Wednesday, April 20, 2016

St. Michaels, MD.

I'm pretty convinced St. Michaels is one of the cutest towns in America. It's nestled on the eastern shore with idyllic historical homes, sailboats, and ice cream shops on almost every corner. We made a quick trip over on Saturday to enjoy afternoon tea at The Inn at Perry Cabin and some time by the water. We also got to meet up with Jess and Sam who were having a little parents-only getaway to celebrate Sam's birthday. It felt like the perfect day to welcome the glorious spring weather we're finally seeing! It was also sweet to be back in St. Michaels because when Aaron and I were newly dating and (quickly) falling in love, we came out for the day and it was one of the first places we seriously talked about getting married. It was surreal to be back 5 years later, still as obsessed with each other, and with a baby on the way. Time is flying!
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Pictures from our visit 5 years ago are HERE.

Friday, April 8, 2016

I recently developed a roll of film that was split down the middle with some of our last months in New York and some of our newest memories in Maryland. While in the city this week I had to pop by our old apartment building and it was so strange to be back in our neighborhood where nothing had changed and life was continuing on as normal. It made me smile when I picked up this film and got the sweet surprise of reliving some of those last memories we shared in the city - especially after a nostalgic visit this week. The pictures aren't anything special but I loved this warm December day where we walked through the park so I could meet Christine for tea, and I'm happy to have captured so many wonderful snippets of our life in the city to look back on.  photo Asset0006_zps3j1vfiqx.jpg  photo Asset0007_zpsewoqnhvk.jpg  photo Asset0008_zps6k6kkhut.jpg  photo Asset0010_zpsuvtgto8q.jpg  photo Asset0012_zpsdnh9b6ii.jpg  photo Asset0013_zpsrkc0xae4.jpg  photo Asset0014_zpsyzio3mby.jpg  photo Asset0015_zpspvt2ufvj.jpg\

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Perfect Saturday.

After 4 long weeks of finishing his job in New York while commuting back to Maryland on the weekends, Aaron finally came home for good last Thursday! We joked that it felt like being newlyweds all over again and we were basically attached at the hip all weekend (although this isn't too unusual for us). We woke up to a breezy spring day, so we set out to the farmers market in our neighborhood for a few Saturday morning treats. We picked up scones, pickles, and a fresh cup of pour over coffee before heading out to visit George Washington's property at Mt. Vernon. We had a full picnic packed for lunch and were surprised to find that admission was $20 and you couldn't bring food on the property. Instead, we found a quaint spot along the Potomac and enjoyed our picnic and a nap beside the river. Of course I documented the day, so enjoy below!  photo IMG_4496_zpsg6vfyemc.jpg  photo IMG_4525_zpsdp3nexum.jpg  photo IMG_4538_zpsftatojhd.jpg  photo IMG_4544_zpsxm6rdool.jpg  photo IMG_4545_zpsizjnhtqp.jpg  photo IMG_4547_zpslt2moyta.jpg  photo IMG_4549_zpsbgtkqmwb.jpg  photo IMG_4559_zpspciozhgs.jpg  photo IMG_4570_zpsfi5yxm3l.jpg

Friday, March 18, 2016

Blooms!

It's likely this will be the first of many posts to come showcasing all the glory that is spring - I can't help it, I'm obsessed! When we moved to New York three years ago, we left right before the peak of the DC blooms and were so sad to miss it every year after. We knew one of the perks of moving back would be finally enjoying the spring in this beautiful city and having opportunities to spend more time outside than we did in New York. To start off the season, we spent an early morning downtown getting pictures with the first of the blossoming trees. The official cherry blossoms haven't peaked yet but it's right around the corner and I can't wait!
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We bought a house!

In very fun life news... we bought a house! After deciding to move back to Maryland we found an adorable home in the idyllic town of Garrett Park (read more about it HERE). We are absolutely smitten with the town so far and are having so much fun making it ours. Before moving in we got all new hardwood floors, an updated bathroom, and a fresh coat of paint throughout the house (before and after pictures to come). The decorating fun has begun and I'm loving what we have going on so far.

I actually had no idea this little town existed, even while growing up just a few miles away. It's tucked away alongside Rock Creek Park, and has kept the small town charm even though it's right outside of DC. What sold us initially were things like the historic homes, the town progressive dinners, and the fact that they don't have home mail delivery because they want neighbors to interact at the local post office in town - it's seriously like something out of a movie!

While I know I'll eventually miss parts of the busy city life, I'm already enjoying the simple pleasures of life here like outdoor space, bigger grocery stores, and walking up ONE step to get inside. (If you don't recall, we lived in a 6th floor walk-up apartment previously). Thanks to the previous owners, we have a bounty of blooms expected to come this spring and summer - rose bushes, hydrangeas, and ivy all about to burst forth. We're thrilled to be in Montgomery County and can't wait for all the adventures to come! 
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The previous owners had this painting done and they were so sweet to gift us with these notecards when we closed.

The Spencer Wedding Weekend.

Is there anything better than one of your dearest friends marrying exactly the person she should? Elizabeth Joy and I have prayed for this day since college and it was such a sweet weekend witnessing the beginning of her marriage to Greg and the start of their life together. It's no surprise that everyone left feeling like this was one of the more magical weekends of life, and I think it's because the Walt family has a gift at making everything feel a bit like heaven.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Dia:Beacon

Every now and then a trip out of the city is just what you need for some inspiration and fresh air. To do just that, Christine and I took a quick trip on Sunday for some small town vibes and art  - our goal was to get a good Instagram and a few hours out of the city grind. There are a bunch of adorable towns as you make your way up the Husdon River, but on this particular adventure we stopped in Beacon, NY to finally see what all the fuss was about at Dia:Beacon. This museum is a photographers dream with natural light, abundant white walls, and open space. At one point we did get chided by an older art buff since we admittedly didn't know much about the art we were viewing. She took the opportunity to educate us and also gave us something to laugh about after the fact!
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