Hi from Duck, North Carolina, in the Outer Banks!

duck nc

As you know, we are here this week on our annual week long beach vacation with Matt’s family and some family friends. It’s been a fun week so far – luckily our Monday morning rain broke and we’ve had good weather ever since!

duck nc

So far, we’ve spent part of our mornings on fitness – a few of the other ladies and I have been to Duck Village Yoga a few times already, which is our old fave. Nice variety of classes and times!

duck village yoga

duck village yoga

And Matt and I mixed it up and did a fun walk/jog yesterday morning into town and along the docks – love those views!

running in the outer banks

We did a mini boot camp on the docks – our tradition! This year’s run that accompanied the boot camp was just much shorter and slower and interspersed with running. :) It was so hot out there, and as I mentioned in my 20 week pregnancy update, my running days are mostly walk/light jog days now. :)


We got iced lattes in town and walked back with them, then made breakfast sandwiches back at the house – bacon, scrambled eggs, and juicy tomatoes!


The rest of our days have been spent at a mix of the beach and the pool!

duck nc beach


I’ve been doing some playing in the waves/pool and some relaxing and reading in the shade. I found this book, The Color of Our Sky, on the metro in DC, randomly, and it sounded good so I kept it – highly recommend! I flew through it – intense but so good.


Also, I’m obsessed with peaches at the beach – the ones from the farm stands are so juicy and delicious! Great beach snacks.


Evenings have been spent enjoying sunsets and good food!


outer banks sunset

duck nc sunset


We’ve been cooking dinner most nights, either at our place or the other big house of family friends. One night my brother and sister in law made us an Asian-y peanut pasta with grilled chicken and summery tomato mozzarella basil salad.

peanut pasta

And last night we had burgers with BBQ sides – yum!


On Monday night, we went out to dinner at Blue Point in Duck – I had a starter salad and then the crab cakes for my entrée – plus a fruit cobbler dessert I shared with Matt!

blue point duck nc dinner

I’m going to take tomorrow off from blogging and enjoy the rest of the relaxation – but I’ll be back on Monday with a recap of the end of our trip! Have a great weekend guys :)

What’s your favorite beach/beach town? I basically love any beach. There’s nothing like the sound of the waves – and jumping over them!


  1. 1
    Jane Lennox says

    Looks like you are having a wonderful time! You are also taking good care of your little girl with your great exercise choices!

  2. 3

    This post brightened my day! Even though I can’t be at the beach right now, this post makes me feel a tad like I am. :) You look adorable, the food looks incredible, and I love how much movement you’re including! Gorgeous photos. Hope you have a great rest of your trip!

  3. 5

    Where’s that blue dress with the flowers from? It’s super cute!

  4. 7

    Looks great!! PS you two know how to dress for vacation ;)

  5. 9

    Love that dress!

  6. 10

    Hope you are having a great time, the beach looks pretty and relaxing.

  7. 11

    OBX is my FAVORITE!!! i’ll be in Corolla (right next to Duck!) in September and haaaaave to visit that yoga studio – didn’t even know that existed! Are the sunsets and peaches not the best?! I’m so jealous of your trip – hope you have an incredible time!!

  8. 13

    My grandparents lived in New Jersey when I was a kid, so I remember going to the beach with them. I remember having so much fun running into the water and then straight back out cause it was cold.

  9. 14

    Looks like you are having a wonderful time! I love heading up to the Sunshine Coast with my family or my fiance’s family. It’s a very relaxed beachy vibe, and there are lots of great restaurants and places for long walks along the beach front. Enjoy the rest of the relaxation!

  10. 16

    Looks like so much fun! Those views are gorgeous!

  11. 17

    My family and I used to go to Corolla, NC every summer growing up and rent a huge house with all of our extended family, and I love your annual trip because it brings me back!

  12. 18
    Roadrunner says

    Glad you had a great week beachin’!

    And favorite beach? Cape May, NJ!

  13. 20

    I’ve been to the outer banks once -also Duck and loved it but I’m a Jersey shore girl at heart. Love the beaches of Wildwood Crest but would love to move to Cape May some day- retirement goals!


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