Week in Pictures: 3.9.13

DenaMarch 9, 2013




My nephew, Aden Gerard, was born on Friday, March 1. Isn’t he just the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen? My sister and I were pregnant at the same time and it was so much fun. She was ten weeks ahead of me (her second baby, my first). I helped her to choose his name back in September.

My first name is Dena. My mother gave it to me to honor my grandmother, Edna. (She just switched the E and the D.) My grandmother passed away in June. My sister was very close with her. As such, she chose Aden, another anagram of my grandmother’s name, for her son. At the time, we had no idea how popular Aaden was/is but even after we realized it, my sister was still sold on the beautiful tribute.

Aden’s middle name is Gerard, my father’s name. My parents were blessed with us, two girls. So in honor of my father never having a namesake, my sister chose Gerard for Aden’s middle name. Now… if only Matthew + I could decide on a name for our little guy…





Have you ever had Five Guys Burgers + Fries? OH.EM.GEE. I am so in love with the french fries there. I am 99% vegetarian/pescetarian. It’s been about three years since I’ve had a cheeseburger. But sometimes when you’re seven + a half months pregnant. You just give into the craving! (Have you seen this video? It’s true. Every word. Haha.)


And then of course you eat lots of big, delicious salads with romaine, chick peas, raspberry vinaigrette, and goat cheese for the next few days so that you don’t feel too bad.

Have a gorgeous weekend. xo

Comments (2)

  • Angelique

    March 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Hi Dena, LOVE your blog! I especially LOVE this post – such sweet name tributes to your grandma. Our little Isabella was also named after a great grandma 🙂

    1. denabotbyl

      March 13, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Thanks for stopping by, love! I look forward to getting to know you better. xo

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