good vibes only // here’s to pursing the things that bring you joy and letting go of the things that don’t. ✌🏼💛 hoping for all the good things in 2018 and wishing you all a very happy new year!
merry christmas, friends! this is one of my favorites from our #christmasinnewyork trip earlier this month. hope your christmas day was wonderful in every way 🎄❤️
saks fifth avenue’s castle light show + snow white-themed window displays were stunning! 👏🏼 it was a fairy tale ending to our last night in NYC, literally and figuratively ;)
this building is the prettiest ✨ #twinkletwinkle #christmasinnewyork
oh hey from the top of the empire state building! 🏙 #littleandbrave #empirestateofmind
vincent van gogh: wheat field with cypresses, oil on canvas, 1889. 🌾 side note—i’m sooo thankful my BFF came on this trip with us because hubs wanted no part in exploring an art museum and planted himself in the lobby (granted, we had the longest day ever by this point with 20,000+ steps around the city) … but she and i powered through with C in his stroller, and it was totally worth the extra pain 😄 #thatswhatbestfriendsarefor another side note—my 3-year-old recognized a monet painting from one of his baby art books while we were walking through the exhibits, and my mama heart could barely handle it 😍 #proudmama
the met. oh, the met. you were gorgeous inside and out. #metropolitanmuseumofart
our horse carriage ride through central park ended with this NYC skyline view at sunset 😍🌆 #iloveny
day made for this little boy of mine when we found balto in central park. throwing it back to the mid-90s here, but balto has always been a favorite of mine, so i had to introduce it to my dog-loving boy, who adores it too. we’ve watched it many times, and now he’s gotten to see the balto statue in person “just like in the movie, mama!” my work here is done. ☺️
C’s first broadway show, and he was obsessed with every ah-mazing minute of it 🦁💛
of course we had to stop in to the iconic FAO schwarz toy store!🦒🎹 (ok, so it was just a pop-up in bergdorf goodman on 5th avenue and it was teeny-tiny, but santa was there and it was still adorable!) i guess we’ll just have to take a trip back to NYC next christmas for the grand reopening ... no, but really 😄
ground zero // one of the reflecting pools at the 9/11 memorial where one of the twin towers once stood. the memorial is beautiful, and the museum is a solemn tribute of remembrance to all the lives lost. so glad we spent the morning there reflecting on that day. 🇺🇸
concrete jungle 💛🙌🏼 #topoftherock
ice skating at rockefeller center was beyond incredible! the rink is small and cozy, and seeing the towering 75-foot tree decorated with 50,000 lights and its crystal star on top made all my christmas in new york dreams come true. ⛸🎄😍
have i eaten pizza every day (even multiple times a day 🙈) on this trip? why yes, yes i have. #wheninnewyork #noregrets 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕
... walking in a winter wonderland ... 🎶❄️ #newyorkcity
we had our fingers crossed for snow on our trip to NYC, and we got the most magical day of it ✨❄️ #letitsnow #magicofchildhood
this lovely lady is a beauty in the snowfall 🗽❄️ #statueofliberty
because it’s fall, sunny and 75 🍂 #texasyall
[ t h a n k f u l ] we hosted thanksgiving at our house this year, and i really loved getting to set this table. 🍽 it’s been in my family since before i was born, and i’m so glad that my dad passed it on to me a few years ago. lots of special memories of holidays growing up around this table. happy thanksgiving to you all 🧡🦃🍂🍁
game day 🏈 // veterans day 🇺🇸 this little cutie and i made a donation to our local VFW post yesterday, and one of the sweet veterans we talked to gave him this hat in honor of my dad’s service in the navy. it was such a great experience for him, and he’s been wearing it proudly for his grampy ever since! we sure do love our military. and we sure do miss you, dad. ❤️
happy mail this week included my new on-the-go oils bag i ordered from etsy 😍 gimme all the cute handmade things! happy friday, friends! anyone with big weekend plans?
who made it over to target yesterday for the new hearth & hand with magnolia collection? 🙋🏽♀️ i initially tried to show some restraint but ultimately decided, oh well ... just take my money 😍
🎃👻🌙🦇🕸 happy halloween night from baby groot! #guardiansofthegalaxy
🎃 the halloween time celebration at disneyland was fannntastic! it was so fun to see the park all dressed up for halloween, down to even the smallest details. until next time, disney! 💛
the happiest place on earth for real—i don’t think that smile ever came off his face! this visit, C was tall enough to ride his first legit roller coaster [gadget’s go coaster in toontown], and he was OBSESSED. we rode it over and over and over again! 🎢 what’s your favorite disney ride for littles?
a few of our BFFs from the hundred acre wood 🍯 #disneyland #winniethepooh #magicofchildhood
his happy place is the exact same as mine and that gives me all the feels … literally all of them. i’m running through the whole gamut of human emotion over here. longing and sadness that he doesn’t get to live right here by the ocean like i did growing up, but mostly, it makes my mama heart burst with joy to see him love something so much that was such a big part of my childhood. 💗
good morning! ☀️ waking up and stepping out onto the balcony to this view was surreal. like what dreams are made of. we lived it up in this picture-perfect beach house for our 3-day stay in malibu, and i’m sure going to miss it!
posing game on point 😎😂 #toddlerlife #thisisthree