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And we are off to Hawaii! Chris and I are headed to Maui with our good friends, and I’m so looking forward to lounging around on the beach, hitting the spa, and hopefully spotting some whales. As I’ve been preparing for this trip, I’ve had to get out of the cold mindset and envision warmth, […]

January 27, 2023

When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, Chris and I keep it pretty simple. We look forward to the nice dinner reservation and meaningful gift exchange, but we mostly keep it simple and sprinkle some extra love towards the girls. Regardless, I look forward to Valentine’s Day because I find myself craving a little Holiday […]

January 26, 2023

It’s been over one month since we surprised the girls with Cricket, and it’s borderline sad how the time has flown by! As first-time puppy owners, we were given a lot of advice from experienced puppy people, many of who warned us that the puppy stage would be harder than a newborn baby. This could not be […]

January 20, 2023


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