June 4, 2016 {number 102}

Their new friends (who sadly, went home today) are in this month’s picture. Can’t wait to go visit them one day!




That 366 project

No, I’m not giving up on it like I did last year. But I am definitely being lazy about it. Here are a bunch of pics in gallery format to make catching up easier.

The 9th through 15th are covered in my Austin recap post. I mean, I’m pretty positive I posted at least one picture from each day I was there. Let’s just say I did, mmkay?

So now for the 16th – 25th:

Okay, yes, I missed a day in there. Whatever. I’m being nice to myself and not obsessing over it.

We had a nice weekend in Baton Rouge. My mom and Larry hadn’t seen all three of them in a while. (Miles and I had seen them after his second day of filming.) There was hula-hooping and playing on a playground and going out to dinner for pizza. Sunday I was able to sneak off for a bit to buy some new workout clothes which was nice. We also made some more homemade cupcakes – lemon cupcakes with strawberry buttercream this time, but I don’t know if we should be making a habit of Sunday cupcakes. Well, we still have to make chocolate, so this isn’t the right time to be making a decision.

Speaking of my new workout, I’m really liking it. I am sore, but not like so much that I’m debilitated. It’s more like the “oh right, I have muscles there!” kind of sore. I’ll admit a big part of my motivation is the trip to Europe I have in June where I’ll be up on stage with my beautiful colleague Erica. There will be video of our talk. Need I say more?

Okay, on with the week!


April 5 – 8, 2016

Catching up so I can post some more interesting stuff. 🙂

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April 5 – Sometimes Spring in New Orleans isn’t the most terrible thing in the world. Sitting outside on a mild evening getting chewed up by mosquitos watching the boys practice, reading a book…not too awful.


April 6 – First cavity, Oliver. Wasn’t too bad, but we figured it was best to take care of it before it got worse.


April 7 – We made it back from Miles’s day of filming in time for the soccer game. There haven’t been that many games because of the rain, though.


April 8 – Upside down Millie. I’m glad the climber is getting some use.

April 1 – 3, 2016

Gotta do a catchup post before tomorrow’s BIG monthly photo…number ONE HUNDRED. I should be embarrassed by the amount of time, thought, and money that have gone into this picture. But I’ve had fun with it, and the boys are actually excited. So stay tuned…


April 1 – Miles and Ziggy. So cute.


April 2 – It was an indescribably gorgeous day. Ziggy and I went for a three mile walk.


April 3 – Yet another insanely beautiful day. The boys and I went to the Insectarium and then walked around the French Quarter and got beignets and met up with some of my friends. My favorite moment was when this blue butterfly landed on my foot. (And then I looked at the picture on my computer instead of my phone and realized I should be embarrassed by the state of my toenail polish.)

March 29, 30, 2016


March 29 – took the boys to Juan’s for lunch. They ate tacos! It was v exciting.


March 30 – I have a guest photographer today. This photo is courtesy of Linus. The hair on the sofa is courtesy of Ziggy.

We got the boys a point and shoot camera for Easter, which turned out to be a big hit! And now I can outsource my daily  photos. Win-win!

March 28, 2016 {little boy blue}


Yesterday, Oliver asked if he could have blue hair. It would be hypocritical of me to say no, so I said, okay. (Only temporary dye, though.) So today we went to Sally’s and got some Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise, which just feels right, since that’s what I used back in the 1990s.

Look, it turned out to be almost the exact same shade as his eyes. Can’t really say it’s not a good color for him, eh?