Family Outing – National Aquarium

On Wednesday we did something really special.  We took a day off work and met up with Sterling’s sister, brother in law, and our niece and nephew to go to the National Aquarium!  Now as a Baltimore native, I love the aquarium but honestly haven’t been in years, since Sterling and I first started dating.  What made it the best trip out of all of them was getting to see it for the first time through children’s eyes.Read More »

Announcing Mommy and Me Minis!

It’s finally time to announce Mommy and Me Minis!  ::HAPPY DANCE!::  This is my second year in a row doing these fun spring minis and I love it!  Last year I opened up only a few slots seeing as it was my first time hosting them and they sold out within a week!  I’ve already had people reaching out to get on the list for this year’s sessions!  I’ve got a total of 16 slots available and I’m hoping to fill up as many as possible while in Richmond! Read More »

Bethany Beach Trip

With all the waves of change that have happened in the last few months all I wanted to do was escape and relax.  Last week I got to do exactly that and it was perfect! The beach was super calm, partly because it was an off week and partly because the weather forecast predicted rain for the entire week.  While the weather looked bad, like really bad, rain every single day all day kind of bad, I knew I wanted to go despite it.  Even if it rained the whole time I just wanted an excuse to get away from unpacking and read some books, go on walks and eat junky beach food like broccoli bites (which are not as healthy as they sound) as much as I’d like.

It was an added bonus when my youngest brother Bradley decided to join me!  We packed up the car and headed down to the beach.  It rained on and off for most of the drive but oddly enough as soon as we passed Rehoboth and pulled up on Bethany Beach the rain cleared!  While the weather called for rain every day there was only one day that it rained all day and we couldn’t go to the beach.  Every other day was gorgeous and maybe had a rain storm in the afternoon or evening!  The sun was warm, the ocean was calm and I got to sit and do nothing but read and relax.  I ate a lot of broccoli bites…. like every day for four days worth of broccoli bites.  While I would do it again because…DUH, it was a little awkward when the same guy took my order at the walk up window each time… hahaha!  YOIKES!

I also got to spend time with my brother and some really good friends!  My friend Bobby was in town at his family’s beach condo that week and on Friday Jessie drove all the way up from Richmond to join too!  It was such a treat all the way around!  I came back feeling refreshed and ready to take on new things!  Thank God!

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Summer Weekend at Home

Disclaimer:  This little post was supposed to be posted with tons of fun pictures and it got a little sneaky on me!  This little bugger posted before I uploaded any images and so some of you may have gotten a little preview 🙂  So in case you did see it and wondered “Hey, shouldn’t there be pictures?” welp here they are! 🙂

For me, one of the best parts about summer is being able to go home and visit with my family.  Well known fact about me is that I am from Baltimore and love my home town.  Even at 28 I get homesick and crave being home in Baltimore.  I find myself missing Maria’s Pizza, Orioles Games, and even the Towson Town Mall. 🙂  Above all of that though, I miss my family and getting to go home for long weekends or more during the summer is such a treat.  Unlike Thanksgiving when we are driving mostly the whole time, or Christmas which is special in its own way with the hype and busyness of the holiday, summer is relaxing and provides a comfort that feels like normal life before joining the adult world.Read More »