an old polaroid of those pretty little cherry blossoms. and a girl in her favorite yellow dress.

around this time two years ago, husband and i made the move from new york city to washington d.c. and were welcomed with a bounty of blossoms. this is our third springtime in d.c. and the cherry blossoms are more beautiful than ever. i wish they’d last until july… excited to venture out this weekend with baby girl to a few of the monuments to see them up close!

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oh, the weekend.

things that made the weekend not so great:
  • coming this close to buying a house we loved here in d.c. on saturday, but not having it work out.
  • after realizing we aren’t getting the house, driving all the way to ihop in virginia for pancakes to cheer us up only to find a long line wrapped around ihop of others who want pancakes, too. feeling defeated, we drive back home without pancakes.
  • trying to have a dinner date at dc 3 saturday night. baby girl decides to test out her lungs on the car ride over, meaning we’re afraid to even go in. so we eat dinner in the car with a screaming baby.
  • lesson learned that i should carry back up clothing not only for baby girl, but me, too. i’m not brave enough to walk around in a silk blouse that’s leaking you know what.
things that made the weekend so great:
  • scheduled snowstorm for sunday turned into 50 degree sunny weather by noon.
  • running into our friends at harris teeter at ten in the evening and shopping together.
  • taking eleanor to the studio where i teach to meet all the girls and watch a bit of rehearsal. (oh how i miss them.)
  • church on sunday. and a beautiful baptism afterwards.
  • sunday dinner with friends who really know how to cook. and eating one too many bowls of deliciousness.
it really was a great weekend for the most part. here’s to an even better week ahead. happy monday!

blue eyed baby girl.

these days for entertainment, we like to stare at our baby girl.
(tv? what tv?)
it’s always fun to try to determine
if she looks more like her mama or her papa.
when comparing our own baby photos to hers,
she is definitely a josh baby.
and for the record, i was one ugly baby.
one thing is for certain, she definitely didn’t get my eyes. (thank you, josh.)

figuring it out.

eleanor and her first doll from sweet carissa.
i’m still figuring this all out. sometimes i think i can do more than i can and try to take on the world in impossible ways. i don’t like when people assume you are stuck at home because you have a baby so i’ve pushed and pushed to continue living life how i did before eleanor arrived. and sometimes, those days work out just beautifully, but sometimes not so much (it can feel a bit overwhelming at times, no?) sometimes, all i can do is just rock my little girl all day and feel lucky if i leave the house just once to walk kingsley. and i am learning that sometimes that is ok. it’s still a day well spent.