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6 Dec

We made our way to meet Santa today, and for the third year in a row it was a pretty unsuccessful rendez-vous with ‘ole Saint Nick. Better luck next year!

Happy Holidays!




Then and Now: Christmas

29 Dec


Holiday Traditions

29 Dec

The holidays have a new meaning when you have a child. They are more magical and become even more important in bringing together family and friends. This Christmas Victoria is 14 months and I think she had a great time not because she got a million presents, but because she got to spend time with her cousins being silly, eating enormous amounts of food and staying up late. The day after Christmas we left to go to the mountains – a tradition that’s now two years old and one that we hope to keep for years to come.


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We hope your holidays were as happy as ours.

Here’s to a very merry 2015!


Holidays 2013

21 Jan

As they say, better late than never, but that’s how it goes when you have a newborn. The end of the year had us celebrating the holidays among family in Lyon with Victoria taking in her first Christmas and vocalizing her first French sounds while visiting the family’s chalet in the mountains. We had a lot to be thankful for in 2013…

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We decided that this year’s motto should be “2014 en douceur.” Which basically means to take it easy, slow down and enjoy every moment.

Happy New Year!


Dear Santa

18 Dec

Victoria with Santa 2013

Dear Santa,

I understand you are busy with it being only one week until it’s “go-time,” but after we met last week I got to thinking and I felt I needed to send you a formal letter. You see, my parents (my mom if we’re being specific) decided to dress me in blue the day we met (I think it was because she found the sweater cute and not too Christmas-y, sorry) and you Mr. Santa took the bait and said I was a cute boy (un mignon garcon, to be exact). I’m here speaking for all 21st century babies when I say I think you have a small problem up there in the North Pole. Why is it that all girls should be dressed in pink and boys in blue? Me, I’m not really that into pink although people tell me it’s my color. I much prefer natural tones actually. Anyway, as time goes on Mr. Santa I think you’ll get to know me and you’ll find out that my Christmas list won’t ever be full of pink dolls and fake housewares. In fact, I may prefer a truck, or a car, or a train or maybe a kit that allows me to build something.  I wasn’t born yesterday (it’s been three months), but I think other girls of the 21st century are with me on this one. So, just keep that in mind this season and next when you and your little helpers are picking out gifts for us girls. Well anyway, I hope you have found me to be a good baby these last three months (I’ve been sleeping well for my parents). I don’t have much on my list this year – I’m saving up for the big load next year (hint, hint).

Enjoy your sleigh ride and have a happy New Year. I’ll catch ya next year!

Merry Christmas,


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