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Scenes from a baptism

Andrick was baptized in the Orthodox church this past weekend. It was such a special day! Orthodox do full immersion baptisms, so I was a little worried about how he would react, but he did great. Actually, he seemed to take it all in stride and was mostly interested in grabbing the priest’s beard, robe, … Continue reading


I was SO excited to take Andrick to the pumpkin patch. I was pregnant when we went last year, and I remember daydreaming about returning with our little one. So, I have to admit, I was a little disappointed at how the trip actually went. For one thing, he was suffering from teething misery, which … Continue reading

Birthday weekend

My brother and sister came to visit this weekend to help me usher in the big 3-0. We had such a blast, and I couldn’t have planned a better birthday. Andy and Andrick gave me a gorgeous framed photo of the two of them, which made me cry. And that made me realize, oh great, … Continue reading


So far, Andrick has slept on the shoulders of three of his grandmothers. He’s one lucky kid.


I stopped blogging for a while. Obviously, since my last post was in May. It corresponded with me trying to drop a few pounds and get in better shape, which led to spending way more time at the gym than I did in the kitchen. I’ve missed writing here, and lately I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading