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Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Chicago

Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Chicago

Over Memorial Day weekend we took advantage of the Monday off and flew up to Chicago for a short trip. We spent half the time in the city (using up a free night certificate) and half the time with...

Eric’s 40th: Kew Gardens & Richmond

Eric’s 40th: Kew Gardens & Richmond

To help celebrate my birthday Leandra treated me to an afternoon at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (better known as Kew Gardens). The District line took us within a few blocks of the entrance, and...

Memory Monday: Wayfarer’s Chapel

Memory Monday: Wayfarer’s Chapel

In August 2004, Eric and I had just moved to North Carolina. We had some time off before school started so we took a trip out to Los Angeles to visit my brother who had graduated from college and...

My little niece

My little niece

Our trip to Chicago last weekend was a lot of fun. While Eric was primarily up there to attend a travel workshop, my sole purpose was to cram in as much time with my 15-month-old niece as possible....

A long weekend in London: Saturday

A long weekend in London: Saturday

On Saturday we headed up to the retail area in Camden, and are known for an incredible mix of styles, with hard-core leather stores next to sneaker stores next to tourist t-shirts. The storefronts...

Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park

Leandra's brother Ryan and his girlfriend Emily came to visit us for Thanksgiving, and after all the turkey we were in need of some outdoor time. Hanging Rock State Park is only about 2 hours away,...

Ava’s christening

We made a quick trip up to Chicago his weekend for our niece's christening. I figured it would be good to show up since I am the godmother and all. :) The day started with a relaxing picnic at a...

introducing Ava Izabel

Born: 7/7/2011 at 7:15pm Stats: 7lbs, 6oz; 19 inches long snoozing in grandpa's arms looking at her mama hooray for being a new auntie!

Lauren’s Baby Shower

Lauren’s Baby Shower

Last weekend, I flew up to Chicago (third time in 6 months!) for my sister's baby shower. It was the first time I had been back at Medinah Country Club since E&L Gallery and also seen most of...

Merry Christmas!

A certain furry member of our family really enjoys opening her own gifts. We took a quick break mid-morning for mimosas and quiche and then jumped right back into opening presents! Well, most of us...

a beach wedding

This post is a few weeks after the fact, so most people have probably seen the photos on E&L Gallery, but here are a few of my favorites from Neil (Eric's brother) and Nicole's wedding in Mexico...

a warm Easter weekend

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend... we certainly enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather around these parts. We ate outside, went for long walks and had the windows open to freshen up the...

Tango Tango

This is going to be stuck in my head all day. My cousin's band, Saintfearless, is launching their new album next week in South Africa, so I found their video for Tango Tango on YouTube. Cody is the...

tennis on long island

One (of the many) nice things about heading to Long Island in the summer is the chance to play a little clay court tennis in the comfort of the backyard. We managed to fit some play in between the...

happy turkey day!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving, here is the table all set up for dinner... It snowed all morning and then we had sunny skies. We brined the turkey again this year and the stuffing Lynn made was...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)