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happy birthday, mom

Today is my mom’s birthday. For ten years of my life my mom turned 40… Read more…


how entertaining

It was sunny and oh so fabulous in Seattle this past weekend. There are only 50 odd sunny days in Seattle a year, so I am mentally ticking off the days of sunshine we have left. I always have to add things up, subtract them away… In the sense that I worry about how much time I have for everything. NOT in the sense that I can comprehend an inkling of math. Math to me is like this… Read more…


5 videos guaranteed to make you smile

This might be one of my silliest posts yet- but don’t you need that sometimes? I know I do. Here are some of my no fail happy videos… Read more…


there goes my hair

Normally there is nothing quite as satisfying as the validation of an expert telling you that you are right about something that everyone around you doubted. And when I say doubted, the words paranoid and crazy were thrown around quite liberally… Read more…



I wrote this last night:

Sigh. We had a great Sunday. Leaving me exhausted and oddly nauseated? Tomorrow I am going to the dermatologist, but more importantly going to meet some Seattle people! David already gave me a pep talk about not being too enthusiastic and giving new potential friends crazy eyes. I am going to try and stay away from proclamations such as “I know we literally just met, but I think we could be best friends let’s plan that trip to Paris and I’ll be at your house for a sleepover at 8″. So. Yeah. Maybe I will just wear my glasses to disguise the crazy eyes.

I will be back later in the day to report and share more photos from today!


oh glorious date night

A few weeks ago I compiled a feverishly researched list of things I want to do and places I want to eat in Seattle. Being so new to the city, I knew the majority of these dinners were going to be date nights with just the two of us. I couldn’t even remember the last time David and I had been on a date night. Since we don’t have kids and have seemingly spent forever together I just kinda didn’t care. Yes, I want to go out, try new places, enjoy the city, but I just wasn’t particularly enchanted with the idea of date night. I guess the whole date night phrase has a way of putting me off. We would go out to dinner together, but in a pragmatic way. I am not sure what I was thinking… Read more…


somone forgot to post her easter photos

Ok. I didn’t exactly forget, but kinda. I had written this diatribe about holidays and struggles, happiness and changes… but I keep writing and rewritng it and I can’t quite get it out yet. I need to mull those thoughts over a bit longer. As usually happens during the bustle of the holidays, I forget to take pictures of everything, but here are the ones I took: Read more…

giant yogurt

the world’s largest frozen yogurt

As I mentioned on Friday, I am working on being a little healthier. Working out, eating right, lot’s of fresh air. The thing is, when I am deprived of sweets I get nasty. I have a killer sweet tooth. If I even think about the loss of all sugar I get rather hulk-like. David calls me “chulk”, a combination of Chelsea and the Hulk. Delightful… Read more…


weekend with ikea and dutch babies

I guess I should stop making statements about the highs and lows of my days/weeks/weekends like it’s a surprise/something new/unusual. It seems to happen all the time. Our Ikea trip, for example, started with happy loving reminiscing. Um, does that sound weird? Since David and I met as college students in Switzerland, Ikea shopping was a frequent activity. We shopped around, stopped for a meatball lunch (…David…) and then. Well, then David realized he threw away our list with his lunch… Read more…


donuts and you’ve got mail

This weekend we… Read more…


first impressions

First impressions of my new home:


and so it begins

Today my sister, Katrina, and I embark on the road trip from Dallas to Seattle… Read more…

ruby cake time

the weekend and ruby’s birthday

Well, this past weekend was delightful. David flew home Thursday night, and by Friday night Katrina and Michelle had arrived as well… Read more…



This year as I watched the Academy Awards I couldn’t help thinking about another Oscar ceremony two year ago. I sat in a hotel lobby near Philadelphia. Huddled around a little table with my parents and David. We watched the show. I took a few calls during the ceremony. The only thing I really remember is my dad rooting for The King’s Speech. It was the last night of my old life… Read more…


counting down and rainboots

I am in an odd place in my life these days. I have been living nomadic-ally since last May when I moved into the garage apartment of my most beloved friends/work family. We officially put our life into storage in November when we left Houston and I have been living at my mom’s house since then. I am pretty sure we have wedding gifts that we haven’t touched yet. Today we officially got an apartment (through David’s work) and our move to Seattle is starting to feel real, but hasn’t sunk in… Read more…

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