feeling stripey #styleteacher


On a Saturday where the sun finally peeked out, I felt like a sailor in the pants that Brandon hates the most and one of my favorite stripey shirts.  can you really enough stripes in your closet or am I the only one obsessed?  A happy day that definitely involved ice cream. Stripes, kids, husband, and ice cream, perfect.

and then it was 34 #styleteacher



Perhaps it is because there are 4 girls now in the house but I cannot help but think pink this spring.  Pink skirts, shirts, and jeans are all finding their home in my closet.  These jeans do not photograph well but they are are a pink blush color and I just wish they were a little bit longer.    I was torn whether I should keep them but then realized I will probably live in them come actual spring and early summer.

Oh and today happens to be my 34th birthday.  What a great year we have ahead of us since 4 is my lucky number.






Chill on a Friday

DSCN4670Thea asked nicely to show off her outfit, oh to have her courage in style…


something about a good pair of jeans #styleteacher



I love these jeans, my first pair of Joe’s jeans bought in San Francisco more than 7 years ago.  They still fit, they still work, and I have missed them so much in my pregnancy.  I am okay with spending ridiculous amounts of money on jeans if they last for this many years.  I am happy here because I actually got some sleep, Augustine and I take a nap together while doing K care at the hospital  It is one of my  the highlights of my every day.

after the baby #styleteacher


3 weeks after the birth of Augustine and I am back at school part-time.  This requires a lot of thought since I need baby feeding conducive clothing as well as things that fit okay. Yes, I know I look like I have lost all of baby weight, and I have almost, not by doing anything except getting weird sleep and running around like crazy.  However, before people get jealous, I have to say, there wasn’t much to lose.  My pregnancy was complicated and so I had problems gaining weight with it and since I missed out on the last 10 weeks of being pregnant I also didn’t go through a lot of weight gain at the end.  Is it nice to be able to fit into most of my clothes already, sure, but I would rather still be pregnant and not have a baby in the NICU…

That being said though, Augustine is doing well this week and we have started to see glimmers of discharge hopes within the next month.  Maybe then it will all really start to sink in.


final one with the belly #styleteacher


I didn’t know that this would be my last official pictures with my ever growing belly.  But they are.  A great casual outfit with old pieces that have served me well throughout a few pregnancies now.  I ventured outside in the hope of better lighting but instead got blurriness.  As the days turn lighter, I hope the pictures get better.DSCN4591

Hello happiness #styleteacher



That little pink blur behind is Miss Ida running through the shot.  I just have to laugh at my busy life, you cannot even get a picture without one of them popping up.  This was on a day we ran errands, I love my Wisco Kid tee I am wearing here even if you cannot see it.

mommy, is it a home day? #styleteacher


Ida trying to give me her milk…disaster followed…

There is something about the sheer excitement in Thea’s voice when she realizes it is another “home” day.  Conferences mean we get a comp day for all of our late nights and this day could not have been picked more perfectly.  The rain started early morning and once the temperature dropped to 20 degrees the first snow fell and stayed for 3 days.  It was bitterly cold so we made cocoa and cookies, which I then ate almost all of, so we made another batch.


Belly size: 24 weeks 6 days

Little miss Ida did not want to sit stillDSCN4508