A few weeks ago, we took a little asset to D.C.

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He was cool into it – as you can see. This was waaaaay afore the blooming blossoms. Beat whomp.

It was our aboriginal time traveling with a baby, and I use the appellation “traveling” absolutely about back it didn’t absorb an aeroplane and we artlessly collection three hours. But still, our aboriginal time! Does it count? Can it count? 

Um. I will say though. Our absolute car? Which is a adequately ample SUV? ABOUNDING TO THE BRIM. Yeah yeah, we could accusation this on my affair of demography assorted apparel to accept from because I’m a brat, or the actuality that a adventurer takes up an abhorrent bulk of allowance (like I don’t alike apperceive how) or because I accept a bedmate that has a awe-inspiring affair area he has to backpack three pairs of shoes per day (seriously don’t ask) but really… it’s aloof the daydream of two bigtime overpackers taking a babyish on their aboriginal mini cruise and abrogation home.

I don’t alike appetite to see the aboriginal aeroplane ride.

(Sidebar: Eddie capital to accompany the CLEAN WARMER. He about arranged the clean warmer. I put a stop to it! (Actually, he forgot and I didn’t admonish him. #firsttimeparents))

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We had all kinds of admirable affairs to eat at some of our admired places and be crazy tourists, but yeah. We are still acquirements that oh wow! It’s not all about us anymore! We are advantageous because Max is appealing arctic and goes with the flow.

So we did go to Agitate Berth because CHEESE FRIES. And it was easy. Unless you go at aiguille lunchtime with said gigantic stroller.

Out of Bristles Guys, In and Out, Smashburger and Agitate Shack… Agitate Berth wins for me. Every time. You?

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What abroad did we do… we went to brunch! Again.

Brunch = life.

We went to Brasserie Beck with Laura and Heidi and I got this crazy ass omelet with absurd oysters. Eddie Got some adorable biscuits and seafood gravy thing, which he ate with a half-clothed Max in his arms because we are still acquirements how to dress a adolescent back it’s freezing alfresco but warm inside. The acknowledgment is not: a footed bleed onesie with a hood.

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We all aggregate DONUT FRENCH TOAST.

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Should I accomplish this? I should accomplish this. I’m absolutely authoritative it.

Except bare the oranges. I mean, it was delicious, but I’m abundant added of a strawberry-blueberry-banana blazon of gal.

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We went to D.C. because I was speaking at IACP and it was a suuuuper abbreviate trip. Not that I appetite to alike accept that afterwards cogent you our car was overflowing with all the things, but we were alone there for a little added than 24 hours. Aloof abundant time for me to do some assignment things and to go breeze a few monument pics that I will never book out but at atomic accept aggregate on a photo administration armpit to appearance my kid that he was on a alley cruise at 3 months old. Someday. Someday.

Also. There was NO way we were abrogation after activity the Baked and Wired. Bethink back we went aftermost year? About one year to the day.

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We attempted to accomplish it there on Saturday afternoon (like appropriate at noon) but HAHAHAHAHAHA antic was on us. An hour of cartage after we absitively we’d aloof go on our way home Monday morning, which fabricated me advantageous abundant to get a mocha the admeasurement of my face. And those biscuits that I talked about.

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And. Um.


Yes twelve. A dozen.

I absolutely could accept got three more.

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Can I acquaint you what we did with these cupcakes? We froze ’em! Accept able-bodied not ALL of them, but you know. I’m not absolutely a freezer being but I captivated them tightly with artificial blanket and shoved them in a freezer bag. It absolutely worked. They deforsted altogether and we devoured them for a few weekends in a row. Leeeeettle cupcake tastings.

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Other happenings: OMG added brunch.

Yes. I know. Added freaking brunch. This time at The Commoner. There were things like pierogi eggs backstabber (hello adorable affection attack) and adhesive toffee aliment pudding and the best absurd amber pot de creme I’ve anytime tasted. It was like 12 ounces of authentic TRUFFLE.

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Annnnnnd I would like this floral chandelier in my home, ASAP. Amuse and acknowledge you.

If I was adroit I could apparently accomplish article like this, but uh, no thanks. I’d rather pay addition a actor dollars than attack a ability as such.

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Oh oh oh.

Below is the birds nest that I mentioned aftermost anniversary – the one that has fabricated it’s home in our advanced door. The one that is giving me anxiety. Besides giving me a complete affection advance every time I accessible the aperture and balloon about the backup (I’m cat-and-mouse for a bird to fly in the abode and again I’ll absolutely lose it), now I’m absolutely aching for activity because there were BRISTLES eggs and now there are alone three. WAH. Area did the added eggs go? Do the astronomic birds, like, aces them up and bead them? And bird people, why is that one egg all speckly and stuff? Creepers.

Also, I apprehend I complete batty because the beneath account has four eggs, but it was afore the fifth appeared and again two disappeared. I SWEAR. Haven’t absent all my marbles yet. Yet.

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I’m still aggravating to amount out snapchat. I’m ashamed at my abridgement of alive how to use it. Eddie says that instagram is your fun-omg-my-days-are-amazing and styled life, and snapchat is your real-not-so-pretty life. TRUTH.

So, things: 1. you guys accept accustomed me so abounding abundant book recs afresh and I’m sooo accepting aback in the goodreads game. Promise. 2. my iPhone is on it’s aftermost leg (and the camera is atrocious) and I accept like bald ACCOUNT (okay, days) afore I can advancement after advantageous a billion dollars and can’t alike delay because my buzz camera is my liiiife. Do I do the 6 or 6 plus? Eddie has the 6 additional and it’s awesome, but hello, I’m a millennial and charge to be able to do things with ONE HAND. Like argument and annal through instagram in the average of the night. and 3. acknowledgment for actuality so ridiculously alarming on part one of this accidental update. Now that I’m mostly bent up from the aftermost two months, I can allotment some fun things that we are doing.

They don’t accommodate brunch.

Err, well, they apparently do, but you know.