November 24, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside...

I mean, really cold! My car thermostat said 30 degrees. Brrrr. This calls for some Christmas in a cup. Egg nog latte = yummmmy.

Happy Turkey day to you! I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, our cozy home, online shopping, reality TV (LOVING TRH of Beverly Hills & Giuliana and Bill), the beach, bronzer, fancy hotels and of course - my little angel!

We have a wonderful long weekend planned with our nearest and dearest. I can't wait. I hope ya'll enjoy your time off and eat and drink entirely too much. I know I will!

November 19, 2010

Shutterfly + Erin Condren = Awesome

Thanksgiving is NEXT week. How in the heck did that happen? Every Thanksgiving the D Family (aka my mom, pop and sisters) and now the L Family takes our annual holiday card picture. Now that I am a real life grown-up (that's what happens when you have kids, right?), we need to take a holiday pic with just the L family, too. Luckily we are headed to Paso Robles for some post-turkey wine tasting and my dad happens to be a professional photographer, so we might just have to squeeze in an impromptu photo sesh in the vines (thanks dad! : ) So much to do, so little time! And that's why they call this the busiest time of year.

Good news is, I have already picked out our card. I have been crushing hard on Erin Condren stationary (from Shutterfly) every since I sent out this invitation for besties bridal shower last spring. Pink + green + preppy = perf.

And now Shutterfly has Erin Condren Holiday Cards. Yay! Here are some of my favorites:

LOVE them all. Her designs are so fun and colorful, but still manage to look sophisticated. I have also been scooping up Shutterfly's personalized stationary. It's cuper cute and preppy (and reasonable to boot!) Happy holiday card hunting!

November 18, 2010

The C Family

One of my very besties is pregnant with her second child and just found out this morning that she is having a ....wait for it...

The cutest couple ever:

Already have this darling little tot (with a penchant for Victoria's Secret models):

And now they are going to have another little BOY! Her crafty husband is one of the few guys that I know that actually knows how to build stuff. And I mean real stuff, like desks and outdoor pergolas (their word) and waterfalls (no joke). So in honor of their second little one, I think he should build her these built in bunks that I am obsessing over - room by Steven Gambrel.

Actually, I think he should build them for me too while he is at it. I would happily sleep in the top bunk every night to get to live in that cutest room ever. Congrats to the C family! You can read about their adventures in toddler/babyland on Katy's blog.

November 16, 2010

Go Cal

Oh how I LOVE the weekend. This one felt particularly long and relaxing. We went to our first Cal Football game on Saturday. Now that we live in the East Bay, we have decided to be Cal fans. Cal isn't having the best year, so I hear they will take all the fans that they can get : ) We had a super yummy tailgate with burgers and dogs made by our professionally trained chef friend (thanks Brennan!)

Here is the L Family all decked out in our Cal gear. This was Nate pre-nap. After a serious battle, he took a little snooze during the tailgate and was ready to go to the game. I think he had a GREAT time with all the attention he got from his aunts, their friends and the Oregon (boo) fans sitting behind us. At one point, he had been passed at least 5 people down the bleachers from us. Don't worry Mimi and grandma L, we were watching him!

My baby sister Cait was in town from San Luis Obispo for the weekend, too. Obviously, my sisters missed the blue and gold memo.

In other news, did ya'll hear about the royal engagement? I think Kate is super cute and will make a great princess. What a LUCKY girl!

November 5, 2010

Fall Fun

Fall is here! So much candy, so many pumpkins, so much fun.

Can you handle the cuteness?

Nate and his nanny share buddy, Niko, having a dance party in their matching shirts. Love them.