have you seen this yet?

i love when dancers mark the choreography with their hands.
but these irish dancers take it to a new level… amazing.
makes me want to break out my tap dancing shoes
and do a little time step.

nyc ladies brunch.

hands down, the highlight of my weekend in new york city last week was getting to meet up for brunch at sarabeth’s with all my best nyc girlfriends who i miss terribly every single day. i feel so fortunate to have such wonderful women in my life.
and, side-note, i have never had my tummy touched so much in the span of a couple of hours, either. (but it’s ok, because these people aren’t strangers at the grocery store.) i hope this baby knows just how much it is already loved by our dear friends. it really does mean the world to me to have such great support from good girlfriends.

my lovelies:
sumaya, carolyn, sarah, marci, amanda, natalie, meg & victoria.

also, everyone surprised me with a bunch of beautiful baby gifts!
i felt so silly, but also really loved.
this baby is going to have the best aunties soon!

^^^now baby can match mom and dad this winter!

i love you, girls!!!

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the 25 week baby bump picture.
we’re back from our little weekend trip up to new york city.
that place really feels like home… still.
and we’ve already been living in d.c. for a year and a half now. how crazy it always feels to drive away from nyc… through the holland tunnel and back towards the district. it always makes me a little sad. i want to say “stop the car, josh! turn around! let’s stay a little longer…” but i love d.c., i do. and the funny thing is, i don’t think i’d choose to live in new york city again if we had the choice. while some of the best years (and worst moments, to be honest) of my life took place while i lived there (those four years at juilliard, literally growing up there and figuring out who i wanted to be and what i wanted from life there, the best friends i made for life there, dating there, meeting my husband there, falling in love and getting married there, and then experiencing those first few years of newly wed life there), i kind of feel like the new york city chapter is done. and if we have the opportunity to move again, i’d prefer to go some place new…different. if that makes sense.
but it still feels like home. and i still miss it every day. and i hope we have opportunities to visit often in the years ahead. it’s a wonderful place. and we had a wonderful time this weekend, back in the city.

diana film from mexico trip.

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finally got around to getting my diana film developed
(and cross processed) from our trip to mexico back in april.
as much as i love autumn, seeing the film kind of makes me
want a warm beach again. it’s starting to make me feel confused.
i guess i love summer too? maybe i just love mexico. and tacos.