Cherry Blossom fun

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DSC00390    So, this weekend was gorgeous! Saturday we got up and ran all our errands early, then spent the rest of the day out in the backyard. We even fired up the grill and had delicious chicken skewers for dinner.


Sunday we woke up early, loaded up our things and headed out to see the cherry blossoms! Unfortunately, we left a little bit later than we had hoped and the tidal basin was packed! It was ok though, because the blossoms were at peak bloom and they were beautiful. Last year, we went to see them but they were just barely budding. This year, we could definitely see what all the fuss was about! We walked part of the way around the basin and set up shop right by the Jefferson Memorial just like last year. Evie had such a good time running around and watching all the people. Amazingly, there was no one in the grassy area that we picked out so Evie got to run around to her little heart’s content.


After a little while enjoying the weather and the cherry blossoms, we headed back to the Metro so we could put Evie down for her nap, and then headed over to a neighbor’s house for a cook out!


It was a wonderful weekend, filled with good food, good weather, and good company. I am so excited spring has finally arrived!


Spring is here….finally!

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We have had nothing short of a brutal winter up here. It has been cold, colder, and polar vortex cold. I mean, there have been at least five times where there was so much snow we were house bound for days. Needless to say, I am ready for some warmer weather.

This past weekend it finally reached the 60′s and we got out and enjoyed every minute of it! We went out to lunch and sat on the patio, went to the playground, and grilled in the backyard. It was exactly the weekend I’ve been looking forward to!


This weekend we are planning on braving the crowds and going to see the cherry blossoms! The weather is supposed to be in the 70′s and the cherry blossoms should be at peak bloom, so it should be a great weekend!



Long time….again

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Oh my goodness…once again it has been months (months!) since I have updated anything on here. I am so sorry! You know how it is, life happened and I have not sat down to document any of it.


Well, for starters… Evie is going to be a big sister! Yay! Our next little bundle is due in June and we are so excited. We have been trying to get into baby mode over here, but it is so hard when you already have a rambunctious toddler on your hands. I remember at this point in my pregnancy with Evie, we had the nursery painted, the furniture picked out and the baby clothes washed. This time, well lets just say we haven’t done much. Ok, lets be real….we haven’t done or bought anything at all. Eek!

Before you judge us… we had a gender reveal party at my Mom’s house a few weeks ago and found out we are having another girl! So we have most of the stuff we need already! There are a couple of other small things we need to get but nothing major, so that is a huge weight off our shoulders.


Evie is so excited about being a big sister. She points to my belly and says “Baby in there!” and “Luh you baby!’ all the time.  She also wants to give my belly hugs and kisses all the time, which might be the cutest thing ever.

Evie also loves to sing and dance. We listen to music during the day and there are a few songs she just loves! She gets so excited and starts singing and running around the house. She also loves to make her own music. She sings Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Row Row Your boat, and Frere Jacques.

Lately, Evie has been really into pretend cooking for us. Her great grandma got her this awesome cooking set with different play foods and pots and pans. And she puts her little stuffed animals in chairs at the table and cooks for them. She loves making tea, eggs, “pampakes” (pancakes), and “spegacky” (spaghetti).


She is growing up so fast sometimes my heart just breaks thinking about how big she’s getting. But I love that she can have little conversations with us now and communicate her wants and needs. It’s amazing to see what a little person she is becoming. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

… we’re still here

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Evie and Her Snowman
It’s been quite some time. Neither Mama Long Legs nor I have had a chance to really sit down and write. To be honest, I really don’t have time now, since I should be upstairs this very second being part of our nightly bedtime routine. I’ll keep this short … only to let family and friends out there know that we still intend on keeping Everly’s blog going.

Mama and I can get more into it later. Suffice it to say … that we are extremely busy. Most of you already know this … but Evie is going to be a big sister come mid-June this year — which is one excuse we have as to why we haven’t posted in a long time.  I’d say it’s a darn good excuse :-D

… cookin’ w/ mama

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My girls came to visit me at work today even though it was pretty darn cold out.  We ate at our usual lunch spot (Chipotle on M ST) during winters when it’s too cold to have picnics at Dupont Circle.  Their visit pretty much made my day.

Just when I didn’t think it could get any better, I ultimately came home to some fresh-out-of-the-oven, Paleo chocolate chip cookies.

What follows is a photo log of what transpired after they got home and while I was still at work:

Hmm … I wonder if there is anything we can do for Daddy …



Hey Mama … I have an idea!



Follow Me!



Let’s see … did we leave anything out Mama?



Oh … let me stick some LOVE in there for Daddy …



Apply some muscle …



… bake, wait … then in my tummy!