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    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
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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 slightlyย 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
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    Poetry on Houston Streets

    A few months ago, I wrote about new banners going up along the streets of downtown Houston for Local Magazine. I interviewed the design team at Core Design Studio, Alan Krathaus and Fiona McGettigan…

    October 17, 2016
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    The Best News, A Year Later

    (I wrote these words yesterday, but didn’t manage to press publish until this morning. If you’ve missed this (admittedly over-blogged ๐Ÿ˜‰ episode in our lives, you can catch up withย Maya’s birth story here.) One…

    October 8, 2016
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    Maya Catharine / Turns One!

    Today we woke up to a one-year-old. A wonderful, enthusiastic, expressive, brave one-year-old who made us parents and instantly fulfilled our wildest dreams. Most nights, once she goes to bed and we’ve cleaned up…

    October 5, 2016
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    Happy Weekend!

    Happy weekend, friends! How was your week? Ours was full of admin – changing Maya’s name on alllll her official documents is proving just as time consuming as it was when I got married…

    September 30, 2016