by christine victoria alexander

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


We found out what we're having and it's a..... GIRL! We are so excited to have another little princess in this house! I just know she and Olive are going to be the best of friends. Olive hugs and pats my baby bump all the time and just today said "Baby" for the first time while we were sitting on the couch together. Whenever we see a baby out in public or in a magazine or even on Instagram Olive lets out the cutest little squeal (it's actually the same squeal she makes when she sees a cute puppy haha) so I'm pretty sure when she meets her little sister she will be over the moon!


Thursday, December 15, 2016


Isaac and I are so excited to start some Christmas traditions with Olive this year! Last Friday we decided to bundle up, take a day trip to the mountains and find our Christmas tree. I think we chose the coldest day of the year. Seriously. We don't own clothing meant for how cold it was. When we got to the tree farm I think it was 29 degrees. If you live somewhere where that is not cold at all (I'm looking at you, Canadian friends!) just laugh and call me a cold weather wimp!

Isaac is obsessed with the smell of Christmas trees - he was like a kid in a candy store climbing through all the trees looking for the perfect one. When we got home he was like, "Babe, smell my shirt! Smell my shirt! It smells like Christmas trees!!!" Haha I need to get him a Christmas tree candle or something. =)

We decorated our tree the next day with all of our ten ornaments (lol! Christmas newbies!) and had the best family time playing Christmas music, drinking apple cider and snacking on peppermint bark and clementines. I made sure to buy a bunch of "kid-friendly" (read, unbreakable) ornaments so Olive could help too and it puts the biggest smile on my face watching her giggle and squeal when she is able to hang an ornament on a branch all by herself =) I am loving this festive season!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Isaac and I took Olive to the Charlotte Christmas Village at Romare Bearden Park to kick off the holiday season. It was sooooo cold out and we were not dressed warmly enough! The Christmas Village is famous for their "Gluhwein," a mulled, spiced wine (non-alcoholic in this case) served warm in Germany and other European countries around the holidays. It was yummy and hot and we spent pretty much the whole time sipping on it trying to stay warm while we walked from booth to booth.

I bought this pair of faux leather leggings for my pregnancy with Olive but only got a chance to wear them once before it got too hot out. This time around I am going to be wearing them like crazy because they are so comfortable and they go with everything! I've linked the maternity ones I have from Asos (super affordable) and a few other non-maternity pairs that I wish I could wear but I'll save for next winter ;-)

xo Christine

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