Washington International Horse Show Kids Day aka the best day of Elena's life

Washington International Horse Show Kids Day aka the best day of Elena’s life

You guys, I’m super behind on blogging because apparently it’s a lot of work to both work full time and have a toddler at home. Not the catch-up time I imagined. But at least we are not doing anything so I won’t have new blog posts to write after Feb 2020. Sigh. Anyway, I did want to find time to … Continue Reading →


Redondo Beach Day 3/4 and 4/4

Redondo Beach Day 3/4 and 4/4

I started out my next morning with more room service for breakfast. Expensive but delicious and given that I was waking up so early, I went for it. This was Huevos Redondos (fried eggs, soyrizo & avocado quesadilla, black beans, ranchero sauce, feta, cilandro. It was delicious. Some pics from Doug and Elena’s morning at home: Facetiming with my girl! … Continue Reading →


Redondo Beach: Day 2

Redondo Beach: Day 2

Here’s Day 2 of my work trip to Redondo Beach! I, of course, woke up at 4:30am again, snoozed til it was time to chat with Doug and Elena at 6, and this time I though ahead and scheduled myself some breakfast. I didn’t know they would be feeding some some fruit and croissants at the meeting, but the meeting … Continue Reading →


Redondo Beach: Day 1 1

Redondo Beach: Day 1

I did some work travel in October, to a partners meeting for my project. It was in Redondo Beach, CA, where our prime contractor (and the telescope now) are. I was only there for a few days, mostly because the meeting wasn’t that long and I didn’t want to be away from Elena (and leave Doug single-parenting) any longer than … Continue Reading →


Fall Family Pics

Fall Family Pics

I really wanted to do a fall photo shoot with Elena, and since Stephanie takes such beautiful photos of Elena, I wanted to work with her. We managed to find a morning time that work, and even though I stressed about having us all ready and presentable for a camera, it worked out great, and the weather was beautiful. Stephanie … Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Patch (October)

Pumpkin Patch (October)

In October, we did our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch – last year Elena was just a baby – this year she was a toddler with her own mind, which made it a little hard to get posed pics. But what I ended up getting turned out cute! Here are some of my fav pics from our afternoon! She … Continue Reading →


Lobster Pot Pies at City Tavern (October)

Lobster Pot Pies at City Tavern (October)

Back in June, when we met my friend Gerry in Florida, we had talked of trying to meet up in Philly for Lobster Pot Pies at the City Tavern. I forget how it came up, but it seemed a fun thing to do. We picked a date, and it actually worked! He and a friend of his drove from Detroit … Continue Reading →


Diagonalley at Ellicott City (October)

Diagonalley at Ellicott City (October)

The town of Ellicott City (which has been twice hit by devastating floods) threw a Harry Potter themed weekend in October, and when I heard about this, I knew I wanted to check it out. We were all feeling under the weather, but we went anyway, and I’m glad we did. It was very cool to see the decorations and … Continue Reading →


Corn Maze (October)

Corn Maze (October)

Another annual October event is the Corn Maze at a nearby farm! We lucked out with beautiful weather, and had a great time! The corn maze was Angry Birds themed! This year the apple cider donuts were freshly made and were so freaking good. Also there was popcorn. Baby looooves popcorn.


The National Parks (September)

The National Parks (September)

So my work buddy Joe and I were feeling old (even though he’s like 15 years younger than me, so take that as you will) and decided we needed to find a concert to go to. A band he likes, The National Parks, were playing at the Songbyrd near GWU, so we decided to get tickets! We went early enough … Continue Reading →


Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

In September we met up with Mike & Gloria and Rebecca and her family at Mount Vernon for their Colonial Market Fair. It was still too hot for costumes, and Rebecca and I had kids, so we just went for fun! I liked this sign. This glassmaker had beautiful stuff. I especially liked the Harry Potter inspired ones! We listened … Continue Reading →


Maine Day 3: Acadia again (September)

Maine Day 3: Acadia again (September)

The weather on our last day in Maine was beautiful. Thankfully. (This post has a lot of pics since it was actually good weather and we were able to do more!) These photos are from Doug’s morning run: Wild turkey! The previous day, I had run into the Hulls Cove General Store for drinks or something, and they’d been baking … Continue Reading →