The (mis) adventures of our (sort of) young family

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Breast Cancer 3-Day

This post is way later than I expected it to be, and it’ll probably be shorter than I would’ve liked, but look to the next post for why (someone doesn’t like to sleep).

For those of you who have been hiding in a hole the past few months, I decided to participate in the Cleveland Susan Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day in August. Three days, sixty total miles of walking, and every participant raises $2200 for breast cancer research and support. Thanks to everyone who donated to me and especially to my brother, David, who issued a last minute call-to-arms to all his friends, I finished raising the $2200 the day before the race. Then it was just about making it through the walk.


The home stretch

Here we are, less than a week away from leaving Atlanta for a new life in Columbus, and things seem pretty scary. There’s so much packing to do, and Jordan keeps us constantly busy. I’m very sad because I feel like we won’t have much of a Christmas. Already, we’ve had to forgo our tree to keep that space free for boxes. I’m sure it’s all worth it, but I didn’t ever picture Jordan’s first Christmahanukwanzakah having no meaning or ritual to it. It feels kind of like the Thanksgiving night when we were eating Slim Jims in the car on the way to Cleveland.

We have gotten some awesome cards from friends with kids that always make me smile. Allen should be writing a post on Christmas Movie Day sometime soon, but the photos of everyone hanging around eating and talking are already in the gallery.

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Jordan has worn his Christmas outfit with Hanukkah bib to a few parties, and I think he’s a fan of lighting the Menorah.

Well, my lunchtime is almost over. It’s about 1:30, and we get out of work for the holiday weekend at 2 today, so I have almost successfully made it through my second-to-last day. Now we’ll just have to see if I can navigate through Buckhead and all the people crashing on the freeways to get home.

The Best Family in the World

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. In this crazy move process, I have been completely freaking out about getting everything done. My biggest fear was getting to Columbus with two of us and a baby and having no way to get our things off the truck. We don’t know anyone in Columbus, and the image of us in the snow with no way to get our things inside literally had me in tears on Monday.

Our amazing family came to the rescue though.


Sunshine Sunday!

After receiving a spontaneous invite for brunch from our friends Bruce and Peter, we went over to have a relaxing Sunday morning and to see Olivia. She sure has grown a bunch and definitely has a mind of her own! We can remember when she was just a little bitty baby girl.

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Congrats, Krista!

Just a quick congratulations to our friend Krista Krahn, who officially passed the bar in Minnesota and is now a bona fide attorney at law. We admire people who pass really difficult tests, and we bow down before those who can spend three years in law school without sleep as adults.


I’m sure we’ve all been watching the news and seen the horrible fires in Southern California. I used to live in Los Angeles, and I can’t imagine what it’s like either trying to keep your home or trying to get out of the area to somewhere safe. Allen and I complain about our house all the time, and I think we forget all too often how lucky we are just to have one.

We are thinking of our friends, our old coworkers, and some of my extended family who are there right now. We hope you are all safe and that your homes and belongings are safe as well.  Sneddons and CMU alums, you are especially on our minds.

It might not be politically correct or sensitive, but I have to officially admit that I’ve never understood why we haven’t figured out how to put out large fires in cities that border directly on large bodies of water. Even when our state of Georgia was on fire earlier in the summer, it was difficult to understand. I guess that’s why I’m the one with the drama degree from CMU – all the engineers could probably tell me exactly why.