Saturday, October 18, 2014

Celia's Book Nook

It's been a minute since our last installment of Celia's Book Nook.  Our latest find is Playful by Merrilee Liddiard.  I first saw this craft book on one of my FAVORITE blogs Design Mom as a giveaway, but I was so excited by the book that we went a head and ordered it.

There are a couple templates for some fun finger painting projects.  Cecilia is really into painting lately so it was the perfect activity for her on this rainy day.

There are loads of GREAT ideas for all sorts of projects for you and your little one to enjoy together.  It's just as much for parents as it is children.  I can't wait to try some others.  If you have this book tag us on instagram @thisway_thataway We'd love to see what you're up to.

One of the projects I'm most excited about


I can hardly believe we're 10 portraits from our goal of 52.  Out of all these portraits I've rarely captured a photo of Cecilia looking at the camera.  Here's one for the books.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


My little Explorer

The other day we went out on a scavenger hunt.  We have been trying to decipher a riddle that has sent us to two different locations.  Even though we've yet to be successful in our search, we have seen some beautiful new places.  Nothing better than a little Family Time in nature.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Down The Rabbit Hole: Hozier "Sedated"

I've featured Hozier before on Down The Rabbit Hole, but he is such an exquisite singer songwriter with his bluesy gospel saturated melodies, he deserved another spot with his latest release "Sedated".  With a gift for story telling, he disguises brilliant lyrics with infectious and haunting consonance.  A heart throbbing drum beat opens the track and leads you through a cinematic performance I had previously only ever experienced when listening to Bjork or Jeff Buckley.  Just about EVERY song by Hozier takes you on a journey, and I love every minute of it. 

The self titled album is available for pre-order on iTunes and will be fully released October 7th, 2014.  If you enjoyed this song I would recommend you check out his other tracks:
"Take Me To Church" (recently covered by Ed Sheeran)

Friday, October 3, 2014


October has arrived and the seasons change quickly here.  It seems as though the leaves just turned and now are beginning to fall.  We have already experienced the first frost, which I am told means only a matter of weeks before Winter is here.  I will savor this moment watching you ride your bike during our first Fall in Alaska.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Enjoying the Arboretum.  It's one of our favorite spots in Juneau

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Best Day Ever!

It's hard to believe that it has been four years since this little one came into my life and changed it for the better.  It's a strange sensation watching your heart dwell outside your body.  I feel so blessed to know that feeling.

First let me start by saying, I never thought I'd be throwing a princess party.  But here I am…. putting on a Rapunzel party.  It was the first time she'd been able to ask for a themed birthday so I wanted to do my best and make it as special for her as possible.  

Flynn looks a lot like Prince Eric in B&W

Rapunzel's magical glowing hair adorned the hallway.  At the end of the hall were princess dresses waiting for Cecilia's guest to arrive.  Once they had selected a dress they got to pick out a floral crown.

Painting is a shared pastime by Cecilia & Rapunzel

Cecilia & Alba 
Then There Was Dancing!

Cecilia and Charlotte

Cecilia & Raina enjoying the glowing balloons

Every Rapunzel needs a Pascal 

One of the biggest concerns I had when I found out we were moving to Alaska was that we wouldn't have enough time for Cecilia to establish genuine friendships before her 4th birthday.  I'm so happy to see that she has made some great friends to celebrate her day with.  Thank you to all her friends for making it the BEST DAY EVER!!!