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Salt + Sand

Hey friends! I'm back for my final Outer Banks beach vacation recap.  If you missed my first two beach updates, they are here: Making Waves + 4th of July in Duck, OBX.  Vacation with a toddler wasn't exactly relaxing like vacation used to be, but it was definitely a lot of fun. :) We got back to DC on Sunday and are now Continue Reading …

4th of July in Duck, OBX

Matt, Riese and I had a really fun 4th of July at the beach in the Outer Banks! (If you missed my first beach recap, check it out: Making Waves.) We kicked off America's Birthday with an adorable parade that the town of Duck puts on every year. We skipped it last year because Riese was only 7 months but thought it would be fun to check it out Continue Reading …

Making Waves

Hi from the beach! We are here in Duck in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We come every summer for a week with Matt's family and some friends, and it's always one of my favorite weeks of the year! It's especially fun this year because Riese is big enough to really enjoy the beach! She's LOVING it - she's super into the waves and loves Continue Reading …

Dickinson College 15 Year Reunion Alumni Weekend

Matt and I spent the weekend at my undergraduate alma mater, Dickinson College, for my 15 year (!) reunion! Wow, time flies. It was great to see friends and the beautiful green campus again! (Last time I was back I think was my 10 year reunion, so it had been awhile!) Matt and I left DC on Saturday morning, leaving Riese with my parents, Continue Reading …

My Brother’s Wedding Weekend Recap

Hi friends! Matt, Riese, and I are back from our big weekend in Boston for my brother's wedding!  It was a wonderful weekend and so fun to celebrate the happy couple. We flew up on Friday, which was Riese's third airplane ride (the first two being when we went to Florida for vacation back in December).  Man, traveling with a Continue Reading …

Weekend Trip to Philly

We are back in DC after a fun weekend in Philly!  Matt, Riese, and I were in Philadelphia visiting one of my best friends from college, Turner, and her husband and two little ones - a boy around Riese's age and a girl who is almost 4.  We drove up on Saturday morning and arrived in time for an early lunch - soup, salads, and Continue Reading …

Maine Adventures Part 2: Hiking + Cross-Country Skiing

Hi guys!  So glad you enjoyed my post recapping the Great British Bake Off Themed Bachelorette Weekend. It was as fun as it sounds. :) And now, to recap the second part of the trip! When I discovered we'd be in rural Maine (an hour+ north of Portland) for the bachelorette festivities, I immediately looked up the address and saw that Continue Reading …

Florida Vacation Recap

Last week, Matt and I took Riese on a family vacation - our first big trip as a family of 3! We hadn't done any air travel with Riese yet and decided it was time to get brave and go for it. :) We spent a couple days researching (aka Googling "best vacation spots with one year old"), and decided we wanted to go somewhere warm and beachy, but stay in Continue Reading …