• At Home with the Gils

    Our Christmas House | 2018

    Whoops! I spent a good bit of taking these photos during the short period of time when all our presents were wrapped, and our house was (mostly) clean, but yet I never got around to posting them. I will say that it was because we were doing festive things, and enjoying family and friends, and less computers and such. So, even though this was the first year in many years that I didn’t get it posted before the holidays were over, I still wanted to put them up—even at the end of January—for my own sake, and for the memories.…

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    Dear Baby Gil

    First Year Top Ten Favorite Items

     know we just passed the 15 month mark, but I promised a blog about my favorite baby items, and, goshdarnit, I’m going to give it to you! Even if only for my own sake, so that I remember when/if Baby…

  • Dear Baby Gil

    Gemma’s First Year | A Movie

    It’s Gemma’s 13 month birthday today, and we officially have a first year video. I dedicated a lot of evenings this month scrolling through all the videos, and drinking all the wine, and reminiscing about how quickly our first year…

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    Birthday,  Dear Baby Gil

    Donut Grow Up Gemma | First Birthday

    How can this be happening already? It seems like just yesterday, but also a lifetime ago I was keeping myself busy with my pregnancy reflections blog before we headed to the hospital. (A noon check-in sucks!) Now, here I am,…

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    Gil Eats

    Whole30 Ruined My Coffee

    Today is my first day free from Whole30! You’re not going to find any fancy recipes, or really even any food pretty food pictures here, because we didn’t try to get fancy with our cooking (except that one time with…

  • At Home with the Gils

    Our Christmas House | 2017

    This is probably the first year that I haven’t gotten our Christmas house blog up before Christmas, but with all the extra excitement surrounding Gemma’s first Christmas, I decided to mostly just soak it in instead of spending time on…

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    Dear Baby Gil

    Dear Gemma | The Two Month Mark

    Happy (rainy) Friday! Today starts my weekend! I worked super hard this week, and so I’m currently rewarding myself with blogging from the bed with coffee while my babe sleeps. My grandmother keeps telling me that Gemma is possibly the…

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    Dear Baby Gil

    Dear Gemma | Three Week Birthday

    I guess I will stop blogging Gemma’s weeks when I run out of fabulous new photos to show you! I still have plans to show you our home remodels, and her nursery, of course, and some book reports on some…

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    Dear Baby Gil

    Happy Birthday, Gemma! | Dear, Gemma | Week One

    Having trouble focusing after a long holiday weekend? Well, let me indulge your procrastination just a little bit longer with some massive baby spam! I certainly do not plan on giving weekly updates on our little bit, because let’s get…