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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday! It’s been a chilly week here in Houston, which means low 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
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    Family Photos at Malahide Castle in the Cold

    When we were home, my friend Naomi 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
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    Well and Truly Irish – I’m an Irish Citizen!

    I applied for my citizenship 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
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    Maya Meets Santa (It Doesn’t Go Well)

    Just in case your Monday is as dreary and rainy as ours, here is something that will surely make you chuckle. Maya met Santa! And it didn’t go very well at all. Santa was…

    December 5, 2016
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    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday, friends. TGIF, for real. What a week. After ten days in Ireland (photos and stories from that visit next week!), we had a slightly hairy journey home – complete with airsickness and missing…

    December 3, 2016
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    A Return

    Late last night, we returned from ten cosy and heart-restoring days in Dublin. There’s a pile of laundry the size of Maya sitting in the closet and the contents of our suitcases piled on…

    November 30, 2016
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    Baby DIY / Maya’s Magnetic Fridge Wall

    Do we call this a DIY? By my old standards, probably not. By current standards, it totally makes the very low bar. When we were in Maine this summer, Maya loved inspecting and staring…

    October 18, 2016