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Sunday, June 6, 2010


Welcome to our blog!  So many things to welcome here in this first post, starting with me to blogging (HTML might as well be in Chinese or something, most of this stuff just goes right over my head)
Of course, the next thing would be to welcome Alex and I to parenthood (unless you count Griffy...) although we have a few more weeks until that becomes official.
The purpose for this blog is for Alex and I (well, mostly me) to chronicle our lives as they adapt to the impending arrival of our baby girl, Avery Patricia in a few short weeks. We are beyond excited and preparing as best we can, but let's face it, we are definitely fish out of water here!!
I suppose we should establish some sort of "baseline" of our lives pre-Avery so you have something to compare it to as we update things after her big debut.
Alex and I are definitely what you would call "busy people." We enjoy being with our friends, who mostly reside in Orange County and even LA, and since we moved to Carlsbad in Februray, this requires a bit of commuting to continue our desired level of socializing. 
We also like to travel as often as we can.  From Costa Rica (twice) to Catalina, there isn't a country not on our "must-see" list and while we do expect to make some huge adaptations after we become a party of 3, we hope to share our love of travel with our daughter.
For these next 4 weeks while we wait for my water to break, we plan to continue to ready things around here (assemble swing, pack n play, install car seat, wash baby clothes, pack hospital bag...) and try to spend a few more quiet days before our world gets pleasantly turned upside down.
Check back often for updates from Casa de Klingensmith!
Thanks for reading :)


  1. very cute blog Tish...I can't wait to read more about life with Avery...hopefully I will get to meet her on one of my trips out to San Diego!

  2. I LOVE THIS!! I am so excited that you are sharing all of these wonderful experiences with your friends and family. I can't wait for the next blog... and to meet Avery real soon :)

  3. Courtney ColemanJune 6, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    YAY!!! Already a good Mommy! I can't wait to stay updated! Between Facebook, BBM, email and your blog I will never feel far from your little princess and wonderful family! Love you!

  4. Your blog is adorable, you will have so much fun with it!! Almost time for you little one to be the star of the blog . . .Enjoy!

  5. What a cute blog... I love it! I can't wait to follow the Klingensmith lives on here!!!

  6. Great job on the blog Tishalish! Avery will be here before you know it! Can't wait to met her!

  7. Could this blog be any sweeter?! I echo what everyone else has said, can't wait to follow your updates!

  8. You did a FANTASTIC job!!! Love the title too!

  9. Congratulations on the birth of Avery! She is a lucky little lady to have you and Alex for parents. God bless your beautiful family! Tom McCarthy