Thursday, March 16, 2017



How have things been on your side of the internet? We have been great over here, taking it easy, and enjoying spending time as a family.

The weather went from warm and sunny to cold and snowy, so we have spent most of our spare time inside in pajamas with the fire going.

Cora was sick Sunday and Monday, so my naturally cuddly girl was even more so, which means I have spent a lot of time either sitting down or standing with a toddler on my hip. Monday Dan stayed home with both girls and Tuesday I worked from home with both girls. Want to know how it went?

(Photographer credit: Ina)

Just picture me running up and down the stairs frantically going from conference call to change the Paw Patrol episode to conference call to getting Cora candy so she would sit down and be silent for 5 minutes while I had to explain something to a client, to conference call, to puzzle organizer. to email, to lunch chef. And somewhere in there I thought it would be a good idea to bake Irish soda bread.

I slept really well on Tuesday night.

We had a surprise visit from my grandparents on Tuesday evening and went with them to grab a quick bite to eat. After being kept mostly inside for four days in a row, Ina was bursting with excitement to see some guests in our house. She literally looked and acted like she might explode. The chocolate ice cream likely didn't dissipate that feeling much.

Seeing them was such a treat, I hope we get to do it again soon.

I still haven't been to the gym and our eating has been pretty sporadic. A bag of kale has sat in our crisper drawer untouched for two weeks, but I did make Zuppa Tuscana last night. I have single handedly eaten half a loaf of Irish soda bread in 24 hours. Being pregnant is hard. Things that have sounded good: eggs, hummus, smoothies, and iced tea.

Dan roasted four corned beef briskets in anticipation of small group dinner on Sunday night, which we later had to cancel because of Cora's infectiousness. We froze some, but still have been enjoying pieces here and there and made Rubens on Monday night.

Dan was in charge of the sandwiches, which were amazing, even Ina devoured her's. I was in charge of the brussel sprouts, which were burnt.

Another meal win - red curry from my office cafeteria. This was so yummy and re-inspired my love for Asian/Thai foods. The cucumbers were my favorite part! Ordering some curry paste from Amazon now...

Another extra exciting improvement to our house - I cleaned and organized the toy room.

You can actually see the carpet! All the legos are in the lego container, the doll clothes with the dolls, and kitchen supplies tucked into the kitchen. Cora hasn't left the room since I did this, as she is so enamored with all her "new" toys.

I am going to the gym tomorrow. Typing it now for accountability.

Have a good rest of your week! <3


  1. LOL!! --> "And somewhere in there I thought it would be a good idea to bake Irish soda bread."

    Also, that look on Ina's face in the shopping cart!

    I made a Creamy Reuben Soup last night of which my husband devoured 3 bowls. I loved it, too.

    1. Wow, that soup looks amazing and I think we have everything on hand to make it. I will have to add it to the list. Thanks Carrie! <3


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