Hi, I'm Lag Liv and this is my blog. I started it in November of 2006, when I was a 2L at the University of Chicago law school and thinking about having a baby, and it quickly became a central part of my limited free time. In the throes of new motherhood, it was my place to vent, record milestones, and get advice. In a very dark time, it was my place to find support. And now, as a full-time attorney and mom of two, it's my platform to share this life that I love- and also to memorialize all the things my kids do so I can one day go back and fill in their baby books.
That's my husband JP. We both swam for UT in college and met by getting kicked out of a bar at the same time on my first night of college. Four years and two college degrees later, we got married, and two days after that, we drove up to Chicago so I could start law school. As soon as I graduated from the University of Chicago, we drove back down to Texas, now with our one-year-old in tow, where he started business school at UT. And then finally, after eight years of marriage, we had two graduate degrees, two children, and a whole lot of student debt. JP is an amazing husband and father and the most supportive, loving partner I could ask for.
This is our Landon. He was born 5 weeks early in July of 2007, the summer after my 2L year. He gave us a rather difficult time as a baby, but has more than made up for it with his generous nature and easy-going disposition. He is super social, loves to run and swim, and considers Claire's happiness and safety to be his personal mission in life.
That's our Claire (aka Clairebear and Biscuit). She was born in June of 2010, near the end of my 2nd year at the firm, and was as easy a baby as her brother was hard. She is funny, fierce, and extremely affectionate. Her favorite things are her big brother, her pink blankie, playing babies, wearing sunglasses, giving hugs, running, jumping, and being outside.
That's our black lab Tex. We're not sure how old he is, but his graying snout and creaky joints have us guessing he's a little past middle aged. He is a sweetheart who loves his family (especially his master) very much. He has a tendency towards pudginess, but regular walks and chasing after his two mini masters keep him in good shape.
That's about it. I graduated from law school in 2008, spent 3.5 years as a litigator at a big firm in Austin, and now work as an attorney with the federal government. I have a passion for cookies, books, french fries, shoes, school supplies, and organizing things. I like my job, love my family, and hope you enjoy reading my story.