Playing Catch-up

Oh hey there, 4 month blog break.  It certainly hasn’t been for lack of content, but we’ve been in a 4-month survival period from which we’re slowly emerging.  We took an un-blogged-about trip to Rochester NY for a wedding, where we found out about this little interloper:


10 weeks


13 weeks

19 weeks

19 weeks

And thus began the Lost Summer of going to work, coming home, melting into the couch, and never doing the dishes (Johnny does it, but I’m only just getting back into the groove of sometimes cooking dinner, eating it, and cleaning up after).  At this point, Baby Trailmix is kicking like a champ, Daddy is keeping house like it’s his job, and Mama is delighted to be at the point where chocolate sounds good again.

We did manage to do some fun things this summer, including trips to Montreal, Maine, Boston, and Minnesota, and photos from those trips may just get posted at some point.  In the meantime, I’ve got some other posts brewing –  a few killer recipes we’ve made, and a story about how our recent trip to Pottery Barn turned into an unexpected ordeal.  I’ve also been Instagramming more often than blogging, so hop over there if you want more frequent little snapshots.

Finally, at Mom’s request, a photo of what I wore Sunday, complete with 22 week baby.  I promise I’ve been taking other photos as we go along, but we’re really only getting to the noteworthy bump now.  Yesterday marked the first time a relative stranger (our parish’s pro-life coordinator, in this case, so I guess it’s okay) asked if I was pregnant.


Sweater: Lands End, pretty old and holding up like a champ

Tank: Old Navy (non-maternity, just two sizes up)

Skirt: Made by me! (fabric from our local huge fabric store, pattern here) This project also deserves its own post.  Time to start working through that drafts folder…

Shoes: Clark’s, found cheap on Amazon.  Counting on these to carry my balance-challenged self through the icy winter.


6 thoughts on “Playing Catch-up

  1. Caitlyn says:

    WOHOO! I love that bump. It’s super cute. And that skirt… really love it.

  2. So glad to have found your blog! I live in MA also!!

  3. Martha says:

    I’m so excited you are back! More baby pictures, ok?

    • Holly says:

      Thanks! I just need to remember to hand the camera off to Johnny every so often!

      On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Pilgrims in an Unholy Land wrote:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s