Monday, January 30, 2017

Instagram January 30, 2017 at 07:31PM

Turns out, a mustard pencil skirt is filling a big role in my wardrobe! #llrcassie @lularoemindyshively . . . I feel the dissonance of posting stuff like this while feeling constant nervous tummy, even nausea, at each new development from our administration, but I also feel like I'm not going to stop living my life. At least for now, I'm trying to do both things: live my life with joy, and participate in the political protests in whatever way I can. First up, not counting the #womensmarchonwashington, is faxing Toomey's regional office to voice my deep concern about Devos, the immigration ban, the security council, and the repeal of the #ACA. #nohate #nowall #noban #powertothepeople via Instagram

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Instagram January 29, 2017 at 03:00PM

Three birthday gifts in one pic: some play nails (I predict they last less than 15 minutes!), one of six based necklaces PJ made earlier today, and her mustard dress. #PJis5 #MightyPJ via Instagram

Instagram January 29, 2017 at 11:24AM

PJ's new mustard dress is perfect with her #llrleggings; I'm in my new #llrcassie skirt, which doesn't quite match PJ, but I still needed a pic. via Instagram

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Instagram January 28, 2017 at 08:20PM

PJ asked for a braid "hair salon" after our shower. She tells me this is how to do an "open mouth smile." You do you, kiddo. #PJis5 #MightyPJ via Instagram

Instagram January 28, 2017 at 03:37PM

Scenes from a successful birthday party this morning! Now we're busy getting ready for our family to arrive for round two! #PJis5 #MightyPJ #PJandMax via Instagram

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Instagram January 26, 2017 at 02:51PM

After a fourth (!!) time thru the #chocolateworld ride, we're headed home to do a little birthday baking while Max naps. #MightyMax was overwhelmed the first time thru, but very engaged and excited for subsequent rides. His new fav word is "chocolate!" #PJis5 via Instagram

Instagram January 26, 2017 at 02:24PM

Ready to make our custom chocolate bars! #PJis5 #chocolateworld #MightyPJ via Instagram

Instagram January 26, 2017 at 02:24PM

Our finished chocolate bars! #PJis5 #chocolateworld #MightyPJ via Instagram

Instagram January 26, 2017 at 01:12PM

Birthday milkshake! #PJis5 #chocolateworld #llr #mommydaughter #twinning via Instagram

Instagram January 26, 2017 at 12:02PM

The birthday girl and her brother enjoying their #chocolateworld ride treats! #PJandMax #PJis5 HAPPY BIRTHDAY PJ!! via Instagram

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Instagram January 25, 2017 at 11:33AM

Five years ago right now, I was at work wrapping up a training for coworkers who would be covering for me while I was on maternity leave. Then I went home, packed my bag while Paul installed the car seat, and went to my obgyn who confirmed that, yup, my water had broken earlier that morning! Tomorrow, my baby will be FIVE!! via Instagram

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Instagram January 24, 2017 at 07:39PM

Found a hair tie and demanded I put it in, then stood here saying "cheese!" until I took his pic. He keeps pulling it out and bringing it back to me, and demanding, "head! Head!" pointing to the top of his head. Then he stands patiently while I put the pigtail back in for the umpteenth time! #MightyMax via Instagram

Monday, January 23, 2017

Instagram January 23, 2017 at 10:02PM

So happy with this etsy purchase for the kids' birthdays! For their bikes! #PJandMax via Instagram

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Instagram January 22, 2017 at 07:36PM

After the amazing #womensmarch yesterday and a busy morning at church today, it was so nice to have a cozy afternoon at home with my three favorites. #PJandMax #AskeyFamily via Instagram

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 02:26PM

We've moved a bit! In sight of a jumbotron now! #womensmarch #crowdedX2 @hannahhardatwork @mugabooga @snoozinsuze @bess_linger via Instagram

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 02:26PM

There's people in trees. Drum circles. So many people. It's amazing. #womensmarch #crowdedX2 @hannahhardatwork @mugabooga @snoozinsuze @bess_linger via Instagram

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 02:25PM

Still haven't made it to Independence Ave but we're in the midst of everything! Kinda stuck where we're at now tho. #womensmarch #crowdedX2 @hannahhardatwork @mugabooga @snoozinsuze @bess_linger via Instagram

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 12:17PM

We are here! #womensmarch #crowdedX2 @hannahhardatwork @mugabooga @snoozinsuze @bess_linger via Instagram

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 11:13AM

Since breakfast plans didn't work out, we're having lunch and, thankfully, using a decent bathroom before heading back into the fray! #womensmarch #crowdedX2 @hannahhardatwork @mugabooga @snoozinsuze @bess_linger via Instagram

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 09:45AM

After a snafu with one smartcard we're finally on a train headed to the #womensmarch @hannahhardatwork @mugabooga @snoozinsuze @bess_linger via Instagram

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 08:24AM

This is outside the Shady Grove metro station, and it's already #pussyhat as far as the eye can see! #womensmarch @snoozinsuze @mugabooga @bess_linger @hannahhardatwork via Instagram

Instagram January 21, 2017 at 08:05AM

Coming up on Shady Grove metro station, we're waving to cars & buses full of women all around us! #womensmarch @snoozinsuze @mugabooga @bess_linger @hannahhardatwork via Instagram

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Instagram January 18, 2017 at 09:33PM

I'm so excited to participate in the Women's March on Washington this Saturday! I'm marching for my daughter and my sister and my mom, and all the amazing, strong women in my family. #WhyIMarch @womensmarch via Instagram

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Instagram January 17, 2017 at 12:03PM

This week I'll be making another poncho for this cutie's little cousin! Link in profile or DM me to order a custom #poncho for your kiddo! #RidingHoodPoncho #SUAT #handmade #sew #carponcho #carseatsafety via Instagram

Instagram January 17, 2017 at 09:58AM

Elsa required an Elsa braid and flower in her hair today. I was happy to oblige! via Instagram

Monday, January 16, 2017

Instagram January 16, 2017 at 02:26PM

Loooook at my beautiful snaps! Whose kiddo needs a fleece poncho for safe, warm carseat rides? Message me for pricing and logistics! @stitch_upon_a_time #RidingHoodPoncho #SUAT via Instagram

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Instagram January 08, 2017 at 03:46PM

PJ let me braid her hair after taking a shower with me. She requested three braids, and then showed off her new eye-crossing skills for the picture. #MightyPJ #SillyPJ via Instagram

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Instagram January 07, 2017 at 03:36PM

Plum tuckered out. Miss PJ got everything she asked for today: a #PAfarmshow milkshake, a gumball, a ride on the merry-go-round, a ride on my back in the #tula, to see the chickens, and finally on the way out we found the peacocks and got her a feather. Also noteworthy: Paul and I managed to eat delicious #PAfarmshow2017 food and still stay low carb: we didn't touch the kids' milkshake, and we only ate beef brisket with no bbq sauce, mushroom salad, and cream of mushroom soup. By next year, I think we'll be able to give ourselves a cheat day, but it was important to not cheat this early in our #lowcarb journey this year! via Instagram

Instagram January 07, 2017 at 03:19PM

The kids with some animals at the #PAfarmshow2017 #PAfarmshow #PJandMax via Instagram

Instagram January 07, 2017 at 03:05PM

Butterfly House at #PAfarmshow #PAfarmshow2017 via Instagram

Friday, January 06, 2017

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Instagram January 05, 2017 at 09:54PM

Tonight's #LowCarb offering: freshly made tuna salad over salad greens with cucumber and tomato, and garnished with a big chunk of toasted cheddar because I can do that in my new ceramic sautée pan! And because I was jonesing for carbs today, so I needed to treat myself with a low carb favorite (the toasted cheddar alone is reason enough to go buy yourself a ceramic nonstick pan. Trust me. @bialettiusa) via Instagram

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Instagram January 04, 2017 at 08:40PM

A grown up plate of this kale salad: seriously, so good. Yay clean eating! via Instagram

Instagram January 04, 2017 at 07:28PM

Tonight's #LowCarb dinner is salmon, plus a new recipe for kale salad garnished with roasted squash, with a great tahini vinaigrette dressing. Much to my surprise and delight, PJ even ate some!! And Max ate two bites too! Color me amazed. via Instagram

Instagram January 04, 2017 at 07:30AM

Day 5 of #Sphere22DayChallenge #RKRunner @runkeeper via Instagram

Monday, January 02, 2017