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stolen vacay.

my parents are in town this week. it’s their vacay, but mr. smith and i decided to piggy back their trip and disappear for a couple days too. so, after a weekend full of baby shower love — really, we have the most generous and loving family and friends, near and far — we’ve been […] Read more…

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60/40: the golden relationship rule.

last night my husband and i had dinner with a dear friend and her dad. after a quick catch up, we started talking about family and relationships. as we’re newlyweds and on our way to being new parents, we find ourselves having these types of conversations often. but last night our friend’s father, a very intelligent and intentional […] Read more…

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10 things i miss about me, pre-preggo.

don’t get me wrong, being pregnant with my first child is pretty awesome. considering some of the horror stories i’ve heard, i think i’ve actually had a pretty easy go of things. yes, it has very significant sucky points. and i’m terrified about my belly’s ability to keep up with what feels like the biggest […] Read more…

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new digs!

a couple weeks ago i wrote saying i was back to blogging and giving a synopsis of what i’d been up to this year. then i disappeared for a few more days. because i’m inconsistent and can’t be trusted in all actuality, i jumped the gun. NOW i’m back! and in a new home – […] Read more…

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always date a girl who travels.

after reading the article, Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels, and finding it relatively accurate but a bit negative in tone, i found this wonderful rebuttal piece. and while both articles feel familiar to me, there’s something to be said about this (sometimes painfully) honest and vulnerable take on the same idea. enjoy, fellow travelers. “not all […] Read more…

marriage material.

me: i can’t wait to see you! i miss your face and can’t wait to hear about your life. homie: YOU TOO — i feel like it’s been soooo fucking LONG!!! me: it does feel like it’s been a lonnnng time! do you look the same?! i don’t. i’m 800lbs and i drive a decked […] Read more…

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