easter 2014

we spent easter sunday with my parents at their church {we = L and me since hubby had to work…boo}. L hunted easter eggs for the first time and found two {TWO!} eggs all by himself. he was so proud. he carried them around for the rest of the day, it was the sweetest thing.

although we missed papa, we started the day with opening the gifts we got him for his easter basket. he really liked the green toys airplane and tractor, hence his huge cheesy grin below.

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and just for fun, an easter photo from last year…crazy to see how much the little guy has grown!

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last week we spent a few days out at the park letting L run around. he’s an independent, curious child, and i love watching him discover new things. this is a photo of him learning to gallop {faster than a walk, not quite a run}.

five finds for friday

{source: corals + cognacs}

a few of my favorite finds from around the internet this week:

1) hallie from corals + cognacs rocking this look. makes me want to buy a striped blazer. i spotted this one at target, and might re-think my initial assessment that it was “too stripey-stripey”.

2) this piece about married life. so true. also, i love momastery.

3) an inspiring post about a journey to become foster parents/pre-adoptive family placement by jen loves kev 

4) i’m on the hunt for a new wedding ring since i developed an allergy to my current white-gold set. this one’s really pretty.

5) and 26 food things only a chicagoan would understand. particularly #5, #11, #12, #17, #20.

happy weekend, ya’ll.





I like to call L a “rascal” on days when he’s particularly mischievous & explorative. This photo is him protesting to one of the hundreds of kisses I place on his cheek each day.