Baby Bookshelf: Christmas Edition

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

It is no secret that I love children's books! We are always falling in love with new ones to add to our collection and to buy for our friends' kiddos! We have gathered quite a few holiday books, and I enjoy swapping out the books on Rowan's shelves for more festive ones as the holidays approach. Reading is one of our favorite things to do, and the Christmas books are some of Row's favorites! Here is a list of the Christmas books that we have been enjoying. 

There are a couple that I would like to add to our collection, including Olive the Other Reindeer! I will never grow tired of curling up with my boy and reading books, and it is even more fun with Christmas music and hot chocolate...with marshmallows of course! 

5 Year Anniversary Gift

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Every year Dane and I try to find something thoughtful that falls in line with the traditional wedding anniversary gifts. Last month we celebrated our 5 year anniversary. Yeah, I am not really sure how that happened so quickly! Anyway, the traditional gift for 5 years is wood. Dane is notoriously difficult to find gifts for, and when you are limited by materials it makes it that much more of a challenge.

A couple of years ago, I found Uncommon Goods and I have been swooning over there awesome gift selection ever since. Your are able to search for gifts by interest & I figured they would have the perfect gift for my "hard to shop for" husband. 

After almost buying a personalized whiskey barrel, I happened to see this awesome customizable cribbage board. We don't have a clue how to play cribbage, but we like card games...AND you could customize it with an image of your favorite lake! I selected Lake Lou Yeager from the list (that is where we got engaged), crossed my fingers that he would like, and clicked order!

HE LOVED IT...holla! However, we still are clueless on how to play. So, there's that! 

You can find a list of traditional anniversary gifts here & the customized playing cards here (but you will have to find your own cutie to put on them!)

Slowing Down

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Look too far ahead or behind, and we risk missing the joy intended for here and now. There's a certain richness in today that may never be around again.  -Joanna Gaines

October is always a BUSY month! Photo shoots and harvest take up a lot of our time. The month has come to a close and we finally got some time to slow down. A little leaf hunt & chasing Daddy around the yard is exactly what I needed. Our schedules are hardly fact, the busyness of the holidays is just around the corner. But these are the moments I want to fill my calendar with. The moments of simple fun exploring the world through this boy's eyes.