Relationships

CG Annual Trip

This weekend we are headed to Grande Lake for the annual CG reunion.  Our group of 8 girlfriends, since childhood, get together for a trip every year.  We started discussing have an annual trip when we were way too young to even think about how busy life would get one day. While some of us see each other weekly, and call each…

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Relationships

Baby Boy!

My Mom, Sister and I went to baby GAP a few weeks ago. We picked out a baby boy and girl outfit. Then, after I got the ultrasound, I gave them the envelope and they handed me the right gift.  Marcos and I met for a late dinner after work, nervously opened the gift at our favorite restaurant and ……

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Relationships

Baby Dreams

    Last night I had a dream that the baby had just come, at five months, and it was fine. It was a little girl. I forgot to buckle her into her carseat and she fell out, but it was all good. The baby slept with her eyes open and I freaked out…but it turned out, in the dream,…

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Relationships

Baby News!

Marcos and I officially announced we are expecting a baby on our fifth wedding anniversary. I have felt like my own elephant in the room on this blog because the baby thing has been such a huge part of my life and I’ve been wanting to share it, but not too early, because I was still processing. I still am.…

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Friday is Here

And we are asking how? So quickly? This week we are getting ready for major upcoming work events so we have had to put all the blogging goodness on hold until Monday. The wise words of Amy Poehler, from her book Yes Please!, have resonated with us this week. Amy explains that women should repeat the mantra: “‘Good for her! Not…

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Living in Denver, Relationships

An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert

Recently I went to a reception and talk by Elizabeth Gilbert in Denver. The reception before the event featured antipasto spreads, wine, and Elizabeth Gilbert. We got to meet Elizabeth Gilbert! Her demeanor was calm, genuine, and exuded friendliness. It has been a long time since I met a stranger (even though I have read every single one of her books)…

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Living in Denver, Relationships

Its the Weekend!

And what a week it has been. We are just giddy with a lot of exciting and unexpected changes coming our way over here. We hope you take time, like we are trying to do, to embrace the unexpected and see it as a gift. Have a weekend spent with some good friends and family. xoxo, Shan

Obsessed with, Relationships

Obsessed with-Parenting Podcasts

I must confess, being a non-parent,  that I listen to parenting podcasts– a lot. I feel like I am sneaking in on conversations that don’t pertain to me but getting really good cliff notes for an upcoming test. The podcasts are  entertaining as women, mostly, talk about breastfeeding, sleepless nights, and what to really pack for the hospital when you…

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Food Love, Relationships

Seder

Zach’s close family friends host a Seder dinner that Zach and his family have been going to since he was a little kid.  When I started dating Zach, I got to be a part of this wonderful tradition as well.  My first Seder was in 2003 and I look forward to it every year.  Kids run around, babies squeal, and the adults drink wine…

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Relationships

A Strategy for Anxiety

I sometimes struggle with anxiety. I can feel like everything is a priority 1 and it can keep me up at night. Recently a therapist friend told me something helpful to do before bed if you are feeling anxious. She said close your eyes. Now take everything you are thinking about and worried about and put it into a container.…

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