Tag Archives: Helena

January Trip to…Ohio?!

We have had unseasonably warm temperatures in SoCal this “winter” and very little rain. Boo! To contrast this, and, really, to attend and celebrate my new niece’s baptism, the girls and I flew to Ohio when I was 29 weeks … Continue reading

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O-H-I-O (& New York!) Family Trip

In September, prior to my maternity leave ending, I flew to Ohio (alone) with both girls. I know, sounds a little crazy, but honestly, the flights went really well. The worst part of the entire day of travel was the … Continue reading

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Summer Family Visits

Just like we did last year (see here, here, and here), we traveled to Ohio and Livermore this summer to visit our families. First, Vivian and I spent ten days in Ohio with my family (and also attending my professional association‘s … Continue reading

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Vivian’s First Christmas

My Aunt Jane is appalled (as are my in-laws, I’m sure) that we don’t put up a Christmas tree. Or decorate our house for Christmas in any other way. But…we have never spent Christmas in our own house. That will … Continue reading

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Going to Grammy & Papa’s

After two visits this past summer to visit Grandma and Grandpa Chambers in Livermore, it was time for Vivian to make a cross country flight to visit her Grammy and Papa Damschroder in Ohio. Although she’d met her Grammy (my mom) and … Continue reading

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Showered with Love and Snow in Ohio

Ohio has had a very snowy and cold winter. California, on the other hand, has had a very dry and warm winter. And yet, I left warm and sunny SoCal to fly to Ohio when I was 30 weeks pregnant. … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

For the second year in a row, we spent Christmas with my family in Ohio. We made it to Ohio in time to attend my cousin’s wedding reception (unfortunately, we missed the wedding ceremony). This was the first wedding reception … Continue reading

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