April 4, 2014

{ no-recipe recipe: shortcut lavender lemon honey ice cream }

I saw a recipe for lavender honey ice cream that I was more interested in eating than making. I had some lactose-free vanilla ice cream that needed to be eaten. I knew I had dried lavender buds, lemon extract, and honey. The rest is history. 

Shortcut Lavender Lemon Honey Ice Cream

Makes however many servings you want

Vanilla ice cream
Fresh or dried lavender buds, to taste
Lemon juice or lemon extract, to taste
Lemon zest (optional), to taste
Honey, to taste

Mix it all together. 

November 10, 2013

{ Baby! }

Joe and I are parents to a sweet baby girl!

Birth date: November 6th, 2013
Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz
Length: 21 inches

We adore her. It's funny how the little things can make you proud-- she wet a diaper, yay! She soiled a diaper, good job Emily!

October 16, 2013

{ The Pregnancy in Numbers }

Pounds gained: 33
Weeks pregnant: 37
Days remaining: 16
Times I get up at night: 2-3

July 29, 2013

{ 95 Days }

We have 95 days left to go. That's all.

June 5, 2013

{ Baby }

Hey, we’re pregnant! We’re 18 weeks along. For people who don’t have kids, another way of saying it is we’re 5 months pregnant! It’s exciting until I realize that this baby will actually have to come out of my body...I go weeks truly forgetting this fact.

One day last week I was concerned that I hadn’t gained any weight. In fact, I had lost weight at our last appointment and I texted my mom friends to see what they thought. By evening I had gained 5 lbs! I went from being worried I wasn’t gaining any weight to horrified that I now weigh more than I ever have in my life.

In 12 days we have our first ultrasound and yes we are finding out the sex!

November 16, 2012


Sylvie: yolo
Sylvie: I hate that word haha
Joe: okay
Sylvie: do you know what it means
Joe: yes
You Only Love OnlySylvie 

July 19, 2012

{ Years later, still wondering }

"I want it that way" / "No goodbyes" is the most confusing Backstreet Boys song ever.

Pop songs don't have to make sense, and they really don't.

July 2, 2012

{ The Faithful God }

Joe and I are memorizing one (or maybe two) fighter verses each week. I like the idea of sharing them on this blog.

Week 1: The Faithful God
Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the lord your God is God. The faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations." 

June 16, 2012

{ Bye Bye Kitty }

After one month, we decided to let Kitty go. When we got the kitten, Joe had just started taking allergy shots and he had hoped his allergies wouldn't be too severe. Actually, we had no idea he'd have the kind of reaction he did. He was generally miserable, was wheezing, required his inhaler, and so on.

Kitty went to a good home. She's a surprise graduation present to someone's girlfriend. I think she'll be happy there.

May 30, 2012

{ Kitty Cat Club }

Joe and I are cat owners! It's been annoying, interesting, entertaining, and above all-- a major productivity killer. This Memorial Day weekend we looked forward to doing nothing. Woah, that changed quickly when we decided to get a little kitty on a whim Saturday.

Meet Kitty.

May 24, 2012

{ If I were a fish }

Before Joe and I were married, he texted me something I still find really funny.