Great Expectations

I am cross-posting this entry from my new friend, Greta's, blog. Greta has created a wonderful blog series of guest posts called Great Expectations. You should go read them, the women who have posted are fascinating and so very diverse. I was honored when Greta asked me to contribute, and the following post was published on her blog last week. My Great Expectations... I had it all planned … [Read more...]

Scrapbook Saturday: Pregnant Belly & Meeting Little Brother

Happy National Scrapbook Day! This isn't really a post about that, but I thought I'd wish you all a good one on our national holiday :) I'm slowly making progress on Tobin's first year book. Here are a couple of layouts I've finished that I wanted to share because of some details. The Expanding layout I like for a couple of reasons: (1) The extra spacing between the letters of the title … [Read more...]

Birthday Recap: 37 Is Awesome

I had a seriously great birthday week this year, y'all. There were so many birthday wishes, so many friends to celebrate with, so much love. I get to read Jenny's words and I got to commission art from Robin. I had dinner with my best boys, I celebrated two days in a row with my work family (my birthday and my awesome friend, Katy's, birthday are next to each other). I got surprise birthday wishes … [Read more...]

Living in Limbo

Some of you know that my insanely smart and talented husband is in a field that is very difficult to secure a job in. Like, really hard. He's been actively looking for a few years. While he looks, he's also studying for an exam that will help him find one of those jobs. And this test is harder than anything I've ever done academically. He takes the current section of the exam (there are three … [Read more...]

Conversation With A Fortune Teller

William and I went to a super fun event recently and one of the perks was a brief chat with a fortune teller. Or is it palm reader? I don't know what she called herself. Regardless, I sat in a dimly lit alcove with a mystical stranger and she read my palm. It's possible I was slightly toasted. Because the Appletinis were wicked strong and they were the first drinks I'd had since being pregnant … [Read more...]