Monthly Archives: September 2010

Truths I am holding onto

as I think about and prepare for labor: 1. The Lord designed my body (and every woman’s body) to give birth.  I am not sick.  My body is capable of safely delivering our baby. 2. The Lord also designed our … Continue reading

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Fun with Books

Yesterday afternoon, Nik and I headed downtown for the Baltimore Book Festival.  I’ve gone a few times (such as last year, to see Lois Lowry) but this was Nik’s first trip.  For a book lover like me, this is the … Continue reading

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The last one (before having a baby and turning 30)

Happy Birthday to my beloved husband! This is his last year in his twenties so I told him he should live it up and have a baby or something. Here’s how Nik told me he was interested in me way … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends and Influence People (or at least make a great chocolate cake)

1. Own a cake stand – you’ll look more professional immediately. 2.  Use a really great devil’s food cake recipe (I recommend the one from Cook’s Illustrated highly – I’ll e-mail it to you if you don’t have online access … Continue reading

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Fun projects

Being a stay-at-home wife is nice.  I have lots of time to sew!  I’ve finished all of the pressing baby sewing projects so I’m working on Christmas presents now.  I’ve finished one, almost finished two more, and have preparations begun … Continue reading

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Mei tei for us

Back in January, I made a mei tai for Grace (and Rachel and Drew too!).  Now we have one for us too! I used this pattern with the only modification adding two layers of flannel for more padding in the … Continue reading

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A winning equation

Three important milestones + 1 beautiful park + one incredibly talented photographer = lots of great pictures! We got engaged in December 2006 and Dan took our engagement pictures in Sherwood Gardens. Seven months later, we got married (in June … Continue reading

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Warm fuzzies

I just got this e-mail message from one of my favorite students from last year.  (I know teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites but let’s be honest, we do.  Or at least I always did!)  I miss M – what … Continue reading

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Our new home

Nik surprised me this weekend with a present for the baby. I was so thrilled I gave him a big kiss. Like it?! 🙂

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Any State Quarter Collectors out there?

I need Arkansas (2003) to finish my collection. I’m not sure why I’ve never managed to find that one.  Anyone have an extra one to send my way? In exchange, I’d be happy to send you any of these below.  … Continue reading

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