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Darrin and I spontaneously decided to turn what was supposed to be a quick trip to the downtown FedEx into a semi-fancy lunch date at Basil’s, a charming little restaurant with a balcony that overlooks the hustle and bustle of the IDS Tower and the…
Darrin and I spontaneously decided to turn what was supposed to be a quick trip to the downtown FedEx into a semi-fancy lunch date at Basil’s, a charming little restaurant with a balcony that overlooks the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading →
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This pregnancy has done wonders for my ability to grow and strengthen my fingernails. WONDERS. I don’t think my nails have ever been this long since, well…as a 90’s high school girl chomping on bubblegum and twirling her high pony tail would say, “LIKE,…
This pregnancy has done wonders for my ability to grow and strengthen my fingernails. WONDERS. I don’t think my nails have ever been this long since, well…as a 90’s high school girl chomping on bubblegum and twirling her high pony … Continue reading →
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Darrin and I wondered down and around the Stone Arch Bridge yesterday afternoon right before a downpour of rain drenched Minneapolis and every poor walker or jogger who had gambled that the weather’s brief moment of sunshine was going to last a bit longer…
Darrin and I wondered down and around the Stone Arch Bridge yesterday afternoon right before a downpour of rain drenched Minneapolis and every poor walker or jogger who had gambled that the weather’s brief moment of sunshine was going to last … Continue reading →
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Gripping my stomach in blog pictures is apparently the “new norm” around here, partly to show off the ever-growing bump but mostly to remind myself that yes, I am growing a baby and no, carrot cake does not count as a healthy vegetable option for baby’s…
Gripping my stomach in blog pictures is apparently the “new norm” around here, partly to show off the ever-growing bump but mostly to remind myself that yes, I am growing a baby and no, carrot cake does not count as … Continue reading →
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It’s a darn good thing they tell you to sleep on your side throughout pregnancy because the nausea I felt throughout my first trimester completely eliminated any other sleeping position. Head propped on a pillow. Knees bent. With my arms cradling another…
It’s a darn good thing they tell you to sleep on your side throughout pregnancy because the nausea I felt throughout my first trimester completely eliminated any other sleeping position. Head propped on a pillow. Knees bent. With my arms … Continue reading →
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I’m at that stage in my pregnancy where my baby bump looks less like a bump and more like I just spent the entire afternoon eating my way through an entire bag of Doritos. And while I’ll confess that I may have spent yesterday’s lunch hour doing just…
I’m at that stage in my pregnancy where my baby bump looks less like a bump and more like I just spent the entire afternoon eating my way through an entire bag of Doritos. And while I’ll confess that I … Continue reading →
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I wasn’t a stranger to the maternity clothing section before I was pregnant. I mean, maternity clothes are made to be comfortable, stretchy, and soft, so my mind would always translate the section of the store marked “Maternity” to “Clothes That Look Cute…
I wasn’t a stranger to the maternity clothing section before I was pregnant. I mean, maternity clothes are made to be comfortable, stretchy, and soft, so my mind would always translate the section of the store marked “Maternity” to “Clothes … Continue reading →
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Today is THEE DAY, my friends. My last official day as a graduate student pursuing my master’s degree in English Literature. Tonight I’ll defend the thesis project that I’ve spent the past year preparing for and the last semester writing. The thesis that…
Today is THEE DAY, my friends. My last official day as a graduate student pursuing my master’s degree in English Literature. Tonight I’ll defend the thesis project that I’ve spent the past year preparing for and the last semester writing. … Continue reading →
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Now that the sun has started to grace Minneapolis with her presence, she’s been annoyingly exposing the thick layers of dust that I’ve purposefully neglected to clean throughout our apartment. A decision that was often accompanied by a “who cares if you…
Now that the sun has started to grace Minneapolis with her presence, she’s been annoyingly exposing the thick layers of dust that I’ve purposefully neglected to clean throughout our apartment. A decision that was often accompanied by a “who cares … Continue reading →
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Yesterday we had our first trip to the doctor’s office that didn’t involve any poking or prodding or blood drawing or pants dropping or any other procedural method that needed to be explained to me before it was performed. Our first “normal” checkup. And…
Yesterday we had our first trip to the doctor’s office that didn’t involve any poking or prodding or blood drawing or pants dropping or any other procedural method that needed to be explained to me before it was performed. Our … Continue reading →
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The past few days here in Minneapolis have been chilly and rainy, but I can’t complain because 1) April showers > April snowfalls. always. and 2) Darrin and I take the rain pretty personally. Nearly all of our relationship’s “major moments” have been…
The past few days here in Minneapolis have been chilly and rainy, but I can’t complain because 1) April showers > April snowfalls. always. and 2) Darrin and I take the rain pretty personally. Nearly all of our relationship’s “major … Continue reading →
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Darrin and I are feeling an extra dose of love and thankfulness this Easter! Baby Beekman, who has limited my diet to Goldfish, Jolly Ranchers, and Cheerios for the past few weeks, will be arriving this September, and we are overjoyed! I asked Darrin,…
Darrin and I are feeling an extra dose of love and thankfulness this Easter! Baby Beekman, who has limited my diet to Goldfish, Jolly Ranchers, and Cheerios for the past few weeks, will be arriving this September, and we are overjoyed! … Continue reading →
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Just a poor, married, graduate student living on love and Hamburger Helper in the heart of Minneapolis.
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Check out Sometimes, Gracefully to read more about my tiny family's adventures and misadventures. And maybe laugh a little. 
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I love my red-headed husband to pieces. And I would if I could eat cheesecake everyday for the rest of my life.
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