Saturday, December 26, 2009


This was taken Christmas eve (at 39 weeks.) Don't let the hat fool you; baby Nate is head down and ready to go. We were glad to get through housesitting and Christmas, plus a few last-minute errands, but are now quite eager to make his acquaintance.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Adventures in Petsitting/Housesitting

We are house- and petsitting this week at the beach. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. The three shihtzapoo's and one pug need us-to feed them promptly, do potty detail (which involves fending off the coprophagic pug who summons impressive speed/agility) and provide frequent cuddles and the occasional ball throw.

Since the dogs are adorable, and the house and setting magnificent, we eagerly signed up for this week, despite the impending arrival of baby Nate. We live a mile away and are completely packed for the hospital; what could happen, right? Well, a blizzard could (and did) happen.

We had a much different storm than did our inland neighbors-winds of 30 knots (gusting to 40) but much less snow accumulation as a result. As of Sunday morning, we have about a foot, compared to two feet in Annapolis and Northern Virginia . The winds Saturday morning:

So we are snowed in (although pretty sure the Jeep could make it out in a pinch) and making the most of it-pj's and sweats, lots of warm drinks/eats, Christmas music, wireless internet, roaring fire, snoring pug, etc.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Do you think the boy will have enough shoes? I bought only three of these (two of which were secondhand.) The rest are from family and friends. We have been similarly blessed in the clothing, toy, and baby gear departments. I have been book shopping for years, and got more great books as shower gifts, so we're good there, too.

To be sure, we are grateful not to have to spend a fortune on new everything, but the outpouring of love and support for this little man (who isn't even here yet) has been the best gift of all.