Merry Christmas my friends

This holiday season flew by.  I can’t believe it’s already over.  This Christmas we decided to celebrate in Los Angeles.  In the past I’ve always gone home to Canada or to Spain to visit our family.  This year we finally ended up having Christmas at our home in LA.  My parents flew in and we celebrated with my Brother and Sister in Law and niece.  Celebrating with children really brings back the magic of the holidays.

 Carlota was so excited opening her presents, listening to christmas carols, and eating all the delicious food.  I’m so lucky to have a husband who loves to cook…and is really good at it.  He made such a feast of Classic Catalan Christmas dishes , after lunch, we watched Home Alone and most of us passed out.  Later in the evening we did the Caga tio (a Catalan tradition of hitting a log and then finding little gifts if you’ve been nice).  Carlota got really excited as we each took our turns and somehow ended up helping each of us.  We ended the night sitting around the kitchen table having coffee and slovak cookies and just enjoying eachothers company.  What more can you ask for?

As I sit here thinking about the momentous day, I can’t help but get excited about some new traditions we will incorporate to our future Christmases.

My heart is so full as I’m able to share these holidays with my loved ones.  This really is the meaning of the holidays and that was on full effect for me this year.  What did you do yesterday?  What is one of your family’s traditions?

With Love,




Dress: Maje old (Very Similar here) //

Heels: Schutz (Similar here and here) //

On Carlota

Dress: Little people rocx  (Love this, this and this) //

Pom:  June & January (get $10 off your first purchase with this link) //

Boots: Zara (Love these and these) //


My First Mother’s Day

Today is mother’s day and right now I am on the sofa snuggling with the little angel and I can’t stop staring at her beautiful face!  I could watch her for hours on end, and I would just be so happy.  Being a mom is such a blessing, and I feel very fortunate to have her in my life.  She is the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I look at when I go to sleep.  This girl has my whole heart!

Today Carlota slept from 1:30 am until 6:15.  She must have secretly known it was Mothers Day because that is the longest she has slept so far.  We went for lunch to Il Fornaio.  This is our favorite weekend lunch spot and it was a beautiful day to walk around Beverly Hills.  The afternoon was spent snuggling on the sofa and taking much needed naps.  I couldn’t have asked for a better day to spend with my loves.

These are Carlotas’ newborn pictures.  It was so nice to have her grandparents in town to be able to have them in the photos as well.  I don’t know if I would have survived the first 2 weeks without the help of family!

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Dress:  Rachel Pally

Newborn hat:  Infanteenie beenie

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there!!!