twice as nice

This past weekend was definitely worth documenting...

My sister-in-law is expecting twins(!!!) this summer, so she and my brother had a small gathering of family & friends to find out the gender of their two babies.  The above photo is of my nephew Graham after the big reveal that he will be getting a brother AND a sister!  Big smiles all around.

I was entrusted with the ultrasound results from her last doctor's appointment in order to handle the details of balloons and confetti that would be used to find out the big news.  It was really fun to be the only person to know for a week what the babies would be... not even my brother or sister-in-law knew!  

I am so glad everything went off without a hitch for the reveal, and I so look forward to meeting my next nephew and my first niece!


for all you lovely people

Hello... Happy Friday eve... anddddd Happy {early} Valentine's Day!

I've once again turned to Etsy and found a few bright, shiny, joyful creations to celebrate L O V E.

Feast your eyes...

You can visit these shops in the links below each image.

Also on the subject of Valentine's Day...
When this time of year rolls around, I always think of these sweet treats:

I have not had one of these in years, but I can still taste them.
At the small K-12 school I attended, every year at Valentine's the newspaper staff would sell these Luv Pops.  You could send them to anybody at school, anonymously or with a note.  {Scandal!}  It was always so fun to get and send them!  

Does anyone else remember these cherry-flavored goodies?!  

H A P P Y   H E A R T   D A Y  !