Category Archives: Equal Rights

What I did in Florida

So as you know the fam was in Florida last month, and some of this one too.  It was such a great trip!  Here are some of the things we did:

  • Drove 1300 miles with a toddler
  • Drove another 500 with a toddler (1000 round trip)
  • Saw animals at Busch Gardens
  • Played at a waterpark
  • Got sunburned
  • Got tan
  • Wore a bikini (YEAH ME!)

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  • Played in the ocean
  • Made new friends
  • Ate sushi
  • Drank too much (not really)
  • Worked out a ton
  • Ate awesome food
  • Visited cites I had never been to
  • Entered a new time zone for the first time
  • Saw dolphins
  • Saw a stingray
  • Got sea sick
  • Had some great family time
  • Cemented the bonds of sisterhood with an awesome chick
  • Slept in
  • Relaxed
  • Stopped worrying about my body
  • Realized how awesome I am, and decided to love it and embrace it.

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  • Celebrated Pride from 1300 miles away
  • Rejoyced at a momentous event in our cultural history #scotus
  • Spent tons of time at the beach

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  • Drove 1300 miles home, by myself with a toddler.  Go me.

The road trips went fast for the most part, but it was still a lot of driving!  I enjoyed pretty much every moment of the trip, but the last few weeks were lonely without the hubs.  I do look forward to my next trip back…hopefully in a few months!



Dear Bump

The Bump


Dear Bump,

In just a few weeks your Daddy and I will get to find out your gender, hopefully.  We are so excited to find out so that we can pick out your name, start the nursery and get fun things for you!

But it doesn’t matter what your gender is…we will love you no matter what!  You will be perfect and amazing!  We also want you to know that it doesn’t matter who you love either.  Yesterday, I witnessed something amazing!  Our state came together and finally gave equal marriage rights to all Minnesotans!

When you are old enough, we will explain why that is so important, and why it’s such a big deal.  I know that we will raise you to be accepting of others no matter who they love, where they are from, how much money they have, what their race is, or their differences and abilities.  We plan on giving you the tools to speak up for human rights, and equal treatment for each and every human being.  But I know that there will come a day when no one remembers a time when Gay rights were something we argued about, or when Segregation ruled our culture, or when women couldn’t vote.

We can’t wait to meet you…


Mommy xoxo