New Smyrna Beach – June 2018, part 1

Our Florida family vacation in June was pretty great this year – instead of dealing with loss, we were able to bring Elena there, to one of our favorite beaches, and just enjoy being. Having a baby at the beach was definitely not as relaxing as usual, and I barely read (I usually finish a ton of books there), but … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – April 2018

April flowers bring May… ? I might have bought this at the gift shop at work: Don stole it: I also got this: A CNN article on the telescope used a shot of Cameron’s JWST jewelry and mentioned our art stuff! An Etsy purchase: Kevin & Jenna had a house concert with singer Steve Everett – Raoul the cat was … Continue Reading →


Georgian Picnic

Gloria and I tried to host a Georgian picnic at the start of June – “tried to” because the weather did not cooperate with us. We had planned to have it on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel – and ended up having to move it indoors because of the forecast. This led to a mini-panic since we’d anticipated … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – March 2018

Here we are in last March – it must have been cold and Willow was snuggled up in my hood. Spotted this giant turbine at work. Seen at a fried chicken place: A drive by the Air Force Memorial: This hat still kills me. This was a race that Doug, Janine and Ron did that was St. Patrick’s themed. the … Continue Reading →


Abbey Road on the River 2018

Hey, we’re up to events at the end of May, hooray! This year I went to Abbey Road on the River, my Beatles festival, solo. My bestie Katie had a baby (and two other kids) she couldn’t leave. My husband took mine to Pittsburgh to see family, so I could do my annual pilgrimage to Louisville (well, Jeffersonville this year) … Continue Reading →


Victoria Day Party

Caroline held a Victoria Day party in May at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I was a bit late to it and as always I haven’t had sewing time and my Victorian wardrobe is not as deep as my 18th century one is. But I threw on my plaid 1840s and a tiara. I didn’t have time for fancy hair … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred 2018

We actually made it to Fort Fred this year and it was neither too hot (last year) nor too cold. Nor was I pregnant! So I wore a costume – an older one, that I hadn’t worn in ages – and I don’t think my stays were quite tight enough so I had gapping issues, but, well, I got dressed … Continue Reading →


Disney, April 2018 – Monday – Animal Kingdom

Monday was our last full day at Disney. (We had an early flight out Tuesday morning.) We spent it at Animal Kingdom – largely because that was the day I was able to score Fast Passes for the new Flight of Passage ride. I was curious to see all the Avatar stuff. I had been a little skeptical – I … Continue Reading →


Disney, April 2018 – Sunday – Epcot

Sunday morning was the Star Wars Half. Betsy, who is an amazing artist made a bunch of signs, which I eagerly agreed to use, since I had none. I did not end up catching Betsy, unfortunately. But I did see Doug, and Betsy’s race signs went over super well because they are awesome. I wish I was that talented. My … Continue Reading →


Disney, April 2018 – Saturday – Magic Kingdom

Saturday of our Disney trip was a Magic Kingdom day. We started out with a photoshoot. I got this Snow White sweater dress on sale at baby Gap (thanks Conley!) when I was pregnant and I was so so excited for her to wear it and she looked awesome. Baby pics this way. We bought Elena a teddy bear and … Continue Reading →


Disney, April 2018 – Friday – Epcot

This post is gonna have a ton of baby pictures AND a ton of Disney pictures, including food. So, fair warning. I’m almost glad it’s taken me so long to blog this because omg, my daughter is 10 months old now and is enormous, and no one told me how badly I would miss her being a little squishy. This … Continue Reading →


Star Wars Costumes at AwesomeCon

They had a nice display of Star Wars costumes from The Last Jedi at AwesomeCon. Here you go! I took a ton of Rey, trying to catch seams and such. Also: We took this one for Jen! Luke:


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