polar vortex indeed!

Lincoln and I spent several days in Chicago last week-
such a wonderful time of year to visit the tundra…

We were in town because my lovely friend Victoria is having a baby! and her baby shower was over the weekend.

It was great to catch up with some friends and family, but I have to confess… after several days of driving in the snow and slush, bundling myself and Lincoln up every time we stepped outdoors and a few slips on that infamous “black ice,” I was more than ready to return to sunny California.

Lincoln and all of the La Crosse cousins

Lincoln and all of the La Crosse cousins

Lincoln seemed to LOVE the snow

Lincoln LOVED the snow….

... and he was a great traveler

… and he really was a great little travel companion

Back at home, worn out from our travels...

Back at home, very worn out from our travels…



34 Weeks

Just a quick post…

I had an appointment with my midwife today and everything is looking great.  I’m measuring right on track, baby is still head down… good news all around.  I go back in two weeks and then it’s every week until the end.  I’m in the home stretch!

In other news, it snowed today in Spokane.  And it hailed.  What?

Happy Spring! (Photo taken with Hipstamatic)


I thought the saying was, “April showers bring May flowers,” so what does April snow bring??

leap day envy

I opened my computer this morning and was bombarded by Facebook posts from everyone back in Chicago rejoicing over the beautiful day they were enjoying.

This is what my day in Spokane looked like…

Leap Day = Snow Day

Unfortunately, I was stuck indoors all day… avoiding snowy roads and the impending 2-3 additional inches of snow the weather man called for.  Of course that extra snow never came…

Either way, it was a lazy Wednesday spent paying bills, searching for a new dentist, and watching ‘Friends’ reruns on TBS.  Exciting stuff, I know.

At least I had my sleepy dog Riley to keep me company all day.

I promise a fun post later this week… some nursery inspiration/ideas and a new baby bump picture!