I can’t adequately explain how magical this season has been. While last year was our first Christmas with L, his joy was palpable this year which made it so much more fun (also, we were all sick last year). He LOVED the snow and has told me “it’s snowing” every morning since. He talked about… Continue reading Most magical time of the year
Somehow I blinked and October disappeared! It was such a busy, fast month with so many family activities and also lots of work travel for me. I went to Boston for a few days at the beginning of the month (with a layover in DC). It was a tough trip and I couldn’t wait to… Continue reading It’s November?
While I am sad (so sad) to see summer go, I will not miss the 90 degree days and 700% humidity that comes with it. Summer will always be my favorite season as it brings vacation, beach time, ice cream, pool days and so much outside time. But, I love the comfort of fall. I… Continue reading Fall Fun
We visited the beach this past weekend to send Summer off in style! We’ve been several times before with L but this age was definitely the most fun. We let him play in the sand at the park in our neighborhood for several weeks ahead of time and talked lots about the beach so he… Continue reading End of Summer Beach Trip
Each year, my family has somewhat of a “reunion” at Claytor Lake in Virginia. We’ve been going to the lake for as long as I can remember, but we only started the family weekend tradition 4 or 5 years ago. We have a big family and most folks still live in Virginia but with everyone… Continue reading Virginia is for Lake Lovers
Summer and sunflower fields go hand in hand. Last summer, we stopped along the side of the road to take pictures with about 100 other people. It was a cluster. This year, we opted for Dorthea Dix Park in Raleigh. We got there pretty early but it was still very crowded. I was amazed with… Continue reading A Day at Dorothea Dix Park
I got back in town Friday around lunch time and Liam had gone down for an early nap. Since Landon had to work, we made plans with friends to meet up at the pool after nap time. As I was pulling into the pool, Landon texted me to say they’d just closed it due to… Continue reading Weekend Wrap Up 7/6-8