What I Was Up to – January 2018

January – look, we made it to 2018! There was so much food this month! Conley came down for a visit in January and she was kind enough to babysit for us, so we could go to my company holiday party. This is the party that has the scavenger hunt that gets increasingly serious every year, with people bringing bags … 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 – 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 →


What I Was Up To – July 2017

July 1st, we did our annual Laurel fireworks with our friends. They always have a nice display and it’s almost never the same day as the DC ones. Kitty toes. She has red nails because we’ve had to put nail covers on her to keep her from scratching her ears. For the 4th we met Sean and Ed in DC. … Continue Reading →


JWST Friends and Family Day

In April, we had a Friends & Family day for JWST – as well as an Employee Day, where we got to show the telescope off to people at Goddard, and then friends & relatives of people working on the project. Both were really special. My parents were able to come for Friends & Family day, and our friend Conley … Continue Reading →


JWST Art Exhibit

So, I posted (a while ago now) about an artist event I organized for work – we were kindly offered Visitor Center space – and so the artists all doubled down and created amazing works of art, and we put on an exhibit. I was so impressed and happy that of the artists at our event, only 3 didn’t participate … Continue Reading →


What I was up to, April 2017

On to April! More visitors! My friend Liz from high school – who I haven’t seen since high school! And her daugher! A cat and her shark: Rockets and cherry blossoms! More visitors! Katherine was in town for a party, so she and Taylor came by!


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 – 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 →


Artist Event

The following is an event I organized that turned into a massive project, that has turned into one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I posted about our having a media day for JWST back in November. We also wanted to have a social media component to it, but we’re always trying to come up with ways to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, November, part 2

On to the second half of November. We really had some nice color. Out for our nightly fog walk! Inspirational ladies speaking at work. Captain Judith Bruner (left) and Captain Kathryn Hire. Judith Bruner, was a navy pilot in the 70s!She flew P-3s. Then she came to NASA and wrote Hubble software and spent her career here doing various things. … Continue Reading →


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