Christmas Cards


A few days ago I did a little photo shoot with Rory wearing this sweet little crown for our Christmas cards from Tiny Prints. Today was busily spent writing and sticking and posting them in order for them to reach the UK in time (given that we’re away for a week next week). I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out and think they’re the perfect way to spread some Egan Family holiday cheer to loved ones.





Party Planning


The planning for Rory’s party continues. This afternoon I had a meeting with the lovely Rebecca at One Girl where we discussed various cake and food options for the party. Like me, she loves attention to detail, so we were able to match my color swatches to the icing on the cup cakes. For the main cake, we’ve decided to go with a carrot cake with dulce de leche caramel filling and cream cheese frosting. For the bite cupcakes we’ve gone with vanilla and buttercream and pumpkin and cream cheese. We’ve also ordered lots of petit four as it is a tea party after all. Exciting.

New Boots


Yay, my new boots from J Crew have arrived today. Although a heel. they are incredibly comfy and the sheepskin lining makes them incredibly cosy. I’d forgotten how heels make you walk differently – in a good way. Feeling very chic.

Birthday Invites


We’re lucky enough to have some very talented friends including the amazing Craig Ward who not only has done lots of things for us in the past (wedding invite, birth announcement, christening invite etc.) but agreed to design Rory’s second birthday party invite. Since it’s been a big year in England (Royal Wedding, Jubilee, Olympics) we decided to go with a British theme and host a tea party. As it’s Rory’s second birthday, O came up with the idea of doctoring a British second class stamp, which worked as Rory has similar hair to the Queen! Craig also did some visuals to put up at the party, including the history of afternoon tea in the shape of Rory’s ‘Royal’ head. I think you’ll agree that Craig did a fantastic job. Today was all about getting them posted to all of the various friends. Exciting.



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Not much to report from today as we spent the morning nursing our heads from enjoying too many bubbles and glasses of wine yesterday. However, to help, we made some yummy scrambled eggs which we served on this delicious rye bread. It claims to be the best in the world – I think it might possibly be right.

Thanksgiving 2012

After a morning preparing artichoke dip and caramel apple crumble we headed up the road to the Appleby household to join eight other adults and two other babies for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. It was possibly the best one yet. The food, as usual, was amazing and the company, as always, superb. It’s days like today that I feel truly blessed and thankful for the wonderful friends and family who make up my life. I love you all and am truly thankful to have you in my life.

A family stroll and Skyfall

O spent another day “working from home” as it’s all very quiet with everyone flying off to see family for Thanksgiving. Since we’re staying local we enjoyed a day close to home. The weather is so beautiful at the moment that we took the opportunity to get out for a lovely long walk along the river before hitting the park with Rorykins. In the evening O and I enjoyed the rare treat of going to the cinema to see the new James Bond film; Skyfall. It didn’t disappoint.