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After years of Chicago staring at us from our bucket list, we finally get to check it off. But not without thanks to our dear friends, Paul and Melina, who decided to have their wedding close by and to our amazing family who watched Quentin for us while we spent the weekend away. Thank you! Here was our weekend in a couple of snapshots… A drive-by shot of Wrigley Field. Where can you park around there?!The John Hancock Center  was surrounded in clouds when we arrived, so no observatory for us. Womp womp.  We left for the D.C. airport at 4:30 a.m., so when we finally made it into the city, we were understandably pretty hangry. Uno Pizzeria & Grill to the rescue…  Pizzas apparently take 35-45 minutes to make, so you can order up front while you wait for a table to open. I’m usually a thin-slice pizza kind of gal, but I must admit this deep dish won me over.   I don’t even want to tell you how much we paid to park in this garage for …

Time well spent

For my 30th birthday, a dear friend and I retreated to a cabin in West Virginia for a weekend. It was the first time I’d seen her since my son was born. We both have busy, busy lives, so it was a luxury to spend time with each other. Luxury, in a cabin, in West Virginia. Yes, you read that correctly. Limited photos were taken because we were busy reminiscing while building fires, sharing meals, drinking tea, walking icy trails, visiting local coffee shops and talking. So. much. wonderful. talking. All this to say:  don’t forget to celebrate the people in your life. You will never regret it.

Snow much snow

Snow days in March. In Maryland. I used to think we had mild winters here, but I’m beginning to change my mind. So we made the best of it! Heavy coats and warm boots, let’s do this. Same day, just a couple of hours later. Now where’s my hot cocoa?

Coastal Maine

“‘Someday’ happened.” — A sign above the garage of a home overlooking the Atlantic coast in York Harbor, Maine. Have you been to coastal Maine before? It’s a beauty. Last fall, my husband planned and booked a trip there for the two of us to celebrate our five-year anniversary. I’m not one to brag, but I have to say he scored prett-ay high in the husband and father categories last year. I’m a lucky lady. We stayed in York Harbor, but by the end of our trip, had added 715 miles to our rental car’s odometer. Here is what we did… The Stage Neck Inn bed and breakfast became our home base, and it sat right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Hard not to ponder life’s biggest questions when this expansive view is in front of you. Maine and lighthouses go hand in hand, so we set out to find one. Erected in 1879, the “Nubble Light House” at Cape Neddick Light Station was no disappointment. An hour north, we got out of the car and …

Throwback Thursday

Looking through old photos tonight and wondering to myself and now to you – how did we get here? Did all of that time really fly by? Quentin is a year old now, and quite the lively little man. This past week has been so cold outside that we must wear our winter jackets before leaving the house. I sit him down on the first step and say “Peanut, it’s time to put on our coat. Please hold out your arms.” Sometimes he listens and cooperates. The rest of the time, he is off the step and already headed toward the kitchen to ponder whether today is the day to knock over the cat’s water and food bowl. Thankfully, when I get to him, he has paused in mischievous contemplation, his plans thwarted for another day. And just like that, I’m a mother to a little boy. Well this mother is looking at baby photos and can’t help but share some. At 2.5 weeks old, he sure did make a good nap buddy. Cue the heart-eyed emojis here. …