2 posts categorized "Travel"

Holiday Traditions and Travelling with a babe

11/21/2013

Do you have holiday traditions? We have been making Christmas tree decorating videos since we first started dating. Now that we've got our little babe, we're so looking forward to doing one with the three of us! Despite the fact that she won't remember her first Thanksgiving or Christmas, I feel like it's my responsibility to make it nothing short of amazing. I want to do ALL of the things. Dress her as a turkey, make her a book of gratitude, show her the parade on TV, then immediately get into the Christmas spirit and watch Elf and decorate and oh ALL of the things. Christmas cookie decorating...meeting Santa. I'm just so excited! I have so much to do... Ha!

 


One small thing is that Will and I have decided to take a 17 day trip right smack dab in the meat of December. Leona will get to experience all of the Christmas fun in 3 new cities with wonderful people we hardly get to see. So while it will be hectic, it will be amazing. Orlando, Savannah, and NYC here we come!
We're not afraid of travelling with our baby, in fact it's one of our top goals as parents. We think it's necessary for our family to keep going the way we always have, and that's everywhere. Leona deserves to experience as much of he world as we can possibly show her. If she's not reading about it I want her to live it. With that said we totally don't know everything and know it will be a challenge so...

We could use any tips for making all of this holiday magic happen while traveling with a 7 month old. I'll keep you guys posted if we find out something amazing too :)

Here are a few of my favorite guides to baby travel I've collected over the years

Xoxo,

Chels

 

On the move but holding steady

10/01/2013

One thing our lives are not lacking is movement. Though I must say I should probably be moving my body a little more for my healths sake. Hopefully soon we will be able to stop moving cities all of ther time, but luckily, that does involve some excercise. Truly though, we have been through the ringer this past year. Thus, I have fallen behind on my documenting so expect a few catch up posts on Leona's milestones and some lovely flashback posts, which have already made me teary eyed just from looking through the photos for them.

Our little Leona is growing so fast. Everyone told us this would happen, but oh my, sometimes you wake up and look over at the sweet sleeping baby next you and realize you missed her growing up in just hours. They literally change by the hour sometimes, its unreal. It's completely magical. Despite all of the things that have gone amiss, I look at her and feel full and not broken. Now add in Will holding her and bam, heart melted, filled up, perfection. It's the sort of happiness you want to wrap yourself up in. It's the best part of the movie. In all honesty, it's terrifying sometimes. You never want it to go away so you spend all of your time trying to keep it and fix tiny problems, stay healthy, keep it together. By you, I obviously mean, me. So that's what I'm working on. Learning to just accept it and savor it. Not to let the rest of the fears and what ifs break this good thing down. I could give a list of a bunch of things that have gone wrong, things that are lingering abd scaring me about my body and health after such a hard pregnancy, the fact that we keep having to move, but you know what, I'm not going to. Postpartum anxiety and all of that mumbo jumbo, I'm not letting you win. 

I am happy and so madly in love with this family we have created. I'm not letting go of it. 

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*magic moments from her first days earthside* 

More recent photos to come :)

xoxo

Chels

I'm here for joy. Straight up joy. I'm going to fill my life to the brim with it and hope it overflows. I'm a little bit sassy and a little bit shy. Also a bit messy. I am a wife and momma to a sweet little lady Leona, 2 crazy cats and a pup. I make things and style things, like parties, treats, pictures, houses and…babies! Thanks for stopping in. I can't wait to meet you!

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