We’re off on a little holiday to sunny Arizona, and this marks our first official family vacation! I’m looking forward to some time away, catching up with family, and the adventure of travelling with a little one.
I hope you all have a great week, and I’ll be sure to share some stories and photos upon our return.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing dads and dads-to-be out there!
I, truly, have never met anyone harder working than my parents, and my dad is one of those types that just keeps going, and going, and going. He has taught me the value of hard work, and that living honestly and simply goes a long, long way. He goes from putting Christmas lights up, to changing the oil in each of our cars (we are three sisters, and not one of us has taken a real interest in learning this for ourselves…*hanging head in embarrassment*), to switching our tires and getting the winter ones on. In one day! On top of all of this, he’s tireless in his love and kindness, and continuously sets the best example for all of us.
What a throwback! My dad and I, pretending to be cowboys in Phoenix, in 2007
This year is also Alex’ first Father’s Day! We always say that we are in this parenting game together, and as I reflect on that today, it couldn’t be more true. We’ve had an amazing and fun journey over the last six and a half months, and watching him ease into the role of a dad has warmed my heart. So, Happy Father’s Day, Alex!! Theodora is so lucky to receive your love, support, and guidance, and I know she’s looking forward to when she’s old enough to plan little surprises of her own for you on days like these!
And let’s not forget the celebrities who are dads, too. Here’s a list of the most stylish fathers and daughters. David and Harper are obviously my favourites. How about yours?
Hope you all are having a great weekend! Spoil those dads in your life!!
I have confidently come to admit that I am a bit of a child at Christmastime. It is my absolute favourite time of the year – carols on the radio, made-for-TV Christmas movies, Starbucks Christmas cups, sweets and treats (baking, giving and receiving!), family time, and that overall cheery feeling that seems to touch just about everyone. It also allows for me to watch Home Alone 1 & 2 totally guilt free (I actually tend to watch these two all year round, not just at Christmas).
This year was obviously extra special since we celebrated as an official family of three. We really enjoyed spending time with our parents and siblings and keeping things a little lower key.
We rang in the New Year here at home, with family, food, a good game of Taboo and a Skype date with my sister in Dubai. In between turns at Taboo, we tuned into the New Year’s Eve specials on TV, which were a nice touch. Our night wasn’t fancy or over-the-top, but I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable New Years celebrations we have had. Just what we needed as we adjust and adapt to our newest little family member.
I felt it totally appropriate to catch up on my Vanity Fair and Bazaar in between Taboo matches
Thank goodness for Skype!
Our fancy, alcohol-free drinks. Cheers!
We were so blessed throughout 2013 and we can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store. From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful year ahead! May it bring you every joy and happiness.
I know I speak on behalf of both my sisters when I say that we feel so lucky to have the mama that we have (that actually sounds like the biggest understatement ever, but how does one even begin to describe the amazingness of their mom?!). For this past Mother’s Day, my sister, Sophia, suggested we get Mother-Daughter photos done, and this couldn’t have been more of a blast! She sourced the incredibly talented and fun photographer, Nicole Ashley, who brings with her a team of equally cool, fun and talented ladies to pamper and make you look extra fabulous for the shoot.
Although Mother’s Day was in May, we decided to schedule this photo shoot for July when my little sister, Eleni, was visiting from Dubai (side story – Eleni made the move aaaaall the way out there earlier in the spring, so the adjustment of having the baby of the family living so far away made these photos that much more special). Another fun/special fact was that I, myself, was right in the middle of my own mama-to-be journey, so it was pretty cool to document us plus the soon-to-be addition (only a few weeks away now!!). Here are a few images from the shoot, which at the end of it all, Nicole, Jana and Stefanie endearingly nicknamed us the Kardashians – ha!
Notice the hair blowing in the “wind”? Super glamorous, and super fun…Nicole and her girls actually brought out blow dryers to create this hilariously fun effect.
Nerds that love their Hudson’s Bay Company stripes!
What are some of the special somethings you have gifted your moms? If you’re ever stuck for ideas and looking for something different, but incredibly fun, I HIGHLY recommend you check Nicole out!