Monday, December 21, 2015


looking forward to getting to know my new camera and practicing by taking millions of photos of this sweetheart #sorrynotsorry

Sunday, December 20, 2015


we're getting ready to travel for the next two weeks, which means we're missing christmas and new years eve festivities at home. while we're excited for the adventure, we didn't want to miss out on a christmas morning-like experience, so this morning we had our very own faux-mas.

that is, we treated this AM just like christmas morning would be if we were home - we woke up, opened presents in pjs and played with our new toys all afternoon and it was perfect.

possibly the best part is my amazing husband got me the camera i've been lusting over for the past forever, a fujifilm x100T. seriously, this guy is the best. with all my film issues and hatred of iphones this camera solves all my photo taking problems in the best way possible.

so thankful for having a special someone in my life who goes above and beyond to make my day (or year). and ready to add this little lady into my arsenal of cameras i love. she's a beaut.

Monday, December 14, 2015


Sunday at the Reservoir
there's something about toddlers holding hands that melts my heart every time
south mountain reservation
new jersey

Friday, December 11, 2015


Hazel Upstate
when hazel was turning two months old we stayed at jay and mo's for our first overnight trip with her. so naturally i took the same picture in the same spot when we were there for thanksgiving now that she's a year and a half old.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


this year for thanksgiving we decided to stick around home and enjoy our newly renovated kitchen. 

at least that was our plan until our buddies jay and mo invited us up to their amazing old schoolhouse in the catskills to spend thanksgiving with friends. 

how could we turn that down?
Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015
we feasted over and over again. watched literally HOURS of lipsync battle on the couch, and took hazel bowling for the first time. 

it was such a wonderful way to spend the holidays - we couldn't have asked for anything more... well, i could have dealt with hazel not puking on the drive up, but that's a gross and mildly tramatic situation so just gonna act like it didn't happen.

PS, have you ever watched tom cruise lip sync The Weeknd? 
google it. for real.