Thank You!

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We have been so busy over the past several months that we haven’t had time for new posts. Between keeping up with work, enjoying time with together as a family, and watching the boys grow (Nolan outgrows pants weekly it seems), we just haven’t had much time to sit down and write about anything. Which isn’t to say that we haven’t had anything to write about (we have a little 8 month-old, 26 pound butterball of perfection that we could gush about endlessly, for example), we just have very little free time. In fact, it’s a struggle for Jamie and I to find time for anything but working together after the boys are in bed. But, I decided that I will find time every few days to document at least some of what we have been up to. So while I was thinking about topics today, my mind started drifting and I started thinking about Jamie, and everything that she does…  All Day… Every day… For us. We love her, and we don’t tell her that enough. We’re lucky to have her, and we don’t tell her that enough. We’d be lost without her, and we definitely don’t tell her that enough (or maybe at all). It will probably be months before she reads this, but when she does: We love you! I love you! Thank you for all that you do!

Busy with The Bundle

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Our little bundle is growing up! We are celebrating Haakon’s 8 month birthday today. It’s hard to believe he’s 8 months old and starting to crawl (it’s even harder to believe he’s able to move his  26 pound body without collapsing).

Elf on the Shelf is hard

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We are doing Elf on the Shelf for the boys this year, and Nolan is really into it. Stellan, not so much. He’s only three, but surprisingly intelligent and therefore skeptical of a magical but unmoving, plastic and felt elf who can bake cookies and deliver presents in the middle of the night and then sit in a stocking all day staring blankly at a wall. And Haakon, he’s not into it at all (but he’s five months old, so…).  Nolan is five, and the sweetest little boy in the world (or at least in our house), so he’s just about perfect for Elf on the Shelf. Except that he has questions we sometimes can’t answer. Our elf, Nolan named him James, brought the boys an Elf on the Shelf DVD the other night and Nolan watched it four or five times in a row and then asked us why James wasn’t in the movie. All we could think of was “Uh, James is one of the younger elves. He’s not as important, so they didn’t need him in the movie since he doesn’t do as much as the older elves. If you made a movie about our house, wouldn’t it mostly be about you?” This made sense to Nolan, who said, “Well, I’d have Haakon in the movie because he’s a baby and really cute.” “Right,” we said, “but you wouldn’t have Stellan in the movie very much, right?” “No,” said Nolan. “Well there you go,” we said, “James is like Stellan.”

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New Stuff!

Viking Ship Mobile I

Marshal has been working on some new designs for mobiles. These Viking ship mobiles are our newest offering on our Etsy site!

Viking Ship Mobile II (2)

The ships and base are wooden, and the sails are made of cardstock. Sail colors and designs are infinitely customizable.

Viking Ship Mobile II

Marshal has had a of fun with these adorable little boats!

Viking Ship Mobile III