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I’m Listening To…

Shelby here. I recently moved offices and am finally able to walk to work (one of my lifelong dreams!).  It’s about a 25 minute walk, so I’ve been listening to podcasts while I stroll. My latest obsession is Still Processing – a podcast from New York Times culture correspondents Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. Brilliant social commentary about real issues…

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Style

Baby Boy Clothes

I am resisting the urge to the buy baby boy clothes.  The world seems overpopulated by baby boys at the moment so I have a lot of friends who will be sending baby boy clothes our way. That being said, here are some of the sweetest baby clothing companies with sweet options for boys! Our friend gifted us this romper…

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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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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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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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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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Travel

Tanzania – Safari

The last installment of our trip to Tanzania – SAFARI! We did two safari trips while we were in Tanzania. The first was to Lake Manyara National Park. We crammed 40 people from Rolina into a bus that was probably supposed to fit about 25 people. We saw some amazing animals that day, but the best part of the experience…

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Travel

Tanzania – Shirikisha and Mt. Kili

So excited to share more of our experiences in Tanzania today.  When the wonderful kids at Rolina were at school during the day, Jeff, Zach, and I would spend time in the neighboring towns outside of KwaSadala. One of my favorite people in Tanzania (and maybe, the world) is Cocaya. She is incredibly smart and passionate and beautiful. She founded…

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Travel

Tanzania – Rolina KwaSadala

Shelby here – it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I am excited to share my recent trip to Tanzania.  I’ll share various photos and stories over a series of blogposts this week. Experiencing a new country is why we travel, but having an experience that changes who you are as a person is extraordinary – and that is…

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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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