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What I was up to – February 2019

What happened in February? I commissioned this beautiful nouveau portrait of Willow. It’s also JWST themed! I actually caught a shiny psyduck. And a shiny taillow! And a shiny zigzagoon I thought this was really pretty. I also saved this back in Feb, and I ended up getting a coupon for their Etsy shop and they lowered the price, so … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to – January 2019

So, now that we’ve covered Christmas at length and caught up on all our fall travels, let’s move into what I was up to… back in January. Yeah, still behind. For New Years we did go to our annual Steve & Mindy hosted party, though we left substantially earlier than usual to get munchkin to bed. She did not stay … Continue Reading →


How much stuff do you really need for a baby?

How much stuff do you really need for a baby?

Updated 4/18/19 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 16 months into one post, as well as things we bought for baby that I found useful. I thought I would put it in one … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – October 2018

Moving on to October, we started out the month by going to Ron’s promotion to Lt Col in the Marine Corps. Something a long time coming, but he does such good work for the Corps, and I’m so glad they recognized him for the awesome Marine he is. The ceremony was at the Marine Corps Museum: I tried to livestream … 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!


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 →


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 →


Francaise Dinner 2018

Ah yes. Francaise Dinner 2018. Also coincident with #babyplague2018. This year, the Franchise dinner was hosted by Jessica, and was back at Gadsbys Tavern in Alexandria. I had talked my friend Get into coming down and staying with us, seeing the baby, and coming to the dinner. We started off the weekend with a nice dinner out – unfortunately late … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – February 2018, part 1

February part 1! I might have also bought this glow in the dark Marauder’s Map pillow from Pottery Barn. We didn’t go to our Superbowl Party either this year because the baby was so young and we didn’t want to expose her to germs and she couldn’t be vaccinated against flu, she was too young. And we’d caught the flu … 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 →


What I Was Up to – October 2017

October brought more work on the baby room. Willow was still convinced that it was her new room. October also brought the promotion of one of my dearest friends. Janine is now a Lt Colonel in the USMC, which is a huge accomplishment. I am so so proud of her, and how she is using her career to better the … 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 →