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It’s so crazy to think how fast this year has flown by.  We went from having grandparents staying with us all the time, to adjusting to life with Austin going to daycare and getting our groove as a family of 3.  This year has been one of the hardest, yet most rewarding years of my life, ever!  It’s so wonderful to see our little man laugh and smile when he sees “yellow choo choos” and get all excited eating broccoli!  Adjusting to his random waking up at night and bouts of terrible two tantrums have really been trying for us, but we’re learning each time and day how to manage it all and survive.  Austin is learning new words, new phrases, experiencing new things every day and it’s just amazing to see life through his little eyes.  The moments where he calls for his Mama to help him put his shoes and socks on, to sleep with him at night because he can’t fall asleep, the way he clings to my legs as I drop him off at daycare and runs to me when I pick him up, are the moments I want to hang on to forever.  And his Daddy, I don’t have enough words to express how amazing he is.  He’s patient, kind, calm and the best father for Austin anyone could ask for.  Not to mention, he definitely does a great chunk of cooking, cleaning, finances, all of the outside house work!











This year has been amazing and I can’t wait to see what is in store for 2014.  And as for this little blog, THANK YOU so much for reading and following along and being so supportive, all of you!  I love sharing the little pieces of our lives with you.  I hope you are finding fashion inspiration from my outfit posts and good food from my occasional recipes.  And a special shout out to all the sponsors and shops that have supported me throughout the years and am excited for new (and continued) collaborations next year!  Hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays!!!!   Don’t worry, I still have some posts this year, but just thought it was an appropriate time to say thanks! :)

Thanks to Lee Jeans for providing all the pants in this post! :)  Without them… well you probably wouldn’t want to see that…

And thanks to Cassandra Castaneda Photography for capturing these family photos for us!  If you live in the Kansas City area, she’s your girl for wedding/family photos!

My outfit
Top: Old Navy | Cardigan: J.Crew | Pants: Lee Jeans | Boots: Sole Society | Necklace: Riffraff | Hat: Ruche {similar}

Marv’s outfit
Button Down: GAP | Pants c/o Lee Jeans | Shoes: Cole Haan

Austin’s outfit
Button Down: GAP | Khaki Coat: Thrifted | Pants c/o Lee Jeans | Shoes: Toms | Bowtie: Thrifted

22 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Kelly
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    These pictures are darling and you can just see the love!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  2. halye
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    I have the same hat, I love getting another perspective on how to wear it during the winter months. Thank you! And what an adorable family you have <3

    Colour Me Classic

  3. jillian
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    aww you guys are so cute!! have a happy christmas. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  4. Lauren
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    These photos are beyond precious!! Merry Christmas, Sandy!!

  5. Cassandra Castaneda
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Love this adorable family! It was such a pleasure taking these photos.

  6. ilene @muchloveilly
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    these pictures make me smile from ear to ear – love!

  7. Dancing Branflake
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    aww! And thank you for being such an awesome friend and bloggy buddy. Beautiful photos.

  8. Kimberley
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    I am obsessing over your hat! Happy Friday!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  9. Plum Pretty Sugar
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Beautiful family photos! Happy and sweet holidays!



  10. Always Maylee
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    These pictures are adorable, love the 2nd one!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    I love the pops of red everywhere in these photos. Happy holidays!

  12. Ms. Megan
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    All these photos are pure perfection!!xo

  13. Jessica
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Aww…super cute pictures! Love the hat! I bought it but had to return it because my head is too small! haha…
    Jeans and a Teacup

  14. Jacklyn
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    such a lovely post!!


  15. Krysten
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Oh my goodness these pictures are so cute! Merry Christmas Sandy!

  16. Shannon
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    What beautiful pictures and such a lovely family. Happy Holidays! XOXO.

  17. Kathleen
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Happy holidays! These photos are so beautiful :) Love your sparkly tank too!

  18. susan
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Happy Holidays Sandy! Gorgeous photos and I just can’t get over how warm it is where you are!

  19. Katie
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    what beautiful pictures! your family is adorable!

  20. Beautystylegrowth
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    Lovely pics Sandy. Love your outfit and your son is rocking those Toms.
    k at http://www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

  21. Karly Kim
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    love your (our) family so much!

  22. oomph.
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    beautiful family pictures, sandy…and such a handsome little guy!! have a great new years!

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