I enjoy celebrations: the colorful decorations, the fun food, and the activities. 

I also enjoy traditions. Knowing what to expect builds anticipation and it helps to solidify memories. I think celebrations and traditions can knit a family closer together. Our Valentine's day tradition is to always hide hearts around the house for our kids to find.  

On each of the hearts we write a message about something they do that brings us joy. It's sweet to watch them beam with pride as the read all they ways they make us smile. 

On holidays we also have a fun breakfast. What we eat varies depending on what we are craving or how much time we have. This Valentine's day we had heart shaped cinnamon toast. 

You can see some photos of previous Valentine's Day fun here or here. Do you have any fun family Valentine's Day traditions?

Stopping By

It's been so long since I have stopped by this spot. I miss it. I have a list of crafts and projects I want to share. I also still whip out our camera to capture small graces but time  seems to slip by and I forget to document them. 

As you can see from the pictures below we are expecting a boy. Everyone is pleased and anxious to meet him. The boys are happy to dominate in number. Little Lady is happy to be our only princess and is glad that she doesn't have to share her daddy - I'm  not quite sure I understand her logic but it's adorable all the same. So far the Wee One seems completely healthy and that's really all Jeremy and I are hoping for. 

Hello Again and Happy News

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've written a blog post. I hope you all have been having a good summer. These past couple of months have been crazy busy; good things but hectic all the same. Both our boys played their first year of baseball and it seemed like most of our weekends were spent at the field. Mini Man and Little Lady also had their first dance recital. 

On top of that Jeremy spent the month of May in Italy/Spain teaching an architectural study tour. I was lucky enough to be able to join him for a little over a week while he was in Florence and Venice...I promise to post more pictures later. 

The biggest news, however, is that come December we will have a new baby!

I'm currently around sixteen weeks and feeling much better but for awhile I was getting pretty severe migraines. That accompanied with the fact that food was unappealing left me feeling pretty tired. I don't know if it's because this is my fourth or because I'm a bit older but I've definitely needed more rest during the first trimester than I ever have before. This baby was a bit of a surprise but our family is delighted.  My excitement about once again experiencing the journey of pregnancy, delivery, and the newborn stage keeps growing and growing...much like my stomach and thighs. :) 
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