Friday, January 20, 2012

Christmas in Houston

This Christmas was like a return to my childhood ones in California- wearing shorts and white lights on palm trees.  I can say wholeheartedly that I didn't miss the white Christmas experience of Minnesota one bit.
Unfortunately, our holiday experience was marred by Zachary's tonsillectomy on the 21st that stretched  into a miserable two-week marathon of pain.  I never again want to see my child hooked up to monitors showing his heart rate racing above 200 and his oxygen saturation rates in the 70's.  I have gained so much admiration for women whose children suffer from chronic conditions.  I honestly don't know how they do it. 

Random assortment of photos follow. 

Friday, December 9, 2011


So, I am now a mama to a three-year-old! Zachary turned three on Tuesday and we celebrated last weekend with a few of his friends at Chuck E. Cheese. Grandma and Grandpa came down from Kansas for the long weekend and we attended the Family Christmas concert by the Houston Symphony. Zachary is delighted by all things music- especially instruments. Pictures to be forthcoming (I hope).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


In case anyone is actually still out there, two is hard- not just two kids but Zachary at two. I never believed in the "terrible twos" before, but honestly I am just hanging on by fingernails and praying for age three.

But another reason for my blog silence can be attributed to our cross-country move. We left the cold winters of Minnesota for the blazing heat of Houston. The kids and I have been here two weeks and are still getting used to our new environment. Since I am now officially a SAHM (until I get admitted to the bar and find a job), I will maybe have more time to be a better blogger. Not holding my breath though.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


It doesn't get any better than this. Every minute, even in the midst of the chaos, I realize how fortunate I am.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our blonde bombshell

Just to compare the top two are Zachary

and this is our little Caroline

Big Brother

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Zachary is a big brother

His little sister Caroline Dorothea decided to preempt her scheduled c-section date of March 1 when my water broke at 6 am on Sunday, February 27. Pictures will soon be forthcoming, but she is smaller than big brother- only 19.5 inches and 7 lbs, 7 oz.