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From the father of my children

Jon bought me a huge bouquet of pink roses and lilies for Mother’s Day, and then yesterday he watched Leta so that I could take an all-day nap. The nap I asked for, the flowers are something he thought up on his own. It was one of those sweet, quiet gestures that suggests he’d like [...]

Seasonal behavior

It’s still a little too early in the season to roast himself to death, but that’s not going to stop Chuck from trying. In fact, he lingers near the back door all day long now that the weather has warmed up a bit in hopes that we’ll let him out, so that he can fall [...]

34 weeks

This week marked the HOLY SHIT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A BABY point in my pregnancy: If everyone could give a warm welcome to my good friend Fred, The Protruding Belly Button, he’s crashing on our couch for the next six weeks. I didn’t hear him knock or drop his suitcase in the living room [...]

Daydream wallpaper in yellow

Here is your first sneak peek at the baby’s nursery, a project that has the entire house torn apart. I decided to go with this design from one of my favorite artists, Julia Rothman, who has an incredible line of wallpaper through Hygge & West. Once I decided on this wallpaper I was finally able [...]

Double the trouble

Saturday morning we attended the Mormon baptism of my sister’s youngest two kids seen here. I can’t be sure, but I think Noah is on the left and Joshua is on the right. Leta refers to both of them as That Boy. This is a huge rite of passage for Mormon kids, and we were [...]

A touch of the panic

Last week I taped some video footage for a Momversation about swine flu: I’m posting it here for a couple of reasons. One, there are days here in this third trimester of pregnancy when I retain every ounce of liquid I consume causing all extremities of my body to swell. And then the very next [...]

Having been recently fumigated

Someone who will go unnamed decided to roll around in a pile of random poop yesterday, and for the last 18 hours every time this certain someone walked into the room both Jon and I would go, whoa, is that you? Did something die? WHY DOES THE ROOM SUDDENLY SMELL LIKE A SEWER? I would [...]

Orla Kiely coffee mugs

Orla Kiely has a limited edition set of products that you can find (maybe) at your local Target, depending on what market you live in and whether or not everything has already been cleared out. I saw somewhere that people were trying to resell these products on ebay because certain stores had sold out so [...]

More nesting

We haven’t quite finished the bathroom makeover, still waiting on some hardware to be delivered and whatnot, but in the meantime we’re moving on to the nursery. Last week I finally decided on the colors, and today I’ve got someone installing wallpaper. Some of the major accents in the room are black and pink, so [...]

May 2009