...and then I found $5.

A Jersey Girl turned Northern Virginia Girl.

This "blog" is a collection of useless things including, but not limited to:

• Pictures of my dog Macho
• Pictures of my other dog Beamer
• Things I try to DIY
• Races I run
• Tales of Love + Marriage
• Beautifying our Home Sweet Home
• Getting ready for Baby #1

And many more random things!

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Today I lined the drawers of the dresser/changing table. It looks awful up close, but oh well.

A non-selfie/bathroom belly shot. 33 weeks today… just 7 to go!

Me and E spent the afternoon in Old Town Alexandria after our baby care class this morning! Bee-youuuu-ti-ful day out!

Another snippet of Baby’s (unfinished) room!

Both hands on the wheel, please.

  • Me: What's in the mixed greens salad?
  • Waiter: Mixed greens... and other green stuff.

I would say one of my best qualities is how well I am able to paint the nails on my right hand with my left hand..

Yesterday afternoon Eric and I were walking the dogs on the leisure trail that goes around our neighborhood. We were walking on the right side, as normal people do. Up ahead we spotted someone on a bike coming towards us—she was on the left side of the trail, so on the same side as us (aka the wrong side).

She then yells at us asking us to please move to the other side of the trail. Eric, being much nicer than I would have been, says “Uh, OK I guess?” and we move over. As she gets closer, we notice she has a dog tethered to her bike. (Spoiler alert: bad idea.)

As she’s approaching us, she says, “Thank you, I just don’t want him [her dog] going crazy”… at which point her dog DID start to go crazy—barking and jumping around towards our dogs. Obviously the dog’s reaction causes the bike to topple and her to fall over—all in a very slow-mo type of way. 

I was all like:

After I got done rolling my eyes I said to her, “That doesn’t seem like a very good idea.” and kept on walking.

I mean… REALLY?!

I’d like to add she wasn’t hurt, just an idiot. Dog owners around me are really proving to be a special breed. Pun intended.

All of my friends who work on the Hill…
You know you live in the DC area when this comes out of your mouth
I wouldn’t necessary call this “progress”, UPS.

I wouldn’t necessary call this “progress”, UPS.


Lions and tigers and bears! Oh no!

Hell yeah!

Well these are just scrumptious!

Well these are just scrumptious!

"So, you know, it’s not like it’s all work and no play. You know, I mean, after April 15th, that’s what we in ‘the biz’ like to call party time." 

Happy Tax Day to all you accountants out there!

32 Week Update

  • This week I have a doctor appointment which starts my every-two-weeks visits as opposed to every four.
  • I hope to find out how she’s positioned at said appointment. My friend—who is a mother of three—tried to feel around my belly this past weekend but she wasn’t able to tell. I feel a lot of kicks (or punches, who knows?!) in my upper right abdomen near my ribs so I’m assuming that’s her feet. I also feel a lot of movement in the lower left area so…
  • As I mentioned earlier, Baby Shower #1 was successful! Looking forward to #2 in Pittsburgh with Eric’s family on May 3. 
  • Nursery is coming along nicely… this weekend Eric will be waxing the dresser to seal it and then I will go ahead and line the drawers—then start filling them immediately! 
  • Baby’s closet is impressive and so colorful.
  • How on earth is it possible that there are less than 8 weeks to go until my due date?
  • This weekend we also have a child care class at the hospital.
  • Still opting to not do the hospital tour because I won’t know which one I’ll go to until I call telling the doctors I’m in labor. Whatever.
  • Currently reading “The Big Book of Birth" and really enjoying it. Very detailed and full of info, but lighthearted all at the same time.