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37 Weeks: Maternity Session

When I first asked our friend, Jenelle, to do this maternity session for us, I didn't really intend on sharing these photos. I just wanted to have a permanent memory of […]

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2016: Intentions

I still have the first diary I ever received, a small, red, leather-bound book sealed with a gold lock and key, sitting under the tree on Christmas day in 1983, […]

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Pecan Roca

When Elie and I first started dating, we had an agreement: I would cook and he would play guitar while I cooked. It's been a successful arrangement, one that makes […]

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A Baby Shower

Only two days away from Christmas, I’m sitting in the early morning darkness beside a brightly lit tree, reflecting on the meaning of this season: the miracle of the birth […]

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Week 32 Pregnancy Updates and Matzo Ball Soup

This past weekend, our home was filled to overflowing with many of my closest women friends and family, here to celebrate Bubbles and my transition to motherhood. I felt like […]

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29 Weeks: Babymoon in Austin

I had to go to Austin last week for one day of meetings for work, so we decided Elie would join me and we would turn the trip into a […]

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Maternity Photos, 25 Weeks

It's hard to believe we have less than three months to go until we get to meet this sweet baby of ours. Time slips by quickly, filled to overflowing with […]

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Butter-Toasted Whole Grain Pumpkin Bread

I've been fighting it, but I have finally accepted that one of the only ways I’m going to eat my vegetables during (at least this phase of) my pregnancy is […]

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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

I've been trying my best not to eat too many sweets during my pregnancy, but I think this baby definitely has his or her father's tastebuds! We've been putting Elie's […]

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Pregnancy Week 21, A Prayer

In my yoga practice this morning, my yoga teacher, Amy, began the class with a story about her 10 year-old daughter.  As they were on their way to school the […]

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