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Elena at 17 months

Stephanie babysat Elena for us and said to bring a dress or something to wear because she wanted to try to do a photoshoot. And then she sent us these amazing photos. I think they are some of my all-time favs of Elena. Here’s my 3 favs, the rest are in an album here: Also, this was the dress … Continue Reading →

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On to Easter! It dawned on me that the whole Easter bunny/egg hunt thing was something we could now participate in and the thought made me really happy. I gotta say, though, having now experience the Easter bunny as an adult with a kid, that it’s… just a little weird. Elena didn’t seem too keen on the whole thing either. … Continue Reading →

England Day 5: Liverpool, part 1

England Day 5: Liverpool, part 1

After the Harry Potter exhibit, Jasmin dropped us at our hotel, which was walking distance to the Watford Junction train station, and we had to stay goodbye. She was an awesome host, and I very much enjoyed her cosy little apartment and getting to spend time with her – and seeing her and her namesake together. We crashed at the … Continue Reading →

England: Day 4, Bletchley Park

On our fourth day, we started the day with a little Moana. Then we got dressed and hung out with Auntie Jasmin: And then we headed to nearby… Bletchley Park! Bletchley Park is, of course, the secret complex where British WWII codebreaking took place. Alan Turing was one of the main geniuses behind so much of it and then he … Continue Reading →

England: Day 3, Oxford, part 2

One of my fav books is The Royal We, written by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (the FUG girls). It’s basically RPF (real person fic) of Kate and Wills, except it’s Bex (an American!) and Nick, and how they fall in love when she’s an Oxford exchange student. It’s remarkably well researched for such a thinly veiled story. They made … Continue Reading →

England Day 3: Oxford, part 1 1

England Day 3: Oxford, part 1

On our 3rd day in England, we headed to Oxford for the day. We had a car, but you can’t easily drive into Oxford and park there, but there are park and ride lots, so we just parked there and and hopped a bus into town. Easy! Fortunately we had Jasmin there to help us figure it all out. Here’s … Continue Reading →

England Day 2: Blenheim Palace

England Day 2: Blenheim Palace

Our second day in England, we woke up, gave peanut a bottle and got some snuggles in. Jasmin’s pull out couch was actually really comfortable, and we slept well. After breakfast, we headed out to Blenheim Palace. It is, I believe, the only non royal palace in England. The land was gifted to the Duke of Marlborough and both Princess … 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 →

Florida video wrap-up

I strung together a bunch of the little snippets of video we took of Elena in Florida this summer, so if you want to know what it looks like for a phone, when a baby tries to eat it, or want to see Elena playing peek-a-boo, trying to crawl, or eating a nectarine, this is for you!

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 →

Disney, April 2018 - Monday - Animal Kingdom

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 →