Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you're enjoying some quality family time, stuffing your faces, imbibing too many cocktails, or doing whatever it is that floats your boat during the season! I'm still continuing my Christmas music marathon and am looking forward to a weekend with friends and family, although I'll be greatly missing my kinfolk in Colorado.
Hanukkah is already behind us, and I'm happy to report that I consumed far too many latkes, bought and got far too many presents, and that my dreidel Gingerbread cookies were once again a success. What more could I ask for?
It's been a particularly busy and wonderful holiday season for us, given that we've got double the number of kids we had last year. It's been great to watch Sylvie soak in all the cheer with a much better grasp than in previous years, and it was precious watching Parker tear open his first wrapping paper and then immediately shove it into his mouth. When I'm in the throes of parenting and feel like I don't have a spare minute, ever, I just think of these beautiful moments and of snuggles with the littles, and all is right in the world.
I'm terribly backlogged on blog posts, but I thought I'd use a few free moments to put this post together. These photos were actually taken the day before Thanksgiving, when Aaron and I booked a sitter and spent the day together. We missed the kids, but it was nice to have uninterrupted conversations and to focus on each other for a while. We trekked around the Mission and Hayes Valley, and as usual, I felt completely overdressed. But I had recently bought this faux fur gem of a vest and couldn't resist taking it out for a spin.
I'm pretty into burgundy and blush right now; I think it's such a stunning combo. And if I could wear these shoes 24-7 I probably would. They're sexy and comfortable and just overall awesome. AND they are $50 right now.
I hope that Santa spoils you rotten and that you have a wonderful rest of the year.