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  • Prioritizing Girl Time

    January 21, 2014


    I’m so lucky to have really great girlfriends!!!  I’ve been part of a book club for almost two years, and from the beginning I knew how great it was to meet up with other women to gossip, to eat, to drink, to laugh, and to cry (every once in a while it happens). Before Annabelle I never had to prioritize girl time.  It just seemed to happen.  But since I’ve had a baby I realize more than ever how important it is to make time for girlfriends.  Sometimes it’s just getting together on a Sunday for an hour for a drink at the grocery store with a couple of girls, but that time is worth more than any amount of money.

    I really look forward to those random Sundays that we find the time together or the Friday lunches or the monthly Book Club gatherings.  Even though there are nights that I’m exhausted and just want to go to bed (and Book Club is probably the last thing I need to be doing), but I know that if I just put some comfy pants on, grab a bottle of wine, and go that I’ll have some great laughs and it’s exactly what I need.  And it’s so true, I’ll come home, lay down and smile, saying a little thank you for the wonderful girlfriends I have.  And above is a picture from a couple months ago at one of our Book Club gatherings.

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  • 2013 Year at a Glance

    January 20, 2014

    I can’t believe that 2013 is already over and January is almost past us as well.  This past year has been full of so many new adventures, becoming a parent being at the top of the list.  I feel so lucky we’ve had such a healthy, happy, and blessed year full of so many great memories.


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  • November {iphone style}

    December 11, 2013


    1. Celebrating a friends new job.
    2. Date night at Sage Student Bistro.
    3. 10 weeks old.
    4. Gnocchi with mushrooms, lardons,and a white wine sauce.
    5. 12 weeks old.
    6. Best Lobster & Shrimp Mac & Cheese at Block 16.
    7. Dusty at Denver Wordcamp.
    8. I’ve been trying to sew a little when Annabelle’s napping on the weekends.
    9. Happy Annabelle.
    10. Ramen in DC at Daikaya.
    11. Le Buillon. Dusty went to a pre-opening fundraiser dinner.
    12. 13 weeks old.
    13. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Sightseeing in DC.
    14. Lincoln Memorial. Sightseeing in DC.
    15. Dusty and Annabelle sending me a selfie while I was in DC.
    16. Our little turkey!
    17. Homemade mexi-hash. Dusty and I had a really good breakfast dish in Minneapolis and we’ve started making it at home on the weekends.  It has potatoes, garlic, onion, sausage, sriracha sauce, cheese, tomatoes, avocados, and over-easy egg.  It’s very delicious!
    18. Gift from the wonderful photographers who have taken many of our pictures lately and our friends, The Mullers.
    19. Drinks at Le Buillon (new restaurant in the Old Market owned by chef Paul Kulik who owns one of our favorite Omaha restaurants, The Boiler Room).
    20. Date night at Le Buillon.

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  • October {iphone style}

    November 6, 2013


    1. Gift from Scott Blake, Barcode Artist
    2. Dusty & Annabelle at Farmer’s Market
    3. Dinner at Tiata
    4. Annabelle at her first Walk for the Cure
    5. Cupcake from new cupcake place in Old Market
    6. Annabelle & Great-Grandma
    7. 7 weeks old
    8. Date night at the Boiler Room
    9. Seafood Risotto with Scallops
    10. 8 weeks old
    11. Annabelle loves the mobile on her basinett
    12. Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala
    13. Flowers for a new mommy back at work
    14. Dusty dressed Annabelle in FlyWheel Attire!
    15. 9 weeks old
    16. Happy Halloween!
    17. Homemade pizza before & after
    18. Annabelle playing with all of her toys
    19 & 20. Thomas Keller’s Butternut Squash Soup (made this 3 times in 2 weeks it was so good)

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  • September {iphone style}

    October 13, 2013


    1. Annabelle’s first time at the bar. We sat on the patio at La Buvette.
    2 & 3. Some delicious food that our wonderful friends brought us during those first couple of weeks of parenthood.
    4. Evening stroll around the Old Market (on one of those nights when Beans wouldn’t sleep).
    5. Birthday dessert at Taita.
    6, 7, 8. Walking workouts & sleepy time for Annabelle.
    9. Date night at Whole Foods.
    10. Annabelle’s first wedding.
    11. La Buvette patio
    12. Dusty & Beans hanging out in bed.
    13. Pink, pink, pink.
    14. Thomas Keller roast chicken.
    15. Annabelle at work with Dad.
    16. Music at Soaring Wines Vineyard.
    17. Dinner at Dante.
    18. 1 month old.
    19. Flywheel dinner celebration.
    20. Annabelle at Barcamp.

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  • August {iphone style}

    October 10, 2013


    I thought it might be fun to share some of the pictures we take on our phones each month.  Even though the pictures we take with our “nice” camera are wonderful, we don’t always get to capture the things we do on a random Tuesday.  For the month of August I only have pictures from my phone but in the future I hope to share some from Dusty’s phone too.

    1. DIY artwork for the nursery.
    2. Gift from Dusty for the nursery.  We call him Pierre!
    3. DIY artwork for the nursery.
    4. DIY pillows for the nursery.
    5. Baby bump 38 weeks. Date night with Dusty before Annabelle was born.
    6 & 7. Quilt for nursery
    8. Nothing Bundt Cake. I won a bundt cake at a baby fair!  This cake is the most delicious thing I’ve ever had!
    9. Another quilt for the nursery. I had extra fabric and just couldn’t choose one pattern.
    10. Maha Music Festival.
    11. Framed art for nursery.
    12. Selfie of me before we left for the hospital to have Annabelle.
    13. Our little Miss Annabelle welcomes the world!
    14. Daddy & Annabelle
    15. One of our first picture as a family of three!
    16. Annabelle’s first ride home!
    17, 18 & 19. Our lovely friends brought us some delicious food the first few weeks after Annabelle was born.  All of the food was so wonderful!
    20. Annabelle at 1 week old.

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  • I’ve always loved period pieces and have always known PBS and BBC produce some of the best miniseries (at least in my opinion).  In fact, I’ve gone through Netflix on more than one occasion searching for “Masterpiece Theatre” and “Miniseries” to see if there were any new shows I haven’t seen lately.

    This year I found that both PBS and BBC put many of their most recent episodes on their websites.  Some of my current favorites are Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Land Girls, and Upstairs Downstairs.

    I’m a little obsessed at the moment and Dusty’s kind enough to watch them with me, even if he does it begrudgingly and often times makes fun of either me or the acting at some point during the show.

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  • Life Lately

    June 6, 2012

    (Lunch at Paris Food Truck)

    (Kate’s Last Night in Paris)

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