In case you blinked we jumped ship on everything we knew, loved, and hated in Houston to plant new roots in Fort Collins, Colorado, for few other reasons than proximity to mountains, bike friendly infrastructure, and the promise of nearby grandparents upon their eventual retirements. We landed at our sight-unseen duplex at 11 pm on… Continue reading Heading Out West
While I was pregnant I skimmed through a TON of online lists. “Everything You’ll Need When Baby Arrives” “Minimalist Guide to Baby Gear” “Top 10 Postpartum Essentials” “Things You Are Obligated To Buy So Your Baby Doesn’t Turn Out Permanently Scarred.” You know these lists. We all know these lists. BUT, despite this endless Pinterest… Continue reading Baby Registery: The Greatest Hits
Hard to believe it’s already been a month! The time has been flying by, and not long until we’re driving to Colorado with a crying baby, three stressed cats, and everything we own crammed into a U-Haul… but let’s not think about that now. The Growing Girl We did a three week follow-up visit with our… Continue reading One Month Gone!
Apparently life is done at a different pace with a newborn. I started working on a postpartum update to share here a couple days after Freia was born which developed as a chronological detailing of our first few days then weeks together as time and days slipped by. It slowly became evident to me as more… Continue reading A One Week… no Two… Okay Three Week Post-Partum Update
It’s the first day of Spring! We took the opportunity while Freia’s aunt trifecta was in town to commandeer Aaron’s sister Hannah (ATX photographer) to document one of our now routine herbal baths. And since Spring has officially sprung, we were obliged to accessorize the bathtub with carnations bought for her birth day two weeks ago by her… Continue reading A Spring Soak
At the end of the day, if you have good drinks and good food people are going to have a good time. Booze was a relatively small but crucially important piece of the overall event that was our wedding. As someone who has worked both woefully understocked or overwhelmingly overstocked wedding bars, I wanted to make sure… Continue reading The Wedding Bar: An Exercise in Patience
Planning for a birth is inherently difficult. It’s the final stage of a series of steps biologically designed to send a strong message that you’re not driving the boat any more. As we’ve discussed in our previous posts, we decided early on to do a homebirth. Keep an eye out for a post on my… Continue reading Freia Enters the World!