New Smyrna Beach – June 2018 – part 2

Onwards to Day 2 at the Beach! Doug and I had company for our morning walk, this year, which was nice. Real bird: Pokemon bird: Then it was time to get changed for the pool! Oh my gosh, she is so tiny here. We bought her this huge pool float to keep her shaded, which I think she liked. Then … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – May 2018

Onwards to May. We had a safety inspection at work. Redbuds! Someone made this with those little word magnets: Shiny! Stirfry noodles made with veggies from our hungry harvest box! Hungry Harvest is cool – it’s a subscription box of fruits and veggies that are “rescued” from being thrown out. They grew too much, too big, too small, etc. But … Continue Reading →


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 →


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