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A little Bunny’s First Birthday

I can’t believe Miss Summer turns one next month…ONE, how is that possible!!? We had the best time celebrating our little girl (a little early;) before we set sail, surrounded by family and friends! I went for a Peter Rabbit theme for the party as Summer is already a big book fan and the Maryville Tearooms was perfect with a touch of vintage decor! I got out our old jars and photo frames, bought some flowers, scattered a few photos and voila’! The Nanny’s baked cakes and made bunny shortbread and the cousins ate their weight in bunny tails (a.k.a marshmallows)! Summer loved every minute of it (well apart from the hat her Mum made her wear!). If only she’d remember! Thankfully we were able to capture some pretty sweet moments. Thanks to everyone who came with all their lovely gifts and made it so special.

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HELLO from the Windy City!! Thought I would try and update you with a few snaps from my phone of our first week in Chicago, a birthday celebration and the new pad! We are finally settling into routine this week, I’m determined to master the laundry room with my quarters TODAY (the pile of laundry is getting a little ridiculous…even for my standards!) and Phil has now finished orientation and begins classes tomorrow. So it’s a happy Monday from us!

chicagochicago1Nearly froze trying to take this picture… just in the neighborhood!


Our city view…chicago3Where I think you might find us until March…hibernating!chicago4chicago7 chicago6 chicago8On Friday I celebrated a birthday and had such a wonderful day! Phil had classes in the afternoon but it was nice to step away from the craziness of moving, go exploring and just enjoy some family time. Also anywhere with Magnolia cupcakes is just fine with me:) chicago12 chicago9Poor Summer has had quite the dose on her, so I’m thankful to see that wee smile of hers again.  chicago10

Phil… always the optimist! chicago11(and the little munchkin after her eight hour flight…always the trooper!!).

p.s thanks to everyone for the sweet birthday messages too! 26 feels good so far! x

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Summer’s First Christmas

Hi there! So here’s a few snippets from our Christmas at home and Summer’s very first! wooooho! it was a super special one…so glad we could share it with our loved ones.

hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy happy New Year!

p.s. the song is ‘Sounds Like Hallelujah’ by The Head and the Heart.

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