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  • maya-and-mom

    A Snowy Maine Walk

    Before the Christmas plague arrived and took nearly all of us down, we tried to get outside with Maya for at least a few minutes every day. Clearly we’ve been away from Maine too…

    January 13, 2017
  • 2017-goals

    2017 / Goals for the New Year

    Happy New Year, friends! 2017 is getting a slow start around these parts since Maya and I only returned to Houston at the end of last week. Michael had to come back earlier to…

    January 10, 2017
  • maya-eating-snow-2

    Stoic Sledding

    Once a day, we’ve been getting in some Maine action – cutting down Christmas trees, tonight a sunset walk in the woods, and a little sledding down the tiny hill in front of my…

    December 28, 2016
  • merry-christmas-card-big

    Merry, Merry!

    I have about 3 tabs open with Christmas cards that I can’t commit to. I accidentally sent all of Michael’s gifts (of which there weren’t very many since we’re minimalizing Christmas this year) to…

    December 24, 2016
  • family-christmas-tree

    Oh, Christmas Tree

    A few weeks ago, I asked my parents if they would mind waiting to get their Christmas tree until we arrived from Houston. I really wanted to bring Maya, even though I know she…

    December 23, 2016
  • maya-emily-popsicles

    Houston Holiday: Steel City Pops

    On Sunday we needed a reboot. We missed church, we were grumpy with each other (major understatement), it was humid and rainy, and it didn’t feel like Christmas at all. So we hopped in…

    December 14, 2016
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    Rain Installation at the Buffalo Bayou Cistern

    On Friday night last week, I zipped over to Buffalo Bayou Park to have a peek at the opening of Rain by Magdalena Fernandez at the Houston Cistern. I’ve been wanting to get to…

    December 14, 2016
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    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday! It’s been a chilly week here in Houston, which means lowย 50’s, so really not too bad. We’ve still been able to go outside and to the playground, saving our sanity. We ended…

    December 9, 2016
  • westy-family-malahide-castle-2

    Family Photos at Malahide Castle in the Cold

    When we were home, my friend Naomiย offered to take a few family photos for us. I so wish Naomi had been around for more of Maya’s little life – these are some of the…

    December 8, 2016
  • em-and-maya-bridge

    Well and Truly Irish – I’m an Irish Citizen!

    I applied for my citizenshipย last summer and finally got to receive my naturalization certificate when we were in Ireland last week! We had originally planned to go to Ireland for Christmas this year, but…

    December 6, 2016