back to the real world, baby

smile timeI know it’s been nearly a month since I last posted, but how do you expect me to get anything done with that adorable face looking up at me? She’s just begging to be hugged and cuddled and, in the words of her uncle Julian, spoiled rotten.

But the clock is ticking, and my maternity leave is winding down. I go back to work at the beginning of March. I’m both looking forward to it and not… I know the change of pace will be refreshing, but the time has gone too fast. I feel like I’m just getting to know this amazing little person, and now I’m going to be pulled away from her. It’s so unfair. Thankfully we’re able to leave Ellie in the hands of a dear and trusted friend while we’re at work, and I know she’ll be quite happy and safe. That makes the transition a little easier, at least.

In business news (oh wow, that’s right, I have an Etsy shop!) Calobee Doodles is taking custom orders again! The break was nice, but now I’m itching to get back to work. I already have some new orders in the pipeline, so this is good. I also miss taking photos, but I have a feeling it will be a while before I can focus on a project of that scale… best to start small. Besides, I maintain that any long, uninterrupted stretches of time will be spent exactly as they should be–napping!


  1. She is too sweet!!!!
    I haven’t forgotten your gift…its part of a long list of gifts and stuff to get done…
    Enjoy every minute of her…

  2. She is such a dollface! It’s so amazing how one little face can have SOOOO many expressions! Too cute, too cute!
    We’ll talk soon.
    Lova ya guys

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