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Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

On the last episode of Sara’s belly pics, we made it to 31 weeks. Well time has flown by my friends, and in the midst of the the hottest, driest summer in who knows how long, the little man has continued to grow. Thankfully we have air conditioning. 33 Weeks On the train this week … Continue reading

Moar Belly Pics

Moar Belly Pics

What? It’s been over a month since I posted pictures of my growing belly? I guess it’s time for a belly pic recap. Weeks 27-31 Edition. 27 weeks Nesting is in full swing. Thanks to the worlds-most-successful-trip-to-Ikea-ever the nursery is coming together. The Ikea Gods must have been smiling on us even though it was … Continue reading

Swiftly Fly The Years

Swiftly Fly The Years

Last weekend my sisters and I descended upon our hometown for a party to celebrate our parents. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day my parents will experience a plethora of milestones; each just turned 60, my mom retired from teaching, in August they’ll become grandparents in addition to celebrating 40 years of marriage. It’s quite … Continue reading

Me and Myself

For too long I have looked for ways to “define” who I am externally.  How do I compare to that person? How do others perceive me? If I do this what will they think?  Subtly redirecting the light to show an image tainted by impressions. To many people I present the person I think they want me to be.  Interviewing … Continue reading

Organic Matters

I went to an expectant parent meeting a few weeks ago that was called “Convert Me Baby”. The focus was on green parenting and learning about earth friendly products and methods and why they are better for your child. I’ve always been a bit of a hippie at heart, so I wasn’t necessarily going the … Continue reading

passion vs. purpose

passion vs. purpose

Cut to a couple years after graduation when I became really interested in cooking. After absorbing hours of the Food Network and other cooking shows I decided this would be the trajectory that my “big career change” would take. I imagined myself as the NEW Rachel Ray. Hosting cooking shows about healthy eating and teaching people how to eat well. It was a far cry from my job in insurance, and that is what I liked about. So I enrolled in a part-time personal chef certificate program, and set about learning how to handle a professional kitchen. I had more passion about cooking than I’d really had about anything before, and I could see this passion leading to fulfilling the elusive “purpose” I’d been trying to define for myself. Continue reading

Of a Decade

It’s no surprise to me that starting this project has me reflecting back on our college years. What does have me reeling a bit are the 10 year milestones that seem to keep coming at me like tennis balls from one of those automated machines. I was glad to put a decade between me and … Continue reading