Puppy sitting.

June 20, 2016

I ask Adam if we can get a dog (well, 2 dogs) every day, usually more than once. I know we’re not really in a place where getting pups makes sense, but if even for a second I thought Adam was caving you better believe we’d be out there finding our little Theo & Owen (not that we’ve named our unborn dogs or anything…).

Since Adam works for Bark & Co. he gets access to all the dogs all.day.long. His company also has affiliations with a few rescues in the city, and I’ve been asking Adam since November if we could foster a puppy. For a while he was adamantly against it, mostly because he said I couldn’t “handle” giving the dog away at the end. Obviously, I have no idea why he would have thought that.

In any event, after months of asking, Adam finally gave in and a few weeks later I picked up our first little foster pup, Dev (since re-named Harper).

dev1dev4Dev got adopted basically immediately after we picked him up (which was great), so we had him for 5 days in total. In those 5 days we learned: 1. we need a bigger home with a backyard before we get dogs, 2. puppies are a lot of work. A lot.Β  3. Though they sleep basically all day, puppies do not sleep at night, and, most importantly, 4. we are in no way ready to be parents. Not even a little bit. But, boy did I love him and his little puppy belly.


Relationship Travel

Rum Punch and Sunburns.

If you didn’t hear, Adam and I have officially made it one year now (well, technically 1 year and 1 month at this point, but really who’s counting?). And because, as I have mentioned before, we’re always looking for an excuse to vacation, we…

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1 Year.

And just like that, one year passed. Adam, being married to you is nothing short of brilliant, frustrating, crazy and magical, all at the same time. I love you completely; you’re the best decision I ever made. I can’t wait to grow old, fat…

May 16, 2016
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May 9, 2016
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Much to my husband’s dismay, I’m not good at blogging. I really want to be, but have a tough time staying on top of it, being creative, and, most importantly, not falling asleep on the couch after work. I am finding there’s a similar…

May 2, 2016


The day after my birthday we took the train from London to Paris. Only having Amtrak to compare train travel to, we assumed the process would be similar and it would be a matter of showing up, grabbing a snack (obviously) and boarding. Somehow…

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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Adam and I are always looking for a reason to celebrate. We’d been talking about wanting to visit London and Paris for a while now, so when we realized 2016 was the year of my golden birthday,…

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