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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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our adventures abroad…

November 26, 2016

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normally, it takes me a bit to gather images and document a trip, but i felt it necessary to immediately write about our adventure to germany because, if i didn’t, i would potentially forget/block from my memory some of the dirty details. for those of you who follow me on instagram you are probably thinking it was a dreamy getaway with family… some of you may even have thought what rockstars we were for taking on this adventure… well, sorry to say we had you fooled. not intentionally of course, but simply because i didn’t photograph the doctors visit, the 24 hour stomach viruses and all the chaotic travel scenarios. i kinda wish i would have at least documented it on snapchat, but the truth is i didn’t have enough hands to manage that or enough time between each scenario! so… here goes, our 2016 german adventure, in all its glory…. Continue Reading…

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life on the farm

October 29, 2016

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i was trying to divide up this post into multiple posts, but time is not on my side these days. you know that thing called “mom brain” that happens post baby… well, mine is back. i feel like i can’t even remember people’s names lately. for some reason this fall has been the busiest of my life yet. it is a combo of my job, rowan and the kid’s school. between my work emails and the school emails that fill up my inbox everyday its enough to make anyone go a little nutty. on that note, i would like to make special request to the powers that be at the kids school–for those of us with TWO kids in the same school, it would be great if everything was prefaced with what grade/child the letter, email, etc is for. its hard enough to remember it all and then to remember what teacher said what or what letter wad for who!! AH.

anyway, this post is meant to be about our lovely time away at stony creek farmstead, so here we go… hoping no one will mind my photographic narrative (thanks nathan for taking all the beautiful photos as usual)! if you have any questions about the stay, shoot me a note at marissakrax@gmail! all i gotta say is, plan a trip there next spring–it is so lovely.

also, an important tip: bring rainboots or wellies
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tis’ the season for roadtrips… and snacks!

July 13, 2015

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after almost 10 years of living in new york city we have finally taken the leap into being nyc car owner… some people shudder at the thought of this–we once did! the truth is i was the one fighting for it, specifically during the summer months. as most of my readers know, i am a bit travel obsessed and the thought of being trapped in the city for 3 hot months seriously stresses me out.

as far as planning for road trips, i still treat them very much like planning for a trip on an airplane. it’s all about preparation–which means, its all about snacks and technology! Continue Reading…

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kayaks, starfish + s’mores #PuertoRico

February 16, 2015

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this is the last post to wrap up our adventures in puerto rico. it’s funny because as i am typing this hayden keeps asking when can we go back. it goes without saying that the kids absolutely LOVED this trip. it also probably has something to do with the fact that it is 7 degrees here in nyc and they just want to be outside playing. can’t really blame them.

our last day in puerto rico was full of activities… we really packed in the most we could while we were there…

the day started off with the kids’ first fishing lesson. they were really into it… i had forgotten how fun fishing could be–and how hard!

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dinner on the beach & a pajama party

February 14, 2015
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photo by tom clark

our vacation in puerto rico was one of those where you wish you could extend it for another week–at least! it might have had something to do with the warm weather and sunshine… or just the general good spirit the kids were in the whole time because all we did was play with them all day long. it was pretty magical…
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day four: exploring #paris

January 25, 2015

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i thought i would start this post with food–specifically croissants. nate was on a mission to eat at least one croissant a day–which isn’t hard to do. it’s funny because he is known by almost all our family friends as a total health freak, but his love for good croissants surpasses his need to be healthy it seems. i will share our favorite croissant in another post, but the bakery we frequented the most was called carton
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