Archives for May 2012

Photoshoot and Photoshop

This post could be alternatively titled, "How to stage a photoshoot at Restoration Hardware." For Valentine's Day, I'd had this very specific image of a photo I wanted of Jaye. Her in her gorgeous pink dress in the perfect romantic chair with just the right feel. It was going to be awesome. The only problem was that I didn't own any such chair. But you know where such chairs do exist? In stores. So I dolled Jaye up and headed to the mall. We stopped at Crate and Barrel and Restoration … [Read more...]

Jaye’s Adventure

After Jaye woke up from her first nap, I strapped her into her pack and we headed out for an adventure. We took the light rail to downtown Minneapolis where we walked up and down along the Farmers Market on Nicollet Ave. We wanted to buy veggies! But we resisted because the kitchen has already been packed. It's frozen pizza and the like for us from now until Texas. We bought lunch from a food truck and picnicked by the fountain in the IDS tower. I had an incredible homemade hibiscus … [Read more...]

The Great Adventure

Awhile ago--I can't remember exactly when, but I was in law school so it wasn't more than three years ago--Phil and I talked about . . . settling down, I guess you could call it. When we got married, we knew we'd have kids someday. And when we bought this current house, we planned to stay here for 5 to 7 years, through the first kid (and maybe second).But in this settling down conversation, we thought more specifically about what we wanted that settled down life to look like. And realized that … [Read more...]

The Little Things

Sometimes in the middle of chaos, it's the little things that help so much. We're in the middle of packing up the kitchen this weekend. It's been chaos for sure. But the peonies in the backyard started blooming this week. So I clipped a few for my bottle garland, which I refuse to pack until the last minute now that there are peonies to fill it with. Ahhh. Much better. They are wafting a delicate smell across the packing and cardboard chaos. … [Read more...]

Crazy Ergo Game

I got a new carrier for Jaye this week, and she seems to really like it. While we were showing Phi last night, he invented a crazy game trying to get her. This may be the most fun Jaye's ever had in her life. And the bumpiest video work ever on this (or any!) blog as well. … [Read more...]