Life Lately


Whew. Life sure is a whirlwind these days. I’m back in the swing of things at work, but I’m still feeling tired with the early morning wake-ups. My days are a lot busier now that I’m only on campus 3 days a week – the time flies! I absolutely love being at home 2 days at week, and am SOO happy I asked for more flexibility. I really miss Em when she’s in the nursery, but I know she is enjoying being with the other babies. We both got colds last week, and then I starting running a fever last night – so many more germs now that we’re out in the world.


We’ve had some nice weather and fun weekends these past few weeks. We took a picnic blanket to a fun outdoor bar, The Rustic, and it was the perfect setup to enjoy a drink and live music with a little one. We also picnicked at the arboretum with friends, and their toddlers made me both excited and scared for what’s coming next.


Matt and I had a fabulous date night at Dallas staple Lark on the Park – we had a cheese plate and red wine and the most amazing scallop and pork dishes. Even though Em was asleep in her carrier beside us, it felt like old times out on the town.


I’m a little lost in terms of blogging these days. We aren’t doing as much exciting stuff, and I don’t know how much you want to hear about life with a baby. Any requests?

Enjoy the rest of the week.

  • Liz
    February 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I would love to hear more about baby Em. She is adorable!

  • Samantha
    February 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I would love to hear about life with a baby and more baby posts combined with food!

  • Dana
    February 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    My baby is not much older than yours, so I would definitely like to hear more about life with a baby. It’s definitely a journey. It’s pretty much all I blog about these days, and will probably be that way until my daughter is older, I can go more places, and my daughter can stay awake for more than 2 hours! No shame.

    I admire your ability to go out and do stuff like a normal human! I haven’t been brave enough to venture to a restaurant, but reading your blog makes me want to try!

  • Mom
    February 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I would love 100 photos of Emerson in each blog post. Well, I guess I’d settle for fifty.

  • Danielle
    February 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Maybe more stuff about life with a baby? My little man is only a couple weeks younger than your little girl. I’d like to see similar experiences to mine.

  • Ellen
    February 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    would love to hear more about life with your cute baby and anything food and meal related!!

  • Kat
    February 8, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Reporting from the other side: toddlers are great. You’ll love it. Just keep sharing real life. The rest of us aren’t exactly wild things either so it’s nice to know we’re in it together.

  • Taryn
    February 8, 2017 at 9:12 am

    So great you can work 3 days/week! I did that until my oldest started kindergarten last September, then transitioned to 5 days/week. I found the change was too hard, especially with my 3 1/2 year old in childcare every day. So I have now backed down to 4 days/week and it feels like a nice balance. Always hard to find the right balance between work and mom. Would love to see pics of meals!

  • Melissa
    February 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Emerson is adorable! I love hearing about your life and now with the baby, its even more exciting! So happy you’re able to be home with her too. My kids are all grown, and time goes by way too fast. I wish I would have been able to spend more time with them when they were little.

  • Katy
    February 8, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I love your updates- even if they’re all baby! I’m about to become a first time mom myself, and will also be returning to work several days a week. I’d like to hear more about how you’re managing baby, work and life!

  • Krista
    February 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Toddlers are the best! You will love it! I swear it just gets better and better.

  • Jen
    February 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Love day in the life type posts!
    Em is absolutely adorable- and yes, the toddler years are both exciting and terrifying!

  • Kate
    February 16, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Love reading about your new life – also a new first time mum and would love to hear more about your routine etc with Emerson! Baby details are the best!

  • Patricia
    February 20, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Love baby updates! I have a 6 week old at home…