Author: photosbyshew

A little flashback

Rainy Sundays are good for cozy blankets, hot tea, and warm memories. Here is a little flashback to my ME TRIP to see dear friends on the west coast. We’ve known each other long before our babies were born, and now we’re all up to two babies each! Side note: In these photos, Natasha was still baking her second one. :) When we lived in the same state, it wasn’t unusual to see one another almost every weekend. We were so in tune that we could orchestrate the most elaborate potluck dinner within minutes. I knew we had it good then, and now that we live coasts apart, I am even more grateful for what we had. Thank you both for showing me what a mutually giving and loving friendship looks like and for this amazing weekend. Cheers to many more just like it. xoxo

Old Town through new eyes

Five days away with the kids. Someone fetch me a gold medal because I honestly feel like I earned it.  :) Jay and I took the kiddos to one of our favorite haunts, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia. It seemed like ages ago when I worked in a small office on King Street, pre-kiddos and pre-husband, so it felt like a reunion of sorts introducing our kids to this familiar-to-me town. We enjoyed slipping into the city lifestyle for the short time we were there, soaking in the sights and sounds (thank you, blaring fire truck during that one nap time…). Here are a handful of my favorite snaps from our trip – enjoy!

Full on fall

This weekend we played with leaves, picked up pinecones and enjoyed those last rays of sunshine before it got too cold to stay out. And then we went inside and helped ourselves to warm mugs of hot apple cider. Milk for the little one, who will be two in a couple short months. In my eyes, he is still so much a baby, but when I look at these photos, I can also see a boy. Oh, how I wish time would slow down. Happy fall to you all!