora

Playing in the backyard before the snowfall