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2014 {Video} Christmas Card

We didn’t get any Christmas cards mailed out this year, but here’s our card and letter in video form. In case I don’t stop back in this space again before the 25th, Merry Christmas to you all!

Weber Week + Detoxing

So I really didn’t mean to let this space go, but last week we were on vacation, and this week we’ve been hurled right back into regular life.

First, vacation. We spent a week with Joe’s parents and siblings, the first time in a few years that all of us have been together. We rented a big house in the Minneapolis area and had fun exploring, playing games, and just hanging out. Joe and I introduced his family to Spaceteam (a fun chaotic app game), the girls coaxed his mom into her first-ever pedicure, we took the girls to the zoo for the first time (thanks for the tip, Jenna), hit up the Mall of America, and the kids loved all the extra attention from everyone. Grace was Grandma’s little shadow all week, and I’m pretty sure Sophie thinks that Aunt Marian’s name is Bubbles, because of all the time (and patience!) Marian spent blowing bubbles with the kid.

Dear Old Navy, thanks for the free balloons. You made the day go so much better and gave us a very content toddler. Love, Francine

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full disclosure: most of the photos I stole from family because I was terrible about taking any)

Before I forget, another reason I didn’t blog while we were away was that Joe was putting the finishing touches on his studio’s website, which has been many months in the making. It turned out pretty awesome, so you should really check it out.

And I guess that brings me to this week. Vacation detox hasn’t been as bad as it was after NY, but Joe has been working day and night, since last Sunday, thanks to an annual event that’s really pretty cool but means lots of nighttime hours. Tonight’s his last night (yay!) and I really hope I’m not jinxing it, but thus far, we’ve survived pretty well.

Granted, I’m tired all the time so our bathroom is still grody and there’s been days where we haven’t gotten dressed, but for the moment, the dishes are all! washed! and nobody is crying in protest of bedtime, so I’ll take it. While in Minnesota, Sophie discovered crayons and Grace discovered tearing pages out of the coloring books, so at any given moment the house is littered with coloring book pages and Sophie is asking one of us to draw Elmo faces on the pages she’s not scribbling. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to find that the new little Picasso has been trying out other mediums:
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2013 in 13 Photos

Dwija is hosting an end of the year linkup! I love this idea of a quick review of the year, and linkups are an easy way to blog, so here’s 13 photos sharing what our year looked like: Continue reading

Grandparent Week

Catching up on some back posting-

Joe’s parents and sister came to visit/meet Sophia the week following Easter. We had a great time- the girls got some quality time with their grandparents and gave me a bit of a reprieve from their neediness throughout the day. We did a belated Easter egg hunt in the yard for Grace, went swimming at the hotel’s pool, and Grace enjoyed having extra people to read to her at her every whim. Not to mention, I barely washed a dish all week.  Continue reading


Sophia Rose Weber
born February 11, 2013
4:08 AM
9 lbs, 21 inches

We’re getting settled in at home and adjusting well. I’ll be writing more soon (birth story, anyone?) but haven’t found the words yet.

My heart is so full. We’re incredibly grateful for this beautiful blessing and loving life with our two girls.