When Three Becomes Four

Jonathan, Fay and I went to cut down our Christmas tree this last weekend and in looking at the sweet family picture our friend took of us, I noticed my would-barely-zip-up-in-the-first-place raincoat and my extra pudgy face were blatantly betraying me and my current affliction…

I’m An Aunt!

Oona Grande _ Kim and John 05

Last week, my sister gave birth to her baby girl — which makes me an aunt! :) With Kim and John’s permission, I’d love to introduce her to you and share a few lovely photos which were taken in the hospital…

Baby V. Squash


Fay made frenemies with a butternut squash (friends because: cart cuddles; enemies because: dinner consumption) at the grocery store, and the result was simply that my heart grew seven sizes at the sight of those eyes.

Happy Memorial Day, friends. I hope you step into your long weekend with a bit of sunshine and lots of room to take a breath or two.

Psst… See Fay’s last Baby Versus picture from December 2018 here, if you’d like. 

Fay’s First Wedding


Last October, my sister, Kim, got married (!!) to her wonderful (now-) husband, John. It’s hard to express the joy I feel to see her so truly happy.

She received her wedding photos a bit before Christmas, and although she has yet to reveal all of them to me (grrrr), she did send me the ones her photographer took of Fay with my mom and her before the ceremony.

Would you like to see?

Mother and Child

Tasha Tudor 1940 child nursing

Browsing the Internet last week, I ran across these beautiful photographs of a young Tasha Tudor with her family and children, taken by Nell Dorr in the 1940’s for the latter’s book Mother and Child (which is sadly no longer in print). We just purchased Pumpkin Moonshine for Fay to honor autumn and Halloween, so I’m reveling in the sweet coincidence of running into these pictures of the illustrator so soon after being introduced to her work.

I saved a few of my favorites to share with you, if you’d like to take a look…



Thrilled to officially introduce our daughter — Fay Colleen Hyatt.

She arrived a week ago on Tuesday, after 21 hours of labor (and just 12 minutes of pushing!!)… 7 lbs. 11 ounces., 19 inches long, and perfect.

It’s been a blur and whirlwind of a first week, but we are completely, head-over-heels in love with this wrinkly, tiny human. Writing here consistently has been a challenge in and of itself over the past several years, and I anticipate things to be even quieter for a while as we let New Parenthood envelope us and devote every second we can to getting to know Fay.

You can keep up with me on Instagram, if you want to catch a glimpse of more baby pictures. :)


(Psst… that house swaddle wrapped around Fay is from Little Unicorn and we officially want a dozen more in different patterns. They are so useful! Remember our discussion on baby swaddles? It’s coming in handy.)