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Laicie & Mark

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#37weeks today and feeling all the things. But, mostly, feeling grateful that our family is happy and healthy and we have so many sweet friends and family in our lives. 🙏🏻 // Alternate caption: To think, that belly still has 3+ more weeks to grow. 😳
This week we lost our best little friend, my first baby, our old man... it still doesn’t feel real. The house is too quiet, too still. His little nails don’t click click click on the floor. His little whines, asking obstinately for the routine he’d become so fond of in old age, have been replaced by silence... he would have been 13 this month. We were as prepared as we could have been to lose him to old age, but not so suddenly, or so unfairly. Not like this. I know he was just a pet... it doesn’t feel like it’s supposed to be this hard. But he wasn’t. And it is. The tree sits bare. The work is piling up. I can’t stop worrying about all of the things in the world I can’t control. I don’t know why I’m sharing this when I don’t have something more hopeful to say... but it felt wrong to let it hang... so, I just wanted to say, especially to those who’ve been so so sweet and supportive, that I’ll be okay. It’s just taking a little time... more than I knew it would. And I guess that’s only right. He was such a big part of my life, my heart... I’m not sure yet what to do with the hole.
Safe to say it’s been a good year. (Also, we got our tree and it’s not even December! #yayus #ourshitissotogether )
Headed into my 35th week and starting to get really, really uncomfortable... sleep is rough. No carpal tunnel yet (that was fun with Arlo) but sooo much heartburn, back pain, insomnia... tell me this baby will be here soon? And maybe that you have a miracle cure for 🔥🔥🔥?
My guys. ❤️
Thankful. 🍂
I swore I’d take more pregnant pictures this time around. Then life (and morning sickness) happened and suddenly here we are at #34weeks . This pregnancy has been so different. Easier and not. Faster and not. And it’s entirely possible I just don’t remember a lot of the details of the last time around... but I’m so glad to be here. Happy, healthy, and so close to welcoming our baby boy in a short 6 weeks. (But baby just so you know my feelings won’t be even a little bit hurt if you show up in 4... please don’t wait for 8.)
One more day. Are you traveling? Hosting? Cooking all day? We’re not hosting this year or going too far, but we will be spending this evening over the stove — whipping up a chocolate pecan pie, a pumpkin pie, and some cranberry relish to bring along to dinner @theheeley ’s parents’ house. 🥧 🥧 👩‍🍳 👨‍🍳
Our little crew. ❤️
Still drawing inspiration from this gorgeous @makersmeals situation we shot a few weeks back — especially that foraged installation from @sungold_flower_co. Wouldn’t those big magnolia leaves be just perfect on a Thanksgiving table?
We decided to snap a few of our own family pictures last week. More than a few of them look like this. 😜 #almostthree #trouble
To so many more @theheeley. I know it’s cliché, but I really do love you more every day. Even when you give me that look. 😜 #6years
Happy birthday to my guy. The best daddy, the best friend, and the best partner in crime a girl could ask for. Sorry you always have to share your birthday with the kids, @theheeley — when they’re grown, I promise we’ll party hard. #halloweenbaby
All these cozy feels today. 🍂
#fbf to the second trimester when I felt so awake. 😴
Well now I guess we have to go back. #4hoursinEdinburgh
More perfect fall details from this perfect @makersmeals event.
Working mostly out of coffee shops these days, and wishing more of them felt like @reykjavik_roasters. We could’ve hung out in this little spot all day. (And that’s not just the biting wind and hot drinks talking.)
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