Relationships

On Having Kids

The decision to have children naturally, or to adopt, or foster, is one that I have been exploring, obsessing, having daydreams, and nightmares about. Although I have had major anxiety, resisted, and often felt relieved to be “single” meaning without kids, I knew early on  that I would have children. (My husband Marcos as a baby) When I was lonely…

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Relationships

Inspiration – Celebrating 90 Years

  On Sunday we celebrated Zach’s grandmother’s 90th birthday.  Pretty incredible.  Zach’s mom had a brilliant idea of making a list of the 90 things we love about Grandma Jean.  She sent a request to family and close friends a couple of weeks before the celebration and got back great responses.  Some people actually listed things like, “her love of reading”,…

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Relationships

Scheduling Conversations

At night, when we are typically emotional, tired, and when I naturally want to talk about everything, is not a good time for us.  Talking via email or phone is not ideal, so its been a challenge to figure out when to sit down and figure things out.  I wish I could just breath and let things work themselves out…

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Relationships, Travel

Travel Planning

Hello! (Shelby signing on.)  Zach and I love to travel together and we have made it a priority to do at least one big trip each year.  Last year we went to Croatia in July for our honeymoon.  The year before that we went to Spain and the year before that, Japan.  Because I just started a new job, I…

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Relationships

How to Host an (actually fun) Baby Shower

Our friend Kaycee is having twins so we threw her a baby shower on a  sunny day a few weeks ago. Baby showers are events I usually dread (or used to before I was bitten by the baby bug). I naturally take one step back from games like measuring a pregnant tummy, putting a lot of effort into guessing baby…

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Living in Denver, Relationships

Have a happy weekend!

This weekend we are hosting a baby shower for our friend Kaycee . Later, Marcos and I are  going to “help” a friend sample wine for her wedding. I’m so happy when we can help with really hard choices like that. This weekend the weather will be amazing in Denver so I am going to brunch with Shelby and we will…

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Relationships

Our Colorado Wedding (Shannon and Marcos)

We got married at the Chatfield Botanic Gardens in Denver. We were members of the garden so we got a 20% discount on the venue. It was the only venue we looked at and it was perfect because you get to rent the whole space so people could wander around with their wine and feel like they had the space…

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