As guests muddled their way through the mint julep bar, it became clear that Derby de Mayo: Year Cuatro was more of a networking mixer for babies. Anybaby who was anybaby stopped by — including Jonas, Grace, Charlie, Baylen, Bea, Dylan, Benjamin and four-time Derber Baby™ Morgan.Read More
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Look, Christine and I are not dog haters. While we might not “get” them, some of our best friends own dogs! And last Father’s Day, we watched Juliet, a proud Pomeranian, meet Xavi, Lianne and Nico's new newborn pup. The exchange was notable.Read More
No amount of rain or lack of horse racing could stop the masses from attending our third annual costumed-cookout. With hats fastened and bowties tied (or clipped), Christine and I broke new records and fire codes to accommodate the Derby crowds in our apartment. When the storm passed, knitters and video nerds alike stepped out into the light.Read More
Several weeks ago, the Norton girls continued their annual tradition of “sister trips.” This time, the boys and babies tagged along in Gainesville, Georgia — a little lake town with a lotta heart.
We kicked off Jessica Farmer’s totally unplanned, unofficial birthday thing with a cookout at Jillian’s rejuvenation lagoon. We ate tiny cupcakes, talked about the dog lovers' app Rover and Christine modeled her near-finished knitted tube top. From there, we wandered into Columbia Height’s Room 11 and ordered #allthedesserts. Literally, we said, “we’ll have one of everything.”Read More
It was a casual affair. Friends. Grill. The occasional mosquito. Anticipating a playful game of Cards Against Humanity, the inside jokes began to fly early in the night. Although mostly picking up pieces of punch lines, my camera did manage to catch one through line about Christine’s British, milk-drinking colleague. Just like retelling any hilarious hand of Humanity, this story may not work beyond a “you-had-to-be-there” context.Read More
Last Saturday, May 2, Christine and I hosted our second annual Derby de Mayo. Fusing together the always misunderstood Cinco de Mayo with the largely large-hatted Kentucky Derby, we continued our tradition of combining two pastimes we know nothing about. This year, the cookout party placed greater emphasis on the costumes, encouraging guests to wear their best mash-up of borderline offensive Mexican garb with fashionable derby what-nots.Read More