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  • family-of-3

    Our Biggest News Yet: Welcome Maya Catharine!

    Well, friends, it happened. It really and truly happened. We’d like to introduce you (kind of, and I’ll explain that below) to our daughter, Maya Catharine Westbrooks. On October 6th, I closed my eyes…

    November 25, 2015
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    Happy Weekend!

    Happy weekend, everyone! We’re holed up in the house while it pours down buckets of rain here in Houston. The strangest thing is that it’s still about 82 degrees outside! Not like Irish rain,…

    October 24, 2015
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    Texas Exploring / The Rodeo!

    A few weeks ago, when my brother was here, we went all out Texas with our first visitor. We went to a big high school football game, the Battleship Texas, ate a whole lotta…

    October 23, 2015
  • fern-trees-houston

    Thank You

    Just thank you. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement from all the ends of the globe on my last post. I clicked “publish” after writing about our adoption journey and thought, uh-oh.…

    October 20, 2015
  • Poufs!

    Only in writing the word poufs did I realize exactly how strange a word it is. There’s nothing terribly pouf-y, in the onomatopoeic sense, about the cushion-ottoman hybrids, but the name has stuck. All…

    September 24, 2015
  • street-roundels-ireland

    Street Roundels

    Last Friday, I went with a friend to The Menil Collection here in Houston, a rather large contemporary art gallery built and curated through the extensive collection of the de Menil family. One of…

    September 21, 2015
  • bums-on-seats

    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday, all! How was your week? I spotted a whole stack of pumpkins at the grocery store this week and thought too soon! too soon! And then I realized we’re almost halfway through September! How…

    September 11, 2015
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    Happy Friday!

    Gosh, the week really got away from me there. How was yours? I’ve been a little on edge, perhaps because of everything going on around the world, from the two cop shootings this week…

    September 4, 2015
  • angela-adams-curated-store-portland

    Maine Exploring / Angela Adams

    I thought you guys would get a kick out of this space. It’s the new Angela Adams store in a giant, lofty old building on Middle Street in Portland, Maine, and I went back…

    September 2, 2015