Sunday, April 14, 2019


 Crosby turned one on March 29th and we had the best time celebrating him. Thanks to my mom and dad for coming over early in the morning to help with all the food (taco bar) & to all our family who helped make it such a special day for Crosby!

Happy Birthday, we love you so incredibly much!!!

Friday, January 11, 2019


Crosby is 9 months old! Well, 9 and a half to be exact. He has 3 teeth coming in, still sleeping from 7:30 pm - 6 am (with usually 1 wake-up), SOOOO CLOSE to crawling, smiling so big, weighing 19lbs, and bringing more joy to our lives than we ever though possible!
favorite baby items: still loving this activity center, loving this teether, this book, his bumblebee, and just about anything he will put in his mouth!

Friday, January 4, 2019

More Christmas Festivities + Dad's Birthday

Christmas was really special for us this year with Crosby.  It's been awhile since I've felt the magic of the season so much and it was really exciting.  I know it's going to get better and better every year as our traditions grow and his imagination and spirit do too.

The plan for the day after Christmas was to meet at a cute cafe in Cottage Grove for brunch to celebrate Dad's birthday.  Crosby was so tired from all his fun the day before that he was still napping as my parents & brother were driving up. My mom said to never wake a sleeping baby so they just kept on driving all the way to our house in Madison.  Jeff left to get subs and we ate them before Crosby even woke up.  Dad opened up his gifts and I just realized we forgot to sing Happy Birthday! 
A few days later we had our last Christmas get-together with Jeff's immediate family. Crosby was fussy towards the end, but we still had a good time.
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Excited for things to come in 2019!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


So hard to believe that Christmas has come & gone, so much anticipation & feels like it is gone in the blink of an eye. So happy to have videos & pictures that captured it all!

On Christmas Eve, we packed up the car and drove down to Waukesha and stopped at my grandma's apartment. Since we weren't going to see her at all on Christmas Day, we wanted to make sure to stop and say hi. It was nice to visit for a little bit before heading to Mukwonago. 
The original plan was to go to 4pm mass, but Crosby was getting a bit fussy so we skipped church. I think that was the right decision, because he was much more pleasant the rest of the night once he got settled in. Our tradition has been to have appetizers on Christmas Eve at my parent's house & spend the night.
This was the first time Crosby has slept somewhere else and he did great! He woke up around 6 am and we started opening presents right away. 
We got dressed, took pictures, had breakfast, packed up the car and then headed back to Madison. We were hoping Crosby would nap on the 1.5 hour car ride back, but of course he didn't. He was surprisingly in a good mood, so we headed over to the farm to see Jeff's side. 
4 generation picture above! I think I heard there were about 50ish people at the farm. Wow! 

At the end of the night, we still hadn't opened up our gifts. This sums up perfectly our tired little boy. What a day we had!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of magic & memories! I hope you have the happiest holidays with the ones you love!!

Saturday, December 1, 2018


We had another wonderful Thanksgiving over here, and I hope you did as well! So much to be thankful for!

  Happy December First!! XO