Grit – DC Cosplay Photoshoot

Long time no update – which is really more work related than baby related, though the combo has me pretty busy. And I’m once again massively behind on blogging stuff. So let’s just just back to March, shall we? I attended a DC Cosplay photoshoot at the Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore with friends – mainly because I had heard of … Continue Reading →


What I was Up to – February 2018, part 2

February, part 2: Some late February snow in Pittsburgh. We visited for the weekend so Elena could meet her other set of grandparents. It was our first trip with the baby too and it went pretty smoothly except for one poopsplosion: We saw my parents not long after. And while eating with them next to the Starbucks, I somehow ended … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – February 2018, part 1

February part 1! I might have also bought this glow in the dark Marauder’s Map pillow from Pottery Barn. We didn’t go to our Superbowl Party either this year because the baby was so young and we didn’t want to expose her to germs and she couldn’t be vaccinated against flu, she was too young. And we’d caught the flu … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – January 2018

January – look, we made it to 2018! There was so much food this month! Conley came down for a visit in January and she was kind enough to babysit for us, so we could go to my company holiday party. This is the party that has the scavenger hunt that gets increasingly serious every year, with people bringing bags … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – December 2017

Moving on to December! One of our co-workers, Stephanie, left for another job, so we had a goodbye lunch for her. The baby was only a week old at this point, but my sister in law was here helping out, and Doug was still home, so I got to join my friends for lunch! It was great catching up, though … Continue Reading →


First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit is one of my most favorite bands, and they were playing in DC at the Lincoln Theater in December. I bought the tix while pregnant and figured I’d figure out babysitters or something, and as it worked out, rather than babysitting, Janine came with me. Doug didn’t mind sitting out the concert (he’s not super into them), … Continue Reading →


Rey and Luke’s costumes – Air & Space

I heard one of Rey’s costumes was on display at Air & Space over the holidays, so we took a trip over there while we were checking out the Christmas Market. Here are all my pics! First let’s get the selfies out of the way. They also had one of Luke’s costumes. Here are as many detail pics as I … Continue Reading →


Christmas Market

I had friends in Europe visiting Christmas markets over the holidays and I was jonesing for something like that, so I did some googling. And apparently there is a Christmas market by the Portrait Gallery in DC every year??? Somehow I did not know this. So Doug and I took the 3 week old baby in and met Gloria for … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – November 2017

And here we are in November. At the beginning of the month, just 20 days away from my due date, we all went to Friday lunch at Hard Times Cafe. Then we got on the Beltway to head back to work. Only to get stuck on the on-ramp in traffic. For two hours. I did not give birth in my … Continue Reading →


How much stuff do you really need for a baby?

Note: I am continuing to update this as the baby grows and needs new/different stuff. I don’t intend this to be the baby blog, but since I put together a list for a friend, I thought I would put some tips accumulated from the last 4 or 5 months into one post, as well as things we bought for baby … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – October 2017

October brought more work on the baby room. Willow was still convinced that it was her new room. October also brought the promotion of one of my dearest friends. Janine is now a Lt Colonel in the USMC, which is a huge accomplishment. I am so so proud of her, and how she is using her career to better the … Continue Reading →


Regency Pumpkin Tea and Candlelight Soiree – November 2017

In early November, as we did not have the baby early, we were able to attend Stephanie’s pumpkin tea, and also the candlelight soiree, both of which were lovely! Fortunately, regency is super easy to fit into when nine months pregnant! This was true for more than just me, because for the Pumpkin tea, we had a record 4 of … Continue Reading →


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