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A sucker for good packaging

(Edited to add: that is the address listed on my contact page, and you’re more than welcome to show up there and say hello to the nice UPS employees who work there.) A few weeks ago I ordered a couple of items from the Loobylu Etsy Shop, and here I am not even featuring the [...]

Comes with a wand and a pair of wings

My hair stylist and I were feeling adventurous today and decided to try for something similar to Michelle Williams on the cover of the most recent Vogue Magazine. And I love it even though I know that when I wake up in the morning Jon is going to look over and think he’s going to [...]


Um, Chuck. That wasn’t built to hold anything over 30 pounds. Or animals.


Saturday morning I woke up with a clogged milk duct in my right boob (sorry, Dad!) and spent almost the entire day hugging a damp heating pad to try and relieve the pain, hoping the situation wouldn’t turn worse and jump over into a case of mastitis. I once had a single friend ask me [...]

Who are you and what have you done with my newborn

Something happened in the last week and suddenly there is a BABY! IN OUR HOUSE! No longer is she a newborn. And one day she fit into size 3-6 months clothing, and then the next day I couldn’t get the snaps to close. So now we’ve had to move on to even bigger clothing. Jon [...]

Newsletter: Summer 2009

Dear Leta and Not-Maria Marlo, Where in the world did the last three months go? I know that’s what you’re thinking, right? Because one day I’m pregnant, bloated, and really embarrassed that I have to ask someone else to tie my shoes for me, and then BOOM, I’m a mother of two beautiful girls, one [...]

Along Highway 40

I took this a few weeks ago when driving back from my mother’s cabin in Duchesne, Utah. You know, I never thought I’d end up living my life in Salt Lake City, but I can tell you now that I’m very glad that I am. Things are good and often beautiful here.

You crazy hippo lady

You know that’s what he’s thinking, right? The red monstrosity draped on his nose is Marlo’s favorite toy, and it just so happens that it’s a hippo, you guys. I did not force this toy on her, we were trying several out, and she grabbed it and wouldn’t let go. She even took a nap [...]

One foot in front of the other

So yesterday. Wow, I can’t even… just… the series of events that unfolded and where everything ended up, it all sort of falls within the boundaries of things I won’t write about, yes those boundaries do exist. Jon referred to it as the third most surreal day of 2009, and I can’t figure out the [...]

It’s the hands that kill me

Marlo is now very enchanted with the idea of sitting up and spends almost every waking moment trying to maneuver her body into that position. Which can at times be very amusing because she doesn’t yet possess the muscle strength to remain that way, and oops! Face plant! (Gentle face plant, I assure you, we [...]