There’s something about traditions that make my heart so happy..
We kicked off our Christmas with our yearly tradition of cutting a tree down the day after thanksgiving and spending the day throughout our home decking the halls- this year was more special for obvious reasons!!
So when I launched my new design for the blog earlier this year, I had planned to do a load of old posts I had saved that had to do with all things newborn. But in great Kaylee fashion, I can’t find the folders- BUT some of them are SO good, I am going to redo it all because it’s so worth it and every new mama needs these things! So first off- our obsession for lovedbaby.
Fun fact for those of you who don’t know me: I was a freelance graphic designer before becoming a mama and if you would have told me this time last year that I would choose to outsource our Christmas Cards- I would have laughed! But here we are…
We kicked off our Christmas with our yearly tradition of visiting the tree farm after thanksgiving and searching for the perfect tree. Things were a little different this year- a quick feeding in the car, timing it out between naps, and skipping the hot cocoa because the midwest decided to bless us with a 70 degree day right before December.
When I say “thankful doesn’t even cut it”, I find it to be so very true. This year has came with so many blessings, so many that it almost hurts. We have found gratitude in some really hard and difficult times but we’ve also found it in the most memorable moments such as our little guy being born and being placed onto my chest with Chase right by my side.
Traveling is a huge part of Chase & I. Looking back we didn’t really travel all that often before we were married, so we thought. But as we flip through travel journals and add pins to boards of locations we’ve visited, we are reminded that we have and maybe at the time took it for granted. Now, everytime we pack our bags we feel so fortunate to be sharing such memorable moments with our son. Because in our home, we believe he knows and it impacts him, even at his age.
Chesters first Halloween definitely didn’t disappoint. We spent the day putting finishing touches on costumes and eating all the best treats. Chase came home early from work so we could get some pictures before heading out for a fun night with friends.
I love the holidays, I always have! We’ve always wanted to host a costume party, especially since our last one we had in college- we’ve come a long ways since then in the costume department. *deletes college photos to hide from kids*
I always imagined what it would be like to add a little one to the holidays! Not particularly Halloween though! But when October rolled around, I was ready for all things Halloween. I imagined what our first year of carving pumpkins as a family would be like.. twinkle lights, a fire in the background, listening to halloween music.
I like to keep birthday + fathers day mush for the cards but if there’s anyone who loves me blogging, it’s my husband. And on top of that, make it about him, he’s bound to have the best birthday… so today’s post is all about the reasons why he makes our heart happy.