What I Was Up To – September 2017

Let’s see what was going on in September! These butterfly pics were actually from the very end of August. The cat really likes our laundry. The dahlias looked pretty good this year! We went to big pre-wedding party of one of Doug’s co-worker. It was outdoor with home cooked food. By the time we got there, a lot of it … Continue Reading →

Corn Maze

Because I was super pregnant I wasn’t sure if I’d be up to the corn maze this year, but I hated to miss it. So we decided last minute to join our friends and just bail if I wasn’t up for it. Walking at this point depended on where the baby was sitting. Sometimes it was uncomfortable to walk at … Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Patch

Here is our annual trip to the Pumpkin patch last October! This was a month from our due date! And we had a beautiful day for it! :-) Butterfly!

Big Bustle Birthday Party

Caroline had a Big Bustle party for her birthday in October, held both at the Arboretum in DC and at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I don’t have a bustle gown, and I was also a month from my due date, so I was unprepared to sew one! She kindly let me wearing 18th century since it was kinda bustle-y. … Continue Reading →

Another Baby Shower!

My lovely co-workers also gave me a baby shower! They surprised me with this incredible custom cake that was just perfect. Desiree, one of our photographers, designed it. She even got Willow in there. The theme was, yep, Beatles. Seriously – Halloween and The Beatles! Could there be more “me” baby shower themes? Since I didn’t want a super-baby or … Continue Reading →

Butterfly Garden

We only got to the Butterfly garden once this fall, but we did make it there. We managed to do the small trail loop, which, considering I was like 7 months pregnant, was an accomplishment. I had good and bad days with walking, depending where the baby was sitting on my bladder, but this was a good day, and it … Continue Reading →

Baby Shower!

I have awesome friends, who threw me this awesome baby shower! I was kind of a pain about it because I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant for a very long time, for a multitude of reasons. So my friends couldn’t send out invites until I did. I didn’t want anything super gendered, I didn’t want baby games, I didn’t … Continue Reading →

What I was up to – August 2017

August! The big things we did in August were the lantern festival and the solar eclipse and a beach trip! Total Solar Eclipse The Lantern Festival New Smyrna Beach 2017 Willow enjoying the sunlight in the new baby room: Goose crossing at work: Bambi sighting at the local pond: My friend Joe saw this bird feeder that makes squirrels look … Continue Reading →

What I Was Up To – July 2017

July 1st, we did our annual Laurel fireworks with our friends. They always have a nice display and it’s almost never the same day as the DC ones. Kitty toes. She has red nails because we’ve had to put nail covers on her to keep her from scratching her ears. For the 4th we met Sean and Ed in DC. … Continue Reading →

What I was up to – June 2017

At the beginning of June, we hit the Annapolis Greek Festival and got our gyro on: Baklava sundae: Willow sleeping on my bag. As I write this, she is asleep on my scarf in the same location. This friend of a friend got a nice review for her book in Entertainment Weekly! We had dinner with her and my friend … Continue Reading →

Total Solar Eclipse

I’ve seen two annular solar eclipses before, but I’ve never seen a total one. And I am told that they don’t compare and that total eclipses are spectacular, and there are are people that devote themselves to chasing them all over the planet. They can’t be that great, right? They are. Total eclipses have not been overblown. It was one … Continue Reading →

2016 Year in Review – costume events

Yeah, I got literally nothing done this year. In my defense, I was still suffering from my general costuming malaise and then I actually had a successful pregancy, so between changing sizes and being dead tired, I didn’t really do any sewing. I started a waistcoat for Doug when Gloria and I had a sewing day, but it’s still sitting … Continue Reading →

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