merry christmas & a little surprise


wishing you and yours lots of christmas cheer and oodles of fun in 2014.


and guess what? we’ll be adding a new little peanut to the mix this summer (july/august)!!!!

i’m only 8 weeks along, which is a little early to spill the beans but a 5th pregnancy has come with no will power to keep morning sickness and exhaustion a secret, particularly through christmas and new years.


but it has made me feel hugely sentimental regarding all things family, so here’s a montage of our christmas pics at the tree farm with stacy jacobsen


don’t let these sweet pictures fool you. it was pure chaos getting everyone out of the house fully dressed and somewhat on time.

and their might have been a fiasco involving dog poop and the blanket we were sitting on, but that was easily forgotten once we broke out the wet wipes, hot cocoa and snacks …


not to mention our mad marshmallow tossing skills.


{i mean, 2 mallows?…  like a boss.}



and these 4. i can hardly get enough of them all together. particularly on a morning like this one when they were too preoccupied with christmasy activities to bicker with each other.


so i’ll eat it up while the festivities last – and hope you have lots of chances to do the same over break!


{and one last pic with my boo in buffalo check… dreamy. even with the mo-vember scruff.}

see you january 1st, 2014!

xo . rae

3 Responses to merry christmas & a little surprise

  1. meagan December 30, 2013 at #

    Congratulations! and super fun pictures- what a sweet happy family you have. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. jina January 5, 2014 at #

    so excited for you about the bebe! big congrats! oh, and i’m totally inspired by your cute family pics. i think i know what we’ll do next year now. you don’t mind if we’re twinsies, do you? ;)

  3. Emily Peck January 5, 2014 at #

    Congrats to you! That is so exciting!! You have such a beautiful family. :)

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