Thursday, June 30, 2016

Iceland. Part 3.

Back to Iceland pictures! I still have so much to share and next up is from the amazing day driving to our second hotel. We stayed at Hotel Lambafell which literally sits at the foot of a huge mountain that erupted a few years ago! It's about 30 minutes east of Vik and put us in a perfect location for easy access to some of Iceland's most incredible sights. We spent most of the day driving in that direction and stopping along the road anytime there was something beautiful... basically every few minutes. We stopped at Seljalandsfoss on the way, and we both agreed it was a life highlight getting to walk behind such a huge waterfall. Later that evening, we hiked out to Seljavallalaug (one of Iceland's oldest swimming pools) for a dip in the warm water. We lucked out because it was just a quick hike from our hotel which made it easy to come back and round out the day with some wine and cheese.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Our Baby Shower!

It's no surprise at this point that my sister is an expert party planner and I have pictures here to prove it! When we started talking about the shower a few months ago I knew I wanted Aaron to be a part (it's his baby too, after all!) so a co-ed fiesta was the direction she headed. After all sorts of planning and purchasing, my sister and Sam opened their home to around 50 people who came to celebrate baby Wishart. We joked that it was like having another wedding! The afternoon was so much fun, with delicious food, amazing decoration and detail, and so many people we love in one place. Our baby girl was showered with SO many wonderful gifts and we left feeling overwhelmed with love and support as we head into this next phase of life. Thank you so much, Sees! It was the best day.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Iceland. Part 2.

On our second day we decided to drive the famous Golden Circle, and somehow lucked out with the prettiest weather! We always seem to have bad luck with weather while traveling (does anyone remember our Grand Canyon trip?) and I think it was even raining at home, so we felt super grateful for the sunshine. Because of that, we wanted to pack as much into this day as possible. The Golden Circle is a loop in the western part of the country comprised of some of the most popular sights. The entire route is ridiculously scenic and we found ourselves stopping off to take pictures every few miles. Gulfoss (the waterfall) was the absolute highlight, although we were surprised by how much we enjoyed Stokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes. Neither of us had seen a geyser before and the anticipation before each eruption was such a thrill. Every time it made the crowd squeal!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Iceland. Part 1.

It's about time I blog about our amazing trip to Iceland! I had to take some time to digest all of the beautiful things we saw, not to mention go through the thousands of pictures I took along the way. Iceland came on our radar a few years ago after a trip Christine took when I first started at ONA. Ever since then it seems like every photographer and famous Instagrammer has been, and it quickly became a top destination we wanted to visit. We talked about it several times over the years, but the best opportunity arose after we found out we were pregnant and moved back to Maryland. While usually the cheapest flights to places like this are out of JFK, WOW Air flies to Iceland with ridiculously inexpensive fares from Baltimore. It was finally our chance to go! We also figured a trip like this would be perfect for a babymoon since it'll likely be more difficult to go on this kind of adventure once a baby is added to the mix.

We were there for five days, and completely cherished the uninterrupted time together in such a beautiful country. I feel like there is still so much left to see, but here is a small glimpse into our first two days in Reykjavik and our visit to the Blue Lagoon. Some highlights from this part of the trip include the coffee (and atmosphere!) at Reykjavik Roasters, the unexpected sunshine and blue skies, and the hot dogs from Bæjarins and the Beer Garden in our hotel. Stay tuned for pictures from our drive around the Golden Circle next...
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