Three Weeks

Nora is three weeks old today! In honor of her three week "birthday," here are some pictures from the week. Daddy and Nora Nap Time    Super Cute Baby ... View Post about Three Weeks

Welcome Home

We've had Nora home for a week now and have been having a great time with her. She is very easy going (with the exception of the first time Chris and I tried to bathe her - it was too cold) and has ... View Post about Welcome Home


Meet Nora! Eleanor Margarete Hinds Born Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm 7lbs 4 oz 20 inches long details and birth story to follow... ... View Post about Nora

41 Weeks & 1 Day

Well, we had an interesting doctors appointment today. Chris picked me up from work at 1:00 and we headed, first, to Northern Dutchess for a sonogram and a peek at baby. Baby scored 8/8 on the ... View Post about 41 Weeks & 1 Day

The 10th Month

Still hanging in there and hanging out. I worked all week this week. It was slowing down a bit since the semester starts Monday, but still relatively busy (I had to finalize my goals for 2009-2010). ... View Post about The 10th Month

Due Date

Well, that's it, I'm officially in the 10th month and 40th week of being pregnant - thank goodness I feel so great, because this baby has some serious procrastination genes (from both sides). I'm ... View Post about Due Date


Chris and I had a very busy and productive last weekend (hopefully!) before the baby comes. I did laundry, swept and mopped; Chris organized the pantry and cleaned the bathtubs. And, of course, this ... View Post about Peaches

The News Is…

No news. Sorry. Boy, yesterday was the day for phone calls. I suppose everyone is getting a little bit anxious to hear about grandbaby, because we got a call from just about every one of our ... View Post about The News Is…

Belly Love

Last night, I posed for an amazing local photographer, Melissa Surprise, who is working on a project of expecting mommas doing yoga. It was tons of fun and her pictures are beautiful!!! Go visit her ... View Post about Belly Love

Perfect Day

I had today off from work, and it was wonderful! I went to the doctor this morning, ran a few errands, hung out by the pool in the sunshine with Margarete for 3+ hours, came home and relaxed, then ... View Post about Perfect Day

Baby Shower

Yesterday, my New York friends threw me a surprise baby shower, complete with all kinds of silly baby shower games. Trish, it would seem, is the game master - she had all kinds of fun planned for us, ... View Post about Baby Shower

The Countdown

We're really getting close now, with less than a month on the countdown. Both Chris and I are getting excited to meet baby -- and getting a lot more serious about getting all that gear. I finalized ... View Post about The Countdown

  • I have to post one more time because I'm feeling so nostalgic on Zara's birthday. #sixyearsago Her birth was so incredible. Speedy (just three hours of labor!), but perfect and, of course, we could not have asked for a better little person to join our family. She has that second picture in her room - says it's her favorite - and I have the last one on my night stand. ❤️ and missing my tribe right now, but so greatful for that magical day.
  • Our bumblebee is 6! 
Oh how time flies.  It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming our second daughter into our family, and yet it feels like a lifetime ago.  At 6, Zara is still an incredible love bug, overflowing with empathy for others and a knack for filling a room with joy and silliness. She's finishing kindergarten this year, but is racing to keep up with her older sister. Before we met her, we called her Peach, and she is just that.
  • We clean up ok. 😊 #selfie at Chris' BFF since middle school's wedding.  Why don't we go to more parties with music and dancing?  It's super fun.
  • This time of year is my favorite.  Things actually slow down and get quiet in the business and it gives me a lot more room to breathe and reflect.  On Thursday, I had maybe one of the best days I have had all year.  I worked just a small bit, then played hooky with the girls.  We rode the bus down town, went to the library and had a picnic lunch at a playground.  It was so perfect...a day like I used to have before the business blew up. ❤️ In 2019, I want to figure out how to have more days like these, and be more present in the moment without worrying about all the work that's not getting done. #lifegoals #newyear #whpresolutions2019
  • Hiking is hard work. 😂  We went back to an old favorite trail today and hiked about 2.5 miles out to a campsite only accessible on foot.  The kids ran around, and ate snacks, while I fantasized about warmer weather and sleeping in the woods, then we hiked back. 🏕️ We never did squeeze in a camping trip a couple of weeks ago... family obligations stopped it from happening, then the weather turned and I'm not sure any of us are up for tenting in the cold.  Hiking we can do, though, and I'm hoping to make Sundays hiking days.  We'll see how it goes... we're notoriously bad at achieving anything other than the basics these days, what with the business, three kids at two different schools, and the craziness of life, not to mention darkness showing up around 5pm.  75% of the time if we manage a daily walk, it's around our neighborhood in pitch black.  I guess we can pretend it's all about looking at Christmas lights? 🤷 ⛰️ Have you managed to fit hiking with kids into your routine? If so I'd love to hear how you make it work and when it fits into your week.  Leave me a comment! . . . . . . . 
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