Fall (almost winter) Family Love.
We went out with some dear friends to Irvine Park recently and had a blast taking family pictures and watching the kids attack the massive pile of leaves that they raked up. It was beautiful and I love being outside this time of year in California. It’s chilly enough to jog your memory of wearing layers of clothes, but the sun still reminds you of it’s warmth on your face. It’s just right for me and I look forward to many more outside adventures with Evangeline soon. My heart smiles seeing her run around with a hoodie on for some reason. Love it.
Also, for the first time since we have married, Nick and I will be near family and not traveling during the Christmas season. That means we can finally begin to have traditions of our own! We were so excited about this that we literally sat down on Thanksgiving night after we were full of delicious turkey, my mom’s incredible sweet potatoes, and homemade cannolis, and listed out each of our family traditions from our childhood and then combined and created a new list of traditions of our own that we want to do with our little girls. It was amazing and gave me so many ideas of how we can incorporate each of our senses into getting us excited for the Christmas season. We are so stoked and hope to make many lasting memories in our growing little family in the years to come.