A wonderfully busy week, filled with lots of preparation for family photos on Sunday. I literally bought ten cream shirts from Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, J. Crew, J. Crew Factory, and Anthropologie to wear in the pictures, then decided (very last minute) on a pink sweater that I already owned! How fickle. And of course, lots and lots of returns to make this week.

We took our photos with Paige of Awake Photography – you can see a sneak peek of the pictures on her Instagram here. I cannot wait to share the photos with you, along with other Christmasy ones, next week.

Other highlights of our week included:

  • Calming Isla down by telling her “No more fussing!” while shaking your finger – she thinks it’s the funniest thing ever (see video here)
  • Swimming with Isla at Life Time Fitness – she is a big, big splasher
  • Painting (i.e. mushed berries) in her BABYBJORN highchair
  • Getting a blow out at The Dry Bar (I am obsessed)
  • Meeting Sasha’s cousin’s wonderful fiancé for the first time (and getting to walk the 3-mi loop while getting to know each other!)
  • Isla’s first halloween – we didn’t make it trick or treating (this girl takes bed time seriously), but got some cute strawberry pics
  • Having a trick-or-treater tell me they love my succulents (really??)
  • Helping my friend Amanda (her engagement photos here) get ready to be the world’s most convincing Elsa (see photos below)
  • Eating out twice at Ruggles Green (sorry Houston ex-pats!) – once with Brooke, one of my most favorite people on the planet
  • Taking Isla to Biscuit Home for the first time – although she slept the entire time
  • Trying a new food truck (Simply Greek) that is a mile from our house
  • Having Sasha’s classmate’s family over for dinner yesterday evening – such cute kiddos

What were the highlights of your week?

WIR1Finger painting was a fun, but very messy, activityDSC_0507

WIR2DSC_0672Trying on her first Anthropologie headband (prior to her Mimi adjusting it)WIR3Makeup free and braided hair is the norm these days – this little one keeps me busy, but I love her berry, berry muchDSC_0547Excited about the quality of this custom Texas teether from Smiling Tree ToysWIR5Apparently the Biscuit Paint Wall isn’t that entertaining, but Amanda as Elsa definitely is!DSC_0868One of the customizable Land of Nod ornaments I’ve ordered for IslaWIR4Bundled up after our swim and on a chilly morning walk – plus, lunch with the beautiful Brooke!


  1. I don’t know how you fit so much great stuff in a week / weekend, but it looks so fun! Isla’s berry outfit was adorable and you are beautiful as always. I love the anthro headband!

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