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Last Days of Summer

We are taking full advantage of summer today as we feel the seasons start to shift in Upstate NY. We spent the morning doing some outdoor yoga with this beautiful view of lake Ontario (pictured). This is one of our favorite spots to go to for food on the lake, and during the summer they clear the deck for some Saturday morning yoga. Now we intend to spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun by our pool. We both love summer, but are also looking forward to cool nights, fires, and pumpkin spice in the weeks to Read more »

Orphaned Baby Chipmunks

Yesterday on our afternoon walk with Fred, we stumbled upon a tiny baby chipmunk- and I mean stumbled because Ken had to practically push me from nearly stepping on the little guy! We then noticed another nearby who was not looking very active :( They were so tiny and cute! Their little eyes were still closed and they could Read more »

Beach Days

We love the lakes of Upstate New York! We are fortunate to live only a few minutes from Lake Ontario. If you have never been, Lake Ontario is one of the Great Lakes. The lakes are so big that you can’t see the other side beyond the horizon. So it feels like you are at the ocean. During the summer, we often go to the beach Read more »

Giraffe Spotting

One of our favorite activities is finding walking trails and hiking spots with our dog, Fred. Recently we have really enjoyed a walking path in our neighborhood that leads to a park by the zoo. Over the past summer we have watched a family of swans grow. We often spot turtles sun bathing. But the neatest part of this trail Read more »

The Nursery

We have made a lot of progress on the nursery. We hoped for it to be a calming, comfortable, and nurturing space for a future baby to grow in. We really loved making the space gender-neutral too. Eventually we look forward to having the space be filled with toys and lots of books. Our dog Fred gives the nursery his stamp of Read more »

Summer Lake Getaway

We rented a cabin on one of the Finger Lakes this weekend and enjoyed a long weekend away! Ken’s favorite part of our trip was a sunset paddle board we did- it was so serene! Brenna enjoyed our Sunday morning brunch and walk around a charming historic town nearby. We are looking so forward to weekends on the lakes with a Read more »

Adopting and Pro-Choice

This is a political post, and may not appeal to everyone. However, we value transparency, and if our beliefs do not align with yours, we think that is okay. It is probably better for us to know that now than to learn it later. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is weighing heavily on us right now. We Read more »

6 Year Wedding Anniversary

We got married on 6-18-2016, so yesterday we celebrated 6 years of marriage! We celebrated with a nice dinner at one of our favorite little Italian restaurants. We enjoyed the day just sitting out in the sunshine listening to music. Brenna received a bouquet of hydrangeas (our wedding flower, and her favorite flower) in a Read more »

Spring projects

We have been busy these past few weeks with Spring projects! Last weekend we went to the flower market and picked up some beautiful flowers for our front. We also planted our summer herb garden, lettuce, and tomatoes. There really is nothing better than fresh herbs from the garden for cooking! We have also been working on Read more »

“Grandpa” is 1 year cancer free!

Brenna speaking here- my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in late 2020. But don’t worry… this is a happy post! He was able to get fantastic care at our local medical center, including being enrolled in a clinical trial for an experimental cancer treatment drug. 1 year following treatment we are SO HAPPY to Read more »

Preparing for a baby

Since starting the adoption process, we have hesitated to set up a nursery and fully prepare our space for a baby. Perhaps the hesitation stemmed from superstition, not wanting to “jump the gun,” or just to protect ourselves emotionally- we fully understand we may have a long and winding road ahead in our adoption Read more »

Our Hope for You, Considering Adoption

You may be pregnant and considering your options right now. We can’t begin to understand all that may be on your plate and the emotions you are or are not experiencing. We want you to know that we are a pro-choice couple. We believe that only you know what is best and what will work for you. Here are some of our Read more »

How we hope to raise a child…

We have always wanted to have a child together, and are looking so forward to this next chapter. Eventually we imagine having two children, but will start with one first! We do believe we have a beautiful life to offer a child. We have been fortunate to be able to establish a beautiful home and a loving relationship to bring Read more »

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