1.1.19! Happy New Year

January 2, 2019
I didn’t mean to disappear for so long, but . . . life happened.  Our trip to Philadelphia happened, too!  The blog reno is almost done, and while I hoped to have it for 1/1, it will likely show up next week (don’t worry, I’ll let you all know when to make sure you click through to check it out, if you usually read on feedly).
I know many of you were excited about some planner posts — I apologize for the delay, but I think I just got a bit plannered-out, if that’s even possible.  Or more accurately, I just ran out of time/energy to finish prepping my own planner, and I didn’t want to show you all a half-finished product.  Our trip to PHL last week was great for family bonding, but there was little bandwidth for much else.
Like planners.  Or blog posts.
Anyway, I hope you are all still with me, because I am absolutely dying to get back into more of a routine, and am excited to announce that we are MOVING in 2 days to our new home in Cooper City, FL.  I do plan on sharing (gradually, as I finish prepping/get it into use!) my 2019 Hobonichi Cousin setup, so stay tuned for that if interested.  As usual, I will continue to post planner-related pix on shubox_plans, so you can follow there for quick posts/photos, too.
I have many pent-up posts for you.  Nighttime routine thoughts.  Moving-related things.  Baby sleep updates (spoiler: it’s still not so great).  Workout plans for 2019!  Resolutions (or lack thereof).
But for now . . . I will continue watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo!!!!!  (!!!).  And we will see if perhaps I can do a January blog streak to let out all of those pent-up posts, as I have attempted in previous years . . .  here we go!
(Not going to do a whole trip recap, but here are a few highlight pix):
snuggly airport baby
(this girl became extremely attached to me on this trip.  I recognize that’s a bit odd to say because of course she’s always been attached, but she was just very vocal about wanting me.  Not going to lie: I kind of loved it.)


SNOW!  We went tubing at Blue Mountain so the kids could experience snow without the commitment of a real ski day.  Next year I think we’ll go for skiing!
COLD park experiences (none of which lasted long.  I realized I have never really had non-infant children during an actual winter before, and I have no idea how you all do it.)
From our live podcast taping (at Laura’s house!)


grandma snuggles


Nok Hockey.  Family fun for all (including G who just like to sit down in the middle of the game).


Random shot of the IKEA measuring tape — 2 kids big enough for Smalland!  WIN!
(In case I haven’t declared my undying love for IKEA recently:  I love IKEA!  So, so much.)


1.1.19 in the Hobonichi Techo Cousin

PS: I’ve emailed the first 4 commenters to the Amelia Lane post, asking for addresses – please respond ASAP so I can get these on their way!



  • Reply Ilana March 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Congrats on the move! I grew up in CC-great place for your kiddos. Love your posts and podcast; I tune in from Miami and the shore.😍

  • Reply Kelsey March 10, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Excited for the blog redesign. I hope it has tags or categories of entries!

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