Keeping Up with the Ernetas

8 Jan

Hi! Did you forget that I exist? I know, it’s been forever since I’ve posted so I’d thought I’d give you a little catch-up post to let you know what’s been happening in my life since Halloween.

I chopped my hair off. (I know I’m no Daria but I’m still digging it.)

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The girls and I took the train up to CT to my parents’ new house with a little stopover at Grand Central. (Isn’t NYC architecture just amazing?)

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Pablo met us up there and we had a great weekend with perfect weather.

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Our friends–with their 17 month-old twins–came to our house for a sleepover. Doesn’t it seem that’s the only way for adults with kids to socialize without spending a fortune on babysitters?

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I got a new runner for the hallway from One Kings Lane. (Frames with family pics and new lighting are on my to-do list.)

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I fixed some cracked and peeling paint in the bathroom. (Now if everyone could just make sure the shower curtain is totally closed from now on, then we won’t have this problem again.)

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We took the girls to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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They loved it!

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We went back to CT for Thanksgiving and fell in love with my parents’ new house a little more.

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On the beach with their cousin, Jonathan. (I think I need to retake this picture every year.)

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Thanksgiving day beach cartwheels.

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Arts and crafts in Mimi’s kitchen.

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I took some pictures of my parents on their porch for their Christmas cards. Aren’t they cute?

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I was totally inspired by this washi tape Eiffel Tower at the Uniqlo spring presentation. (Maybe you’ll see it reproduced in Soph’s room soon.)

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I went to Sophia’s class to do a presentation on Matisse. For the project–inspired by Matisse’s cut outs the kids had to work together to create a themed picture without drawing their shapes on paper before cutting. They had to “draw with scissors”. 

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Here’s one of their awesome masterpieces.

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We saw Santa and the Mrs.

(Local friends: He goes to the Trailside Center in Mountainside one day each December. It’s free, you can take as many pictures as you want, and get this…NO LINE! You’ll never wait at the mall again. You’re welcome.)

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We found Eugene, our elf…

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…again and again. (Look hard. He’s there, too.)

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I wrapped some gifts. (Paper from Minted.)

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We put up the tree (and watched countless Christmas movies).

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I went to Miami for work and stayed at the James Hotel. (Check out this little nook in my charming room.)

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We shot a fashion story for my day job at Wynwood in Miami. (You can see the completed story in the March issue of Ladies’ Home Journal.)

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We hung up Christmas cards with washi tape. Thanks to everyone who sent one!

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The girls made a gingerbread house with Mimi. (Back in Connecticut!) I love Lily’s “cloth napkin kerchief”. We need to get these kids some hairnets!

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We had a visit from Ariel and Eric. (I take no credit for this craziness. My mom “knows them”.)

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The girls made wishes with Ariel’s wish dust (aka glitter).

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They sang some Christmas carols with Ariel and Eric, too. The girls LOVED it – especially because they got to share it with their new CT friend, Emma. (Her dad is one of the guys who built my parents’ house!)

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Santa came!

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And he delivered. (That’s my Christmas present you’re hearing in the background: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!)

We met a friendly beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium.

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It was freezing but we had such a hard time leaving Juno. Check out how playful he was:

I saw Prince (!!!!!!!) at Mohegan Sun…

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…with my dad!

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We celebrated New Year’s Eve with friends on Long Island. (Five families with 11 kids total, all sleeping under one roof! Thanks for hosting Jeff & Di!)

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And then it snowed. A lot.

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And that brings us up to date! More home posts coming soon…okay?


Sue at Home

3 Responses to “Keeping Up with the Ernetas”

  1. Jenn Owen January 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Yes, a yearly retake of the kids on the rock, most definitely!

  2. amandasaldarelliphotography January 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Love this!!

  3. Candy Owen January 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Love it

    Sent from my iPad

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