Blake and I hopped a flight to Miami late last week - a brief anniversary / birthday trip, and we didn't realize how much we'd value this time together. We haven't ever taken a trip on which we've done so little. Largely confined to the hotel for health reasons, we passed the days reading and having conversation by the pool, working out, ordering delicious food (a friend is the chef at the amazing Stubborn Seed), visiting with family that lives locally. We slept 8 hours a night (we stayed here, and it was lovely) and never needed a second cup of coffee in the afternoons.

A privilege, we recognize, and we're so thankful to our family for watching the kids and feeding our pup while we were gone.


10 years.

Dear Blake,

We had plans for Paris. Walks along the Seine as the sun was setting. A small vow renewal, just us two. Champagne and cheese and chocolates. COVID had other plans, and this is the stuff of life, it seems.

In 10 years, we've brought two babies into the world. Slept through the night with a snoring bulldog next to us. Traveled across the world and back. Bought a home. Made it our own. Filled it with life. Built a career and a company and fought for them to grow. Fought for, ran for, spoke for justice. Made up our minds to fight for each other.

It feels like defying the odds, this continuation of young love. It isn't really. This is a kind of love that's older than we'll ever be.

Here's to 10 more. It'll go faster than we think. What an adventure.


Turning 31.

a note from Blake, reminiscent of the first time he said "I love you." cards and books and calls from friends. a flower delivery from my team at work. toddler arms wrapped around my legs. French food (indoors!) and pie to top it off. lucky, indeed, for another year and people to share it with. 



One June morning that I took off, in the most beautiful weather. The kids raced each other to the statue and ran around with a kite, and it was almost as if things were back to pre-COVID days.


Last day of preschool.

Hugo finished preschool this week - an anticlimactic finale, but who really needed those extra 3 months of school, anyway? ;)

And Maisie found my lipstick for the occasion. We need to hide all of our valuables from her these days.


From the start of summer.

Maisie's favorite phrases right now: "Oh, great!" "Gonna be fun!" "I do it." "Watch Frozen, please?" "Mine." "Go outside?" "Yucky boogie." "I go with you."

Hugo's favorite phrases right now: "Does anyone want to play with me?" [he knows how to push buttons] "Let's pretend I'm a balloon, you are a frog, the house is made of cheese, etc. etc." "Want to hear a joke?"