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Here I am! Its been a while, huh? I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are having a great start to the new year.I have so much to catch up on, so much I want to share, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to get to it all. Sometimes it is just easier to move forward instead of backing up, you know?

We spent a lovely two weeks in Colorado with David’s parents and family during the end of December. Chloe and Leo got to soak up lots of love, and David and I got two rare, but much needed evenings out. It was good for all of us to get away, and now we are back into the swing of things here. Personally, I’ve been on a bit of an organizing/decluttering kick. I started with the kids’ clothes and closets, then onto our bedroom and the laundry room. What I really want to do is finish up some of the loose ends around the house like moulding and trim, painting, and hanging some curtains and artwork so it looks more styled and less blah. But all of that takes time, plus the cooperation of the weather, my husband and the kids. Needless to say it is certainly not happening over night. I’ll settle for within the year though. 🙂


Kids show at the planetarium

Happy in DC

Sometimes coincidences are quite a pleasant surprise. Take for instance Chloe’s friend Anjali, who not only shares Chloe’s exact birthday, but also happens to be visiting DC from back home at the same time we are. Her and her mom invited us to the Sesame Street “One World, One Sky” show at the National Air & Space Museum’s Planetarium. I think it was quite an experience for both girls, and just the right length for their 2-year old attention spans. Afterwards, they shared a little snack and outdoor playtime (an amazingly sunny 75 degrees for March!) on the mall before parting for naptime.

Thanks Gabriella and Anjali for such a nice playdate in our nation’s capital!

Sharing a snack

Chloe & I in the cockpit



(Lincoln Memorial via iphone)

Has it really been a week since we arrived in DC? We’re enjoying ourselves so much! I keep meaning to write, but I never seem to sit down long enough (that, and my folks don’t have internet access)! I’ll have more to share soon once I finally download some of my photos.

Oh, and all that worry I had about how Chloe would act during the long, cross-country flight? Well, I shouldn’t have, because she was AMAZING! It was pretty much our easiest flight yet. I only gave her one of the many toys I brought to keep her entertained. Regardless, all that worry helped me pack a top-notch, toddler-friendly carry-on, which I hope to share soon!