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The Turkey Trot to Christmas


The last few weeks, well, they’ve been a whirlwind of candy cane, train rides, happy faces, unruly inboxes, Christmas shopping & sick. Tis the holiday season!

In the midst of the madness, one of my nearest and dearest friends, Kyla, came to London and we got to celebrate a little Christmas in London with her. We had several friends over for lunch one Sunday after church, the kids played miraculously well doing trains and colouring, we set up a good Ratpack Christmas playlist on Spotify and the result of the whole experience was Christmas card perfection. It was such a nice start to the holiday season.

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Also, my friend Rosie texted me an hour before lunch and asked if she should bring anything for pudding. She soon strolled in with a homemade flourless chocolate cake warm from the oven. I mean, come on, people. How are there actually people who can do things like this? She’s in her third trimester, too! I was mega-impressed and so happy to have stollen her healthy-ish recipe so that I can, too, look like a hero at some point in the future when I waltz into a gathering with one of the same cakes!

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Now I feel like I need to make a little disclaimer:

I am not one of those people who can magically produce a lovely roast dinner from their oven without breaking a sweat. So the truth is: Donald Russell sent me a Christmas box on dry ice from Scotland (how fancy does that sound, I know?) stuffed with all their best for Christmas. The entire spread was sent on dry ice and arrived at our door ready to pop in the oven. How amazing is that? I felt like a queen… especially, because Donald Russell actually has a Royal Warrant and is a butcher for the Royal Family. (Again, how fancy, right?) Consider me a convert for the future of Knight family Thanksgivings + Christmas dinners.

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Thanks Donald Russell for sending over such a delicious Christmas spread to us.

And thanks to Kyla for flying across the ocean to see us.

And thanks for Rosie for the chocolate cake that I’m still thinking about far too often.

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Looking for more about the holidays in London? Places to go? Things to do? Food to eat? Check out my holiday section for more.



*images original to Aspiring Kennedy

Posted on December 20, 2018 and filed under Christmas, eat, friends, holiday, holidays, home, home style.

Edie | One Month + An Official Welcome

One month old! Time flies when you’re… wiping buns. It’s been a great month. Edie is such a dream, and I just can’t stop kissing her… and, at times, also forgetting she is now part of our family. (Phrases like “Oh wait! Don’t forget the baby!” as we start to walk out the door to go somewhere seem far too common.)

I’ve shared this on my Facebook page, but in case you missed it- here’s a little video of Edie's arrival. I always feel like a huge dork getting out my camera to record moments that seem mundane… but I’m so glad I took the time to save a few of these. When they are knit together in this video, it makes a really special memory. I already love watching it and know that it will become something that makes me so teary in the yard to come.

Life is sweet with three. Granted- it’s crazy and unglamorous and what have you, but I can’t tell you how comfortable and cozy it feels to have a family of five.

Trying hard to our feet under us in a routine... but also, trying to enjoy the days of just being together and rolling with the days as they come.)  The kids have been so sweet with her, but the lack of a normal schedule, endless visitors and us being distracted is finally starting to show. Any advice on how to manage with the early days of adding a new baby to your family routines?



*images and video original to Aspiring Kennedy

Posted on August 9, 2017 and filed under babies, babies kennedy, home, kids, life, pregnancy.

In Your Dreams, Baby Mama.

My good friend Beth Dotolo is kind of famous.

 

At least, you won't be able to convince me otherwise.

 

You've probably heard of her super cool totally unique design company,

PULP Design Studios

.{If not, now you have!}

 

She designed our little nursery which you may have seen

on the Apartment Therapy tour

of our tiny flat from earlier this year.

{If not, now you have!}

 

You've probably already seen that they are currently doing

a giveaway for a gorgeous nursery

worth $6000 together with Tottini.

{If not, now you have!}

The giveaway

 is open to US residents and you can sign up

for your chance to win!

 

So what do you think?

Have you put your name in the hat to win?

{If not, now you should!!}

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*photography by

Kevin Dotolo