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Lindsay  My spirit animal is a mix of Sara Bareilles, Joanna Gaines, and a cat.

At two years and three months old, she had her first taste of ice cream. We thought it would be really exciting. She thought it was only OK. 😜 We did not finish it, and I ended up with a sugar headache. Whatever. Another milestone! πŸ˜‚

The most kindred of spirits can come together over dinner and baby kisses after almost exactly 20 years since their last hug. (Many years since the last phone call and e-mail too.) I'm grateful for spur-of-the-moment plans like this on a business trip and for a childhood friend who would make the drive through rush hour with a baby in tow to meet with me. πŸ’•

5-hour flight ✈️
45 minutes to get rental car πŸš—
1-hour drive πŸ›£
@innout before the hotel!
#priorities #innout #secretmenu

SUCH A TEASE! Headed to California (for training), and it's NOT San Diego. Even worse, my flight home later this week has a one-hour stop IN San Diego. 😩 YOU'RE KILLING ME, SMALLS.

Friday morning quietness.

I have zero work/life balance this week, but our new family room rug from @rugs_usa is giving me life. 😍

The chandelier we bought didn't work out, but four of these did the trick! Ship(lap) happens. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ #makingahouseahome #homerenovation #shiplap

This week has been FULL with Mother's Day, homework, and the new job, but I couldn't let six years (and two days) of marriage and almost 11 years together slip by without a mention! They say marriage takes work, but that doesn't mean it's hard. My marriage is actually pretty easy (seriously), and that's mostly thanks to this guy. Steady, transparent, witty, supportive, loving, and so damn smart. I must have been a saint in a past life! #sandiegowedding (πŸ“· by @alondavidphotography)

Cheers to the woman who taught her children what it means to be kind, adventurous, brave, creative, and fun. Never settling for being just a stay-at-home mom, she was PTA President, Area Coordinator for a theater program, my high school show choir's Parent Booster President and travel planner, chauffeur to every extracurricular for three kids (dance, voice, Taekwondo, sports, Boy Scouts, theater, etc.), and so much more. Now she volunteers with American Red Cross, plans group international trips, and writes a travel blog. She taught me that when others say mean things, kill 'em with kindness, even though they hurt your feelings. (Coincidentally, the few moms who were rude to her had teens who were mean to me. Ha!) She embraces others in all their differences which makes her the perfect kind of open-hearted traveler of the world. Her creativity was all over our home growing up, though the craftiness was mostly only passed on to one daughter. (Not me.) She is a daily survivor of Lupus, but she has NEVER let it hold her back from being an incredible woman and mother, even on the days I can only imagine she wanted to lay down and cry. She was a mother figure to many more kids than her own biological children. This is barely a tip off the iceberg. All this to say, cheers to this magnificent human being I get to call "Mom." πŸ’• Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Spending the day out with Wonder Woman! πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏼🌟 (Yes, she gets to pick her clothes. No, we don't veto anything.)

His, hers, and hers. 🍿 Somehow, S thought we could finish all of that! (We didn't.) Presley mostly pulled it into tiny pieces and watched me catch popcorn in my mouth.

Wherein we laugh about the vegetarian's daughter bringing salad to bed last night. So snuggly! πŸ₯—πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸ…

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