Cuteness Overload

Dec 29, 2021

We’re spending some time at the beach this week, and Graham is just too much. He enjoys spreading love to everyone who wants to say hi and give a pat.

Christmas Lights

Dec 29, 2021

While visiting family in Virginia, we walked around a nearby neighborhood that is known for putting on fantastic light displays. It was a very Merry Christmas Eve night!

Gingerbread Cookies ☺️

Dec 12, 2021

So, we'll be honest..the dough was the pre-made, ready-to-roll stuff. Sometimes though, shortcuts make room for more fun!

Tis the Season!

Dec 12, 2021

Decorating the tree with Christmas music playing in the background always brings a smile to our faces. The ornaments bring back good memories--some are passed down from our families, others gifts to each other and several picked up on trips.

Thanksgiving - So grateful...

Nov 25, 2021

For so much, including this fun and relaxing day. A highlight was seeing the new Grogu (baby Yoda) balloon at the parade. All the walking and standing built up our appetite for turkey, sides and, of course, pumpkin pie!

Little Stinker

Nov 21, 2021

We know long days and lots of diaper changes are ahead--just one of those ready or not parts of parenthood! (We're ready! :0)

Race Day in NYC!

Nov 07, 2021

Today is one of our favorite days. All types of people will cross the NYC marathon finish line with family, friends and strangers cheering them along the way. This is one huge warm fuzzy day in NYC!

Fall Fun

Nov 01, 2021

The leaves are starting to change colors, and Graham is in his dinosaur costume--fall is marching on and we're enjoying every minute of it!

Couldn't Resist...

Oct 10, 2021

While we're mostly sticking right now with purchasing the necessities that we'll need for infant care, we could not resist getting this dinosaur backpack we saw the other day. Just imaging a little one packing it with their favorite toy...resting their head on it while they look at a book. It's truly the small things that we're looking forward to!

Family Reunions

Aug 13, 2021

After staying distanced for the pandemic, we were glad to finally get to visit with family this summer. Of course my nephews kept Graham busy. There is no better sound than hearing their squeals and giggles as they play fetch with him.

Emotionally Well

Aug 01, 2021

Mental health has been in the news a lot recently because of some issues athletes in the Olympics have faced. Jonathan and I have had our own journey with emotional well being and have learned a lot about the connectedness of mind and body and how it's important to keep both healthy. Our dog Graham is one piece of our mental health puzzle. His cuddly personality keeps us calm and his curiosity keeps us laughing. Being proactive about mental health is one of the gifts we are most excited about sharing with our child.

The Great Outdoors

Jul 20, 2021

We appreciate what technology can do for us, but we also value nature and being away from screens. We recently visited Joshua Tree National Park and were awed by the beauty of the desert.

Summer & Family

Jun 23, 2021

Summer has always been a time when we get to travel and visit with family. Last summer was different because of the pandemic. We've made do virtually--this picture is from playing Nintendo online recently with my dad and with my brother and his sons. We can't wait though because we're set to see everyone again in person soon!

"Good Vibes Only"

Jun 03, 2021

One of my students handed this to me first thing in the morning this past week. She had colored a different saying for all of her teachers and said that this one made her think of me. This moment started my day off on the right foot...I'm so grateful for my kind, amazing students.

A Virtual Baby Shower!

Mar 28, 2021

My sister in law organized a baby shower for me. She is the sweetest! Family and close friends came together for a fun Zoom baby shower, and we were gifted so many important items for the baby. We know it might still be awhile yet, but we just want to be prepared. (It's the teacher in me! ;)

Happy International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2021

Today I'm thinking back to the amazing projects my students made after reading the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai--what an inspirational woman!

Happy International Women's Day!

Mar 08, 2021

Today I'm also celebrating my own strength and strong support structure of family and friends. ❤️

Our Neighborhood

Aug 01, 2021

We live in an extremely diverse neighborhood and in a beautiful apartment with great natural light and river views. There is a garden space and children’s play area where we can meet up with other families in the building. We are a short walk from two huge parks, both of which have playgrounds and large grassy fields. We also spend lots of time exploring the museums, zoos, and cultural events that New York City has to offer!

Graham

Aug 01, 2021

Graham is a small dog with big personality and heart. We got him as a puppy seven years ago, and his playful antics have kept us laughing ever since. Every weekend we take long family walks together in the park and enjoy the changing seasons. Thankfully Graham is also a great traveler and has been to many different places around the country with us. Some of our favorite memories are from west coast trips...enjoying the beach and delicious tacos during the day, and then watching the sun set over the Pacific with Graham resting on our lap.

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