After celebrating as a little family here in Pittsburgh, we loaded up the car and made a 2-day trek out to Wisconsin for our second Christmas celebration (our third and final celebration is this coming weekend!).  We did a lot of relaxing and cooki-ing.  <– that’s the verb for eating a lot of cookies, if […]


to the new year!

by kacia on 31 Dec ’14 · 3 comments

Can’t believe this year is coming to an end — so thankful for so much this past year.  Excited for new adventures and new memories to be had and made in this new year!   xo


Living far from my family is definitely difficult.  I would give anything to swing over to my parents’ house when Andy works late or see them at church on a Sunday, but it makes me all the more thankful for the time we get to spend with them.  So many of my memories of my […]


pipsticks. simple and awesome

by kacia on 18 Dec ’14 · 1 comment

If you couldn’t tell by Harlow’s boring and unemotional facial expressions, she was pretttty excited about the rainy morning we took out our Pipsticks envelopes!  We spent the entire morning creating little works of art to hang on the refrigerator and send to family in the mail.     Our Pipsticks mail came chalk full […]

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Maman Poule

by kacia on 16 Dec ’14 · 3 comments

I told emoi emoi that I have a goal of making Maman Poule a well known and loved phrase here in the states.  It translates from French as “Mother Hen,” and I just love it.   So consider this post my first brainwashing post.  Beware of the subliminal messages I’ve hidden throughout — just kidding.   […]