What I was Up to – February 2018, part 2

February, part 2: Some late February snow in Pittsburgh. We visited for the weekend so Elena could meet her other set of grandparents. It was our first trip with the baby too and it went pretty smoothly except for one poopsplosion: We saw my parents not long after. And while eating with them next to the Starbucks, I somehow ended … 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 – December 2017

Moving on to December! One of our co-workers, Stephanie, left for another job, so we had a goodbye lunch for her. The baby was only a week old at this point, but my sister in law was here helping out, and Doug was still home, so I got to join my friends for lunch! It was great catching up, though … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – March 2017

On to March! Willow really likes the smell of coffee – or creamer… Party hat pikachu was a thing… We had a freakishly early cherry blossom bloom – like early March – and then it got super cold and froze everything. :-/ It was really cold this day we went in. FDR memorial: Portrait Gallery: Pocohantas: Elizabeth I: My 18th … Continue Reading →


What I was up to, February 2017, part 1

Continuing with the backlog of posts… Here’s part of February! Let’s start off with more food! Doug and I went with Mike and Gloria to Co Co Sala for Restaurant week in DC. This place is a bit chocolate focused, which is all to the good. Doug and I started off with a Co Cojito – chocolate infused vodka, mint … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – January 2017

On to January – I’m only 7 months behind, I can still catch up, right? Doug and I headed to National Harbor for dinner. Baby! We met Janine and Ron for dinner – in DC at Zengo. I believe Diana and her husband joined us too. We didn’t manage a group photo, but we did get our twinsie Rey boots: … Continue Reading →


November Day in DC

Yep, we are still back in November, and pretending it’s fall – and also unseasonably warm – not a whole lot different from today, actually. I was wearing a winter coat two days ago, and it’s 76F now. After the artist event, aside from going out for an exhausted celebratory dinner with Doug, and our guest, Susan, I took the … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, October, part 2

Onwards through October. Some pretty color at Allen Pond: We checked out this cute kids garden at Watkins Park. Anniversary dinner at Bonefish Grill. It’s a chain, but we like the food there and go occasionally. My fav tree gets more color: This is actually an Antares rocket launch, as soon from our roof. In person it was bright and … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, October, part 1

Now on to October! Steve got this one of me and a Machop: This beer was very big. At a German restaurant. Breakfast out at First Watch: Miss Willow: Sunset: Ari Hest at the Woodshop. He asked for requests when he took a break and he played my request! I asked for “I’ve Got You.” Yes, I know it’s portrait … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to September, Part 2

Let’s go way back to September. Yep, I’m super behind on everything. One has been been playing Pokemon too long when one sees leaves that look like Pikachu. JWST: Celebratory drink – 5 years free of breast cancer: Target painted their giant cement things like Pokeball! This was super fun! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nice to … Continue Reading →


A Disney evening

This was not our best visit to Disney. We were in Florida for the annual family vacation and thought we’d fly in, head to Disney for the afternoon/evening before heading out to the beach. This was supposed to be a bit of a treat since we’d had a rough start to our year. Doug bought the tickets online, linked what … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, September, part 1

Cruising into September… Yes, it was the summer of Pokemon Go. This still cracks me up over a month later. My friend Meredith told me there was a Pikachu in our stairwell at lunch – and then there was Alex… Stephanie and Mat came to visit at work: The Godzillas. I think one is mugging the other. Another sunset at … Continue Reading →


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