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annnnd July is here July 1st, 2014

Well, due date passed yesterday, and still no signs of the arrival of baby burrito. Just playing the waiting game for now. Here’s what we’ve been doing to pass the time:

   

We visited Bao Bao at the zoo! Baby pandas really are all they are cracked up to be in this town. She was doing flips over the bamboo shoots, and tumbling down the rocks and everything. It was so comical it was almost like it was a fake scene from a movie, including the gasps and laughs of all the visitors on cue to her every movement. As Matt whispered as we walked away, "The real secret here is that it's just a 6 year old in a panda costume playing around in there."

We visited Bao Bao at the zoo! Baby pandas really are all they are cracked up to be in this town. She was doing flips over the bamboo shoots, and tumbling down the rocks and everything. It was so comical it was almost like it was a fake scene from a movie, including the gasps and laughs of all the visitors on cue to her every movement. As Matt whispered as we walked away, “The real secret here is that it’s just a 6 year old in a panda costume playing around in there.”

   

Finding new ways to like beets from our CSA share. You can't go wrong if you roast them and add cheese and honey drizzle and bread.

Finding new ways to like beets from our CSA share. You can’t go wrong if you roast them and add cheese and honey drizzle and bread.

   

Still biking my big burrito bump to prenatal yoga class  every Tuesday.

Still biking my big burrito bump to prenatal yoga class every Tuesday. It’s a wonder my feet can still find the pedals.

   

World Cup watching in bed with Bowser, lovely way to spend an afternoon relaxing.

World Cup watching in bed with Bowser, lovely way to spend an afternoon relaxing.

   

Baked mom's zucchini bread recipe!

Baked mom’s zucchini bread recipe!

   

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weekendy things February 24th, 2014

We had a pretty low key weekend that consisted of enjoying the warm-ish weather, doing things around the house, watching House of Cards season 2, a speaking engagement, a hike, and eating lots of Indian food on both Friday and Saturday night (it makes the baby kick around A LOT). Just the way I like it!

   

On Saturday night I gave a Pecha Kucha talk at Hierarchy DC about my 3D rendering work. It was a pretty inspiring night with a range of topics and speakers – and the 20 slides/20-seconds-per-slide format is pretty awesome in that it keeps things moving along quickly. That said, I’m glad it’s over, as public speaking events always stress me out a bit.

   

On Sunday we took Bowser dog for a stroll in Fort Dupont Park. We were the only people out there. Surprising for the 60 degree weather… He does love a good tromp through the woods, as do we.

   


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sun trying to come out

   

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intrepid explorer

   

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holiday in Delaware January 2nd, 2014

With Christmas falling on a Wednesday, it felt like we got in some extra holiday time this year. We spent 4 days in Delaware relaxing, hiking at the nature center with the doggies, going to the movies, seeing Elf and having dinner in Philly, going to Christmas Eve service, and of course indulging in all the cookies. ahhhh I love the end of the year.

   


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the masterpiece gingerbread house that Val and I made

   

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Matt is a great food artist

   

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relaxing, Bowser style

   

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I can’t believe that Val managed to get this pic of our well-behaving puupies at the tree

   

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’round these here parts… June 24th, 2013

Here’s what’s been going down lately, in the form of mediocre iPhone photos:

   

delcious CSA dinner by Matthew

delcious CSA dinner by Matthew


Matt made this amazing dinner of kale chips, daikon root with spicy seasoning, and chopped asian-type salad. it was omg amazing. loving summer and CSA deliveries.

   

doggie friends

doggie friends


Bowser and Obi had a playdate

   

photographers at the Lincoln Memorial

photographers at the Lincoln Memorial


we biked down to the Mall late on Saturday night. i was feeling touristy and wanted to see the moon

   

SUPERMOON and COLUMN

SUPERMOON

   

SUPERMOON and SCAFFOLDING

SUPERMOON and SCAFFOLDING


I can’t help but wonder if there are a lot of tourists who come to town this summer and feel pretty gypped about all the scaffolding covering the Wash Mon. I mean, I think it looks cool, but I have seen the real thing a zillion times.

   

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currently smiling because of… May 8th, 2013


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…fresh roses in my office — a sweet, thoughtful gift from our latest airbnb guest, who was visiting DC from Kiev. they even match my red photo wall :)

   

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…homemade guacamole, transported in Petunia’s basket for cinco de mayo celebrating

   

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…and lastly, Bowser, nappin’ SO HARD.

   

…also happy for, but not pictured: Jill is back on local soil!!!! (in case you missed it: her adventures across country and in South and Central America). We’ll get to see her this weekend!

   

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hello, Newman April April 1st, 2013

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Hello fans. It’s April already. You might have been wondering where we went. Probably not, but, in case you were, the answer is… …we’ve been working like dogs. No, seriously, look at Bowser. I’ve been teaching him how to answer my emails, so I have one less thing to do. Amazing, right? If you’ve gotten any messages from me lately that say “send me chewy bones” or “mor kibble plz” or “rub my tummy” – now you know. But seriously, work has been keeping me fully consumed. There have been multiple trips to my happy place, the Apple store, so I can’t complain!!! Matt has been pounding away on his thesis (“major paper” technically, though I like to call it his “minor paper” just to give him a hard time). I even helped him out with some renderings and diagram images for said major paper. We learned through this process that we can add “collaborative Photoshopping” to the list of things we don’t do well together, right underneath “driving together in the car.” It was mostly hours-long sessions of me as the obnoxious Nick Burns and Matt as an earnest Jennifer Aniston — “MOVE!!”

   

   

Anyways! That’s all the news that’s fit to print for now.

   

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Bowser + basketball March 19th, 2013



   

After me, Bowser is the next best basketball player in this family!

   

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nope March 14th, 2013


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Bowser is pretty serious about relaxing, especially once he is snuggled in his blanket cocoon for doggie nap time. Some days, no amount of coaxing will bring him out, even his entire toy collection lined up under his nose.

   

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Bowser heard it was a snow day… March 6th, 2013

   

…but no need to break out the sleds. We’ve gotten mostly rain and slush today… not quite the 5-10″ they were calling for. I knew it was being too optimistic to put out a bowl for catching snow for snow cream this morning. I jinxed it!!!! At least Pat Collins is keepin’ it real.

   

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best buds March 2nd, 2013


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Hope everyone is having a great weekend! <3    

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