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rooftop celebrations

July 25, 2017


nate and i celebrated our birthdays this july… how funny is it that there are 3 cancer babies in our family… my brother, sister-in-law and nephew are july babies too.

this year nate and i thought it could be fun to have a little roof top gathering with a small group of friends. nate captured the evening beautifully. (special thanks to megan for the killer balloons!) Continue Reading…

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hbd hayden!

July 19, 2017


hayden turned 6!! i can’t believe it really. he has gotten so big and its still a bit surreal to me that this little prince of mine is going into first grade this september.

for hayden’s birthday party we celebrated it at the cobble hill cinemas with a special viewing of despicable me 3!  Continue Reading…

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getting out of town

July 12, 2017


i really wish that we had a spot we could escape to on the weekends. nate and i talk about this a lot. we are fortunate enough to have some close friends who invite us to some of their family getaways… this makes a summer in the city a lot more bearable. gotta escape the steamy city heat somehow. Continue Reading…

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a day trip to bath

June 26, 2017


in the past year or so i have been lucky enough to travel to england for work quite a bit. i don’t love being gone from home without the kids for too long, but i have to admit i do enjoy little trips here and there. recently i had to be in england for a week for work and i decided to live up every moment of it. as luck would have it, one of my best girl friends, kristine, is living there for work right now so we made a LOT of plans. aside from going out, catching a show (if you have the opportunity to see angels in america do it, it was outstanding!), we also went on a day trip to bath… it was enchanting.

i’m not going to list all the image details below because it is just worth it to take a day trip there to explore. i will say that my favorite part was laying under the trees while my friend matt read kristine and i’s auras… also that amazing wine bar that SHOULD NOT BE MISSED… also the midnight ride back to england that ended with mcdonalds happy meals… as all midnight rides should. xx

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take me out to the ball game

June 12, 2017


we recently took the kids to their first baseball game ever–the mets versus the pirates! nate and i are mets fans… even though that is only truly because we have never been to a yankees game. not necessarily by choice, but because it always seems to work out that we make it to a mets game versus a yankees game, therefore we have become mets fans. we both grew up in atlanta so we are historically braves fans, but we have since transitioned away from the tomahawk chop.

the kids were so excited about the night’s game. we were too, although a 7:30pm game seemed a bit ambitious with these 3, but we decided to tackle it.  Continue Reading…

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proud big sis

June 4, 2017


a couple weekends ago nate, the kids and i drove down to baltimore to be with my family and celebrate my little sister gaby’s graduation from the maryland institute college of art. Continue Reading…

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happy birthday alexa!

May 22, 2017

i can’t believe this girl is already seven years old. how did that go by so fast? it seems like yesterday we were celebrating her rock n roll two-year-old birthday party on the west side highway! dance parties are a theme, clearly. two years ago we celebrated at this very same spot–downtown dance factory. she loved it so much she asked to go back this year… nate and i were both fully onboard as they make dance parties SO easy for the parents. Continue Reading…

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paradise in palm springs

May 2, 2017

CALIFORNIA BABY

last month we took a trip to palm springs, california for our friend’s wedding — it was a much needed adult-only getaway. i had been to palm springs once before for a work trip, but it was definitely a treat to be there for a short vacation and even more so for the wedding where we were surrounded by a group of our closest friends so we were in constant party mode. the kids stayed home in brooklyn with my mom which made the overall trip pretty much perfect.


a road trip to palm springs wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the cabazon dinosaurs… it’s not much more than a photo op, but it is a worthy photo op — definitely a good instagram opportunity to say the least.
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it’s been awhile…

April 10, 2017


it’s been awhile, i know. when people ask me if i still blog i kind of shrug and feel a little guilty. the truth is, life with three and my job has kind of taken over any of my free time. i’ve honestly relied on instagram to tell everyday stories… i feel like for many people, instagram has become more powerful than blogs used to be. when i do have free time, i tend to want to shut off and watch tv shows with nate and not thing. i’m actually watching season two of the americans right now, and not fully paying attention which just means i will have to watch the episode again–ugh. (it is amazing… our new favorite show!)

anyway, i thought i would do a recap of the past couple of months… quick, but bringing me back up to date.  Continue Reading…