Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 1

This past August, Gloria & Mike of In the Long Run Designs, organized a costumed photoshoot at the Portrait Gallery in DC. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I wasn’t entirely sure what to wear partially because I’m not actively sewing much now and we’d been super busy. I wanted to do something historical because of the venue – and then I started thinking about … Continue Reading →


New Smyrna Beach – June 2018 – part 4

Day 4 started with our usual morning snuggles: That smile! Then some breakfast: We spotted a (land) turtle: Time to go swimming! We went to lunch at Cafe Verde again, because they are delicious. Also here is a random chicken: A blurry bibimbap pic: And blurry fried yucca. Why are my pics so blurry? I love this terrycloth playsuit we … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – August 2018

August! We’ve gotten really good eggs from Hungry Harvest (hungryharvest.net) – this one box had almost every egg with a twin yolk. I got Harry Potter themed macarons and they were awesome. There were four flavors that each reflected a different House color. So cool and tasty! https://www.ma-ka-rohn.com/ I got this Jaws themed set from Origami Owl. A friend sells … Continue Reading →


New Smyrna Beach – June 2018 – part 3

Day 3 at the beach! More morning beach walks and cute baby clothes! Then it was time to get on a bathing suit and another hat (and chew on the wipes): We spent some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa! And then fell asleep on Dad’s shoulder: Nothing is better than a nap under a beach umbrella in the shade … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – July 2018

Here’s July! Post-grocery store: We caught the fireworks in DC in our usual spot. Elena’s first fireworks and she seemed to really enjoy them! Blurry, but I managed to catch a smiley face. Our breakfast place had this amazing seasonable hash. I wish they still had it! For Pokemon Go, they had Articuno day and I was one of only … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – June 2018

Moving on to June – here’s what was up! Snoozing with my girl in the morning after her bottle. How was she ever this tiny? She’s nearly 1 now. Willow is still enjoying Gen’s beautiful cat/JWST quilt: Grilling out at work: Jesse made strawberry rhubarb pie and it was awesome. It was Pi Day. (And my hair is behind it, … Continue Reading →


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

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 →