This summer has made it official: my baby girl is a beach bum. It comes as no surprise really, as her dad is a lover of all things nautical- sand, sea + ocean air. And just like her dad, she's happiest after a few hours spent running along the shore + kicking around the Sound. Luckily, we are just a few minutes from the beach; making daily trips possible, if only for an hour or so.Read More
I met this man of mine one ordinary Sunday in September, almost four years ago. We quickly became friends over Bloody Mary's and the New England Patriots; and even more quickly became engaged- after just six months of knowing each other. I had never met a man that was both care-free, jovial and so young at heart, while simultaneously being so protective, principled and wise. The kind of guy that walks home from work in a handsome suit and tie paired with a backwards cap and flip-flops. The kind of guy that makes your heart skip a beat when your first meet. I fell in love with him and those baby blues from the moment I laid eyes on them; and after only weeks of knowing him I knew he was the kind of man that would make not only an amazing husband, but, more importantly, would be the kind of father most girls only dream of. And never has my intuition been so spot on.
This young-at-heart guy turns a year older this weekend, and our girl and I can't wait to shower him with all the love, vanilla cake, Brooklyn Summers and fireworks he could ask for.
Happy Birthday #4. We love you.
Sometimes, summer days call for an impromptu family road trip. And if you're lucky enough to have a mini traveler that enjoys car rides, those road trips can take you to some pretty spectacular places. This past Sunday my husband loaded up the car and surprised us with the most beautiful family day in Newport, RI. Having spent our honeymoon here a few years back, this New England haven will always have a place in my heart.
This particular day we spent perusing Bowen's Wharf- doing a little shopping and stopping at our favorite establishments for the freshest seafood bites around. The weather was perfect; the company perfection, the view pristine, and the food superb. It was the perfect quick getaway- and now that I know our MM is up for the trek, I look forward to more family fun days on the wharf- if even for just an afternoon.Read More