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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 →

Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Back to CostumeCon! I already posted about Gloria and I and our Friday sightseeing in Salem. After our day, we headed back to the hotel to get dressed up to go to the social. I brought my Anovos Trek dress because it was easy to pack and wear. Meanwhile back at home, Doug and the munchkin were grocery shopping: With … Continue Reading →

Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

In March, Gloria and I adventured to right outside Salem, MA for CostumeCon! She was an awesome roommate and we had a great time seeing friends and doing some sightseeing! At the airport: Meanwhile at home… I missed Elena terribly! And Doug of course. He took Elena on a trip to Pittsburgh to see his family, which was a huge … Continue Reading →

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What I was up to, March 2019

I feel like I’m catching up, but really I’m still pretty far behind! What was I up to in March? Early in March, I gave a big tour to a Belgian student. Her astronomy club had submitted some JWST art to our gallery and we had chatted some, and it turned out that she and her mom were going to … Continue Reading →

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Francaise Dinner 2019

Also this past spring, was the 2019 Francaise dinner. Doug and I were supposed to go and Janine and Ron were going to babysit for us… and then Elena got sick and I didn’t want to expose them to germs (especially given how Baby Plague 2018 turned out). So instead Janine went as my guest and Doug stayed home with … Continue Reading →

JWSTArt exhibit II

JWSTArt exhibit II

In March, I asked for and was given some space to exhibit more artwork inspired by JWST! Since our big 2017 exhibit, I’ve accumulated a lot of artwork. I’ve bought pieces, pieces have been sent to me as gift or loan. I still had at least one piece from the original exhibit still sitting in my office, and I also … Continue Reading →

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Disney Princess Trip, Day 4, Magic Kingdom

Day 4 of our trip was a Magic Kingdom day. I love those chubby thighs! We walked to the Polynesian to get breakfast: As usual we got way too much food. My big girl held our hands and walked part of the line: Then I bought these: I want these but haven’t gotten them yet. We split a sweet & … Continue Reading →

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Disney Princess Trip, Day 3: Epcot

Day 3 of our Disney Princess trip had us at Epcot, and the newish Festival of the Arts. We had not been to it yet, though a friend of mine went a few weeks before we did, so I was able to get some tips from her. I really enjoyed it (food booths! Art boots!) and would definitely go back. … Continue Reading →

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Disney Princess Trip, part 2, Animal Kingdom

Our first full day at Disney was an Animal Kingdom day! Here is my pumpkin in her Minnie shirt. She wouldn’t wear these ears of course. And somehow they disappeared by the end of our trip. I was a little sad that they got lost (I have no idea how!) or stolen because I bought them for the baby we … Continue Reading →

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Disney Princess Trip, part 1 (traveling)

In late Feb, we planned a long Disney weekend to meet up with friends for the Disney Princess Half. Before we left, Elena did some sweeping up for us. This was only, what, a few months ago? ok, more than that. And she’s so much bigger now! When we got to the airport, this was the first bad sign (literally!): … Continue Reading →

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The New Kit-Cat Club photo shoot

So Mike & Gloria of In the Long Run Designs have been doing this really cool project called the new Kit-Cat Portraits. When they were at the National Portrait Gallery in London, they saw a room of portraits of men (of course) who were members of the Kit-Cat Club, which was an 18th literary/dining club. The portraits have an interesting … Continue Reading →