Ever since I can remember, my family has been going to Deep Creek for a weekend in October. We'd always go with three other families, and some of my earliest childhood memories are from these yearly weekend trips. The tradition dwindled a bit as the kids went off to college and moved to different states, but when Aaron and I moved back to Maryland, my sister and I were determined to continue the tradition with our own growing families. When we booked the trip late last winter, we had no idea Jess would be due with her second baby any day, and we were also super optimistic about bringing a two week old along for the ride. Thankfully, no babies were born and Hazel did quite well (besides one middle of the night sleep protest…). We stayed in a cozy, lakeside cabin and made sure we took Aaron and Sam to all of our favorite Deep Creek staples. It's still surreal to me that we are old enough to have husbands! And babies! But so sweet to share some of our favorite life memories and traditions with the people we love the most.