holidays are for fun

like i’ve said before, i’ve been working so many weekends lately, it sure was such nice to have labor day off! i took full advantage of the day off starting bright and early. uncle chris met us for a morning run through rock creek park with little miss (god bless those jogging strollers because they are a sure bet way to get in a nap!).


we also brunched post-run at a city favorite of ours – open city. their menu has a great selection and really wonderful coffee.


we visited with some dear college friends. great company, good laughter, and delicious food. i mean delicious. they made a huge afternoon meal full of italian food, my stomach was so happy!


the next day, we had a morning breakfast and coffee date just husband and i at northside social (our favorite place for coffee, baked goods, and wine/beer). i think it might of been our second time away from little miss, which is kinda bad but so special because we don’t get many opportunities just us two.


and i totally caught these two reading stories. my heart is full! these two make it melt so easily. papa gets very into the stories as you can tell :)



is it already wednesday?

we met up with friends for brunch-lunch-momma/papa beverages over the weekend at meridian pint. the food is always great and the beverage menu does not disappoint. and i kind of like it’s slogan of being a neighborhood place. because.. well it’s kinda sweet.

our friends seem to have this parenting trial gig down pretty well, right?! clementine sure could use a playmate close by (and i’m sure their child will be a tad bit taller than our shorty – sorry kid you get zero height from us).


little miss sure did love erin the most. they did a photo shoot in the city and she got some of her gummy smiles and sass.


little miss with her poppop. we are truly lucky that my parents live close because they were able to watch her some and she sure does seem peachy about spending time with them, minus a few loads of laundry. note: outfit and crazy lady hair, clearly momma was at work. haha.





My kinda weekend

We had a low key weekend after a really trying do people work, stay healthy, pack for daycare, be super mom/dad, and have energy? Oh and don’t forget the relationship between papa and momma too. It’s definitely something we are figuring out, although I’m not sure we’ve made progress yet.

We tried to stay low key this weekend because we tend to always say yes to everyone instead of putting ourselves first. We took advantage of tax free shopping (for anyone who knows me, it’s okay you can get up off the floor. I did shop for a short bit then I felt like my soul was dying in the mall and had to leave immediately. Typical.), spent time with the uncles, ran in the wicked heat, enjoyed doughnuts from our favorite coffee shop, and biggest of all – little miss rolled over. Super big deal in our house (as if the delirious laughter from a parent didn’t give it away in this video?). We are those parents :) and seriously who is this kid? I mean posing already? Oh boy are we in for it with this little lady!

Hope you had a great one and are off to a great week!






my precious time off

finally after two exhausting and trying days at work, momma’s grinning ear to ear to see this sweet face on my day off. it’s pretty tough to take care of other babies, when all you want is to care for yours. it’s a work in progress, i guess.

good morning sunshine! happiest babe ever.

we walked our pup, zoey, and nana came along too. we went to iwo jima memorial near our place. they had a huge group of WW2 veterans from an honor flight, which my understanding is they pay for a flight to DC and the memorials for our veterans. the sweetest WW2 veteran came up to us and wanted to pet Zoey. then his eyes lit up when he saw me with the stroller and said can i take a peak at the baby? i said sure! he gasped and started talking to clementine and telling us about his great-granddaughter. he thought little miss was pretty dang cute, of course i agreed (i’m not too biased, i swear) then he went on about his time in the war and that he ended up working on the railroads afterwards. it was such a sweet moment, i wish i had gotten it on film. this gentleman truly is from the greatest generation and reminds me so much of my popop. such a warm, down to earth man and full of so much history.

we finished the day with cuddles with this big girl as papa had to stay late at work. can’t get enough of her rolls haha. we’re teething and our hands are so d-elicious.. nom nom.




Love summer

After my first week back to work, I was more than ready for some days off. I’m definitely so exhausted after this week back and we had such a fun weekend with little rest we shall see how this week goes!

Clementine got to meet Rocky finally at busboys and poets (Ashley’s boyfriend was a trooper with these babies!), family came from the north and south, got some nice runs in the city this weekend and the best part of all is that we had our first date night out! We had an amazing tapas style meal at Cava followed with gelato. It was awesome. Just a really lovely summer weekend and so sad it is over :(








{just for momma}

getting ready to return for work, i ended up having a little too much to get done on my to-do list. so here’s part of our outing in eastern market on saturday. it was a beautiful, cool summer morning. i was really excited about being comfortable and cozy in a long dress and sweater, and also with a baby strapped to me. it was pretty spectacular. we love going to the market over the weekends to see the vendors, crafts, flea market, and sweet shops.

crazy summer

fierce fires, heat, and storms oh-my and to think it’s only june?! thinking of all those affected. (is it too soon to wish fall was here?)

this wicked picture courtesy of local dc station

i never thought of this pre-baby C but my yoga momma group posted this helpful info for keeping momma milk from spoiling: “When the power goes off, food will remain frozen in your freezer for several hours—maybe as long as several days. If your freezer is full and not opened dur- ing the power outage, the food will remain frozen for up to 2 days—even if it is in the heat of the summer. If the freezer is only half full, food may stay frozen only 1 day. This time will also depend on the seals in your freezer. If there is leaking around the seals allowing cold air to escape, your food will thaw much faster. Replace loose gaskets now to help preserve your food when the power does go out in the future. You can also add bags of ice to the freezer.”

yards park and food trucks

we are really loving dc’s newest parks that are popping up.

we visited yards park.. it is amazing! river walkway, fountains for little chicks, lounge chairs. a little piece of paradise in the city.


C snuck some cuddles with her uncle. kind of melts my heart. BIG time. also got in a bite from food trucks on M St.


we’re kind of really loving having uncle so close. as in kind of making this a weekly outing. doesn’t he look so handsome in his work outfit?

Weekender Update

this past week we visited uncle chris at work for a lunch break in eastern market for some delicious eats – pizza and gelato.

we also were lucky to attempt C’s first pool experience. she wasn’t so sure at first, but ended up loving it (despite the facial expression ha!).

and of course we had giggles and cuddles with papa.

Goodbyes are never easy.

We had a going away lunch for a very dear friend, Amy. Her hubby landed a new job in Atlanta and I’m still wanting to shed tears over the distance they will be now. The lunch was the very restaurant we all first went to dinner and became such good friends and ironically the same cuisine just after Amy returned from her insane Greece trip (still madly jealous!)…



I may have also tried guilting Amy with some smiles from C and chalkboard love notes. Alas, it looks like they’re still moving haha. We will miss you auntie amy!!