• Like I mentioned yesterday, the Nixon family is excellent at taking selfies.

  • At the movies! Apparently this is our first selfie. #whereyalooking?!

  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Realizing that when it comes to babies, absolutely everything is a phase. I thought she would never sleep through the night, then she did. I thought we would never make it ten minutes in the car without a meltdown, then we did. I thought she'd never want to crawl or roll, then she did. So now I'm desperately trying to soak up every day, knowing this phase won't last long. Right now, she's learning to wave and clap. Baths are the bee's knees. Mealtime is playtime. And life with a baby is so, so sweet. ️

  • So, the team has a weird obsession with matryoshka dolls...

  • Emerson's first trip to North Market!

  • Stayed up way too late working but it's nice to wake up in the morning and drink coffee with these three. ️

  • Homemade pizza is my husband's love language.

  • Wow! That's a painfully bright flash but I needed a selfie of my first New Year's Eve as a mom. Alex and I went out to dinner where we drank just enough wine to be sleepy and sappy over being away from our girl. We are already back home and in bed like true veteran parents. 2014 brought so much love and so much growth, but I'm giddy with excitement for 2015. Good night Instagram-- here's hoping I won't be awake feeding a crying baby in a few hours to ring in the New Year.

  • Putting away Christmas decorations. My sisters both made ornaments this year. The Ohio ornament has my sweet little niece's handprint on it, and the polar bear was designed and laser cut by my talented little sister to commemorate Emerson's first Christmas. Thoughtful gifts like these have me wishing it could be Christmas every day. ️

  • Bouncy little baby legs.

  • Over the river and through the woods...

  • Late night christmas crafting. A homemade cutting board for Alex, the newest pizza chef in the family.

  • Christmas bath! Gotta get clean for Santa!

  • Just completely obsessed with this painting. The style, the colors, this little girl's curls... Gahhhhh.

  • Working from home on Christmas Eve Eve.

  • I spy with my little eye...

  • Baking Christmas cookies with the Langs!