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Disney Princess Trip, Day 4, Magic Kingdom

Day 4 of our trip was a Magic Kingdom day. I love those chubby thighs! We walked to the Polynesian to get breakfast: As usual we got way too much food. My big girl held our hands and walked part of the line: Then I bought these: I want these but haven’t gotten them yet. We split a sweet & … Continue Reading →


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Disney Princess Trip, Day 3: Epcot

Day 3 of our Disney Princess trip had us at Epcot, and the newish Festival of the Arts. We had not been to it yet, though a friend of mine went a few weeks before we did, so I was able to get some tips from her. I really enjoyed it (food booths! Art boots!) and would definitely go back. … Continue Reading →


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Disney Princess Trip, part 2, Animal Kingdom

Our first full day at Disney was an Animal Kingdom day! Here is my pumpkin in her Minnie shirt. She wouldn’t wear these ears of course. And somehow they disappeared by the end of our trip. I was a little sad that they got lost (I have no idea how!) or stolen because I bought them for the baby we … Continue Reading →


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Disney Princess Trip, part 1 (traveling)

In late Feb, we planned a long Disney weekend to meet up with friends for the Disney Princess Half. Before we left, Elena did some sweeping up for us. This was only, what, a few months ago? ok, more than that. And she’s so much bigger now! When we got to the airport, this was the first bad sign (literally!): … Continue Reading →


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The New Kit-Cat Club photo shoot

So Mike & Gloria of In the Long Run Designs have been doing this really cool project called the new Kit-Cat Portraits. When they were at the National Portrait Gallery in London, they saw a room of portraits of men (of course) who were members of the Kit-Cat Club, which was an 18th literary/dining club. The portraits have an interesting … Continue Reading →


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ARTECHOUSE

We had a work outing in February to this DC art gallery called ARTECHOUSE. They were running a really interesting light/sound exhibit called Everything in Existence. It used real-time software generated visuals, including one that gauged the mood of every tweet and made a real-time map of it. The main room has a mirror-polished floor that you had to wear … Continue Reading →


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Victorian Tea

After Longwood Gardens, we headed to the DuPont Hotel for our tea. Kat was kind enough to let me use her room to change and also gave me a hairpiece which I used just for fun. This was butter and lemon curd, but it looked like an egg yolk! The huge dining room: Meanwhile, Doug took Elena over to a … Continue Reading →


Longwood Gardens, January

Longwood Gardens, January

Before the Victorian tea in Delaware at the DuPont Hotel, last January, a bunch of us went to Longwood Gardens. There was costumed photography but because I was baby-wrangling and tired, I just went in Muggle clothes and changed later for the tea. Elena was very recently walking and she held mine and Gloria’s hands and walked, and it was … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to – February 2019

What happened in February? I commissioned this beautiful nouveau portrait of Willow. It’s also JWST themed! I actually caught a shiny psyduck. And a shiny taillow! And a shiny zigzagoon I thought this was really pretty. I also saved this back in Feb, and I ended up getting a coupon for their Etsy shop and they lowered the price, so … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to – January 2019

So, now that we’ve covered Christmas at length and caught up on all our fall travels, let’s move into what I was up to… back in January. Yeah, still behind. For New Years we did go to our annual Steve & Mindy hosted party, though we left substantially earlier than usual to get munchkin to bed. She did not stay … Continue Reading →


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January snow

It’s super hot out! Who wants snow? And babies eating snow? Back in January, we got some snow and took Elena out in it. As you may recall from last winter, she hated the snow and made funny faces. This year she loved it and even hugged the snow man we tried to build! Also she was wearing adorable cow … Continue Reading →


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Christmas!

I did a catch-up on the “what have I been up to posts” that got us up to Christmas. But the season was so busy, I thought I’d save Christmas for its own post. And then I tried to blog all the individual events between then and Christmas. So now we are actually up to Christmas. Yes, it’s currently August. … Continue Reading →