Last month we packed up the baby and the dogs (and ALL THE THINGS) and drove north for our first family vacation. We rented a cottage just a few miles north of Lake George and set-up camp for a week. We soon found out that “vacation” with a baby is far different than any other […]

During our month in Virginia this summer, Mike and I took advantage of some great nearby hiking spots, including Dragon’s Tooth Trail near Catawba, Virginia. As usual, Mike had done a lot of research before we left, and we agreed to leave the dogs at home for this hike. Thank goodness we did! The first two-thirds […]

When Mike and I got married almost two years ago, we decided to delay our honeymoon until a time when we had moved and settled in to our now home in North Carolina, so we could truly enjoy our trip. After lots of thoughts of where we would like to go, we decided to stay […]

During the process of recently updating my website and portfolio, I stumbled across these photos from our vacation last August to Asheville, North Carolina. We spent one of our days exploring The Biltmore Estate, including the house, gardens, and winery. The beautiful architecture and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains kept us happily occupied on this […]

The cool fall air came blowing through North Carolina yesterday, yet part of me is still craving the summer sunshine and salty air. These photos are from our Labor Day vacation to Florida, where we walked the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, enjoyed anchoring at Crab Island, and visited with my family over lobsters, pizza, and cold […]

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