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New Smyrna Beach – June 2019 – Day 1

In June we had our annual family beach vacation in New Smyrna Beach. These beach posts are going to be heavy on baby pics. #warning #sorrynotsorry Our flight down was easy (and not horribly delayed, thankfully). Elena had a bottle and watched Coco (on silent) on the iPad. We stayed at this really cool B&B in Titusville called Casa Coquina … Continue Reading →


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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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maggie42/albums/72157708099981515 Also, this was the dress … 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 →


Longwood Gardens, January

Longwood Gardens, January

Before the Victorian tea in Delaware at the DuPont Hotel, last January, a bunch of us went to Longwood Gardens. There was costumed photography but because I was baby-wrangling and tired, I just went in Muggle clothes and changed later for the tea. Elena was very recently walking and she held mine and Gloria’s hands and walked, and it was … Continue Reading →


Elena's First Birthday

Elena’s First Birthday

Next in line is Elena’s 1st birthday party, which was in mid-November 2018! Janine helped me host it at the rental space at her apartment complex, which is lovely for parties. We had our baby shower here! I ordered this cake from Whole Foods, which was amazing. (Thank you for picking it up, Ron!) Highly recommend. They don’t do decorated … Continue Reading →


One year - fall baby pictures!

One year – fall baby pictures!

Baby post! That is from 8 months ago. When we found a baby photographer (Megan Depp), we bought a package wherein we got a newborn shoot, a 6 month shoot, and a year shoot. We did the one year shoot in early November, which is when the leaves peak here in Maryland. They were glorious! We went to the Arboretum … Continue Reading →


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Pumpkin Patch

This post is going to be all baby. :-) This fall we headed to our local pumpkin patch with baby in tow. We’ve been there so many years by ourselves, which is always wonderful, but the fact that we got to finally bring our baby there was like a dream come true. She was gold, and I teared up more … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - December 2018

What I Was Up To – December 2018

I just read a sad article about a woman whose child has leukemia and about funerals for friends of a friend, and I needed to cheer myself up, so here is December. I rarely have luck catching wild shinies in Pokemon, so I was pretty psyched for this “couch catch” from home: Ok, this one is pretty shiny. The Amish … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - November 2018

What I Was Up To – November 2018

So I’m only 3 months behind (!) on my “what I was up to” posts, and significantly more behind on specific posts about travel and other big stuff. So I thought I would tick off November, while we’re in the midst of our Aug/Sept England trip. November 1, and my fav tree is looking pretty sharp. After living in Maryland … 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 →


What I Was Up To – March 2018

Here we are in last March – it must have been cold and Willow was snuggled up in my hood. Spotted this giant turbine at work. Seen at a fried chicken place: A drive by the Air Force Memorial: This hat still kills me. This was a race that Doug, Janine and Ron did that was St. Patrick’s themed. the … 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 →