Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Last Winter's Portraits/Holiday Card

 Of all the stuff I never had time to blog last year, I can't believe I forgot to share these special portraits of our family! My dear friend took these for us, down at our most favorite beach. I'm truly over the moon with how beautiful they turned out! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cookie Day 2014!

Keeping in the tradition of playing catch up to how we spent last Christmas, I thought I would post pictures of our 9th annual Cookie Day as a family. The recipes change every year, the love stays the same.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Nieman Marcus Santa Breakfast

How annoying that I'm three months late on how we spent Christmas! Oh well...

One of the major highlights of the season was going to the Nieman Marcus Santa Breakfast. Impeccably organized with the finest of taste, and yet still very family-friendly, this event should not be missed! The staff is so incredibly patient with children and because it's an intimate breakfast that sells out very quickly, there's a minimal wait to visit with Santa (we walked right up). Patrons also get to enjoy a personal visit from Santa at their dining table while you eat. Children receive a rather impressive complimentary goodie bag with toys that will keep them happy through the meal. As an added bonus, guests arrive a solid few hours before the store opens to the public, so before/after your experience, you can browse some of the most beautiful Christmas decor and novelties around. I hope to do this every year and bring my family next time!

Sunday, March 1, 2015


"Play is the work of a child."---Maria Montessori.

On a random Tuesday last November, we ventured to Presidio Park and found ourselves almost entirely alone on a beautiful sunny say. I let my kids run a little bit further than I was comfortable with (they came back), get a little bit dirtier than what I can stand (it washed out in the laundry), yell louder than usual (nobody got scared away), and skip the protein of their packed-lunch and nibble on raisins and crackers instead (they survived). Bending the usual rules is good sometimes.