What I Was Up To - November 2018

What I Was Up To – November 2018

So I’m only 3 months behind (!) on my “what I was up to” posts, and significantly more behind on specific posts about travel and other big stuff. So I thought I would tick off November, while we’re in the midst of our Aug/Sept England trip. November 1, and my fav tree is looking pretty sharp. After living in Maryland … Continue Reading →


Work Baby Shower redux

I just found some photos of my work baby shower, which was awesome and Beatles themed, and so thoughtfully done. For some reason, I downloaded the pics taken and then managed to never look at them. I guess I got busy! But the pics turned out so nice, I wanted to post them! I think they were all taken by … Continue Reading →


Animal Kingdom – June 2018

We had one last day of vacation, so we did a day of Disney, and picked Animal Kingdom, partly so we’d have more time to explore Pandora. Also partly because it’s the most shaded park. And thirdly because I manage to snag fast passes for the boat ride, not something we wanted to wait on a line for. I enjoyed … Continue Reading →


New Smyrna Beach – June 2018 – part 7

Getting near the end of our trip. Another day, another new swimsuit, since I was unable to control myself at Target. Another nap on mama too. Time for lunch and a dry swimsuit! Those thighs! Always a lady! Time to play in the sand! After her nap – we found her sitting! This was the first time she sat up … 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 →


Elena’s First Snow

I haven’t done much baby posting for a bunch of reasons, but I had to post a couple of these because they crack me up. We had a late snow day in March, so we bundled Elena up and took her out into her first real snow, and I was super excited for her to experience it. She was not … 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 →


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 →