New Smyrna Beach – June 2018 – part 6

Day 6! Up for another morning walk – another day, another hat! Doug hung out with Elena at the condo while I went to the stores on Flagler Beach for coffee and shopping with my sisters-in-law and nieces. The nieces: Doug kept me updated while I was out! I saw this turtle on a box in one of the gift … Continue Reading →


New Smyrna Beach – June 2018 – part 5

Here’s the sunrise on Day 5 of our trip! Baby toes in ocean sand. I was dying to get a shot of this. And oh man, her feet are so much bigger now! She napped on me again by the pool. This is the life! Back to the ocean! Omg, it’s cold and dark and November now and I want … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 4 – Mike & Gloria

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. Last but certainly not least, are the photos taken by Mike from In the Long Run Designs. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 3 – Dan

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Dan Arango Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 2 – Justin

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Justin Schneider of Rich and Strange Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. I recently had to do repairs on this … Continue Reading →


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 →