Eight is great

As I hit publish on this, I’m a few years behind on birthday posts but hopefully before Sophia turns nine I’ll get everything updated. Just like this little website is our family’s journal of sorts, these birthday posts are a look back and an opportunity to reflect on how much the kids have grown and…

Luck of the Irish

Last year Grandpa let us in on his St. Patrick’s day shamrock shake tradition. He’s been going a good thirty years strong enjoying a shamrock shake ON St. Patrick’s day. Even though we weren’t able to share shakes with Grandpa we set off to enjoy a few. Technically, we cheated and enjoyed our shakes on…

Christmas traditions

Over the last decade or so that Phil and I have spent Christmas together, even as we’ve moved around the country and added kids to the mix, we still think fondly of our Christmas traditions with family in Minnesota. As the years have passed, we’ve spent less Christmases in Minnesota then we wish but that…

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

Ok, so there was no dancing and it didn’t look anything like the scene out of my favorite Christmas movie, but we certainly had a great time celebrating the holiday season with a few of our friends at the White House Christmas Party. It was a bit of a sensory overload taking everything in during…

Full of Thanks

I probably sound like a broken record but one of the biggest blessings of our time in Virginia has been the ability to spend time with family and occasionally host them at our house. With three of the five Wiktor/Case siblings now settled on the East Coast, it was the perfect excuse to have everyone…

London calling

Not that I need an excuse to travel, but it always sweetens the deal if it involves visiting friends or family. Shortly after we moved to Virginia our good friends received orders to England. I knew a trip to England had to happen while they were there. Despite Phil and I having traveled through much…

Off to the beach!

On the top of the kids’ to do list each summer is a trip to the beach. Mom did not disappoint and we were able to squeeze in two quick trips to the beach this summer. First, we made a quick trip to Virginia Beach and Cape Charles. While the kids had fun splashing around…

Hey, Henry!

Another cousin joined the clan on New Year’s Eve! Carolyn and Ben welcomed their first kiddo, Henry Clay into the world. Once we had a free weekend, the Wiktors made the short, scenic drive up the New Jersey Turnpike to visit Carolyn, Ben and Henry in NYC. It was a quick trip but filled with…

Happy 5th to Will

Don’t be fooled by the published date on this post. The end of 2017 is right around the corner and I’m just now sitting down to talk about our favorite little guy’s 5th birthday from September. Life has been a bit of a blur the last few months, but doesn’t that really sum up the…

Saying farewell to summer

July and August were already busy with travels but the kids and I had one final trip on the agenda before summer came to a close – a trip to Minnesota! The trip was planned around Carolyn’s baby shower but it was the perfect excuse to go back and spend some quality time with family…