I Tried To Wait Until After Thanksgiving…

greg chase

This weekend, Chase met his Grandad for the very first time! (Sadie was clearly pumped to see Greg again! Chase was highly unamused by Sadie’s shenanigans.) We spent lots of quality time with Grandad Greg and his girlfriend, Gina, and it was so great to see Ryan’s dad light up when he would tickle the… 

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Hiking, Moses Cone Manor and the Woolly Worm Festival

Appalachian Trail Hiking Banner Elk

We’re more than a week late, but it’s time for the final recap of our mountain vacation! Previous recap posts: Family Mountain Vacation: Days One and Two Hiking Carvers Gap and Fishin’ For Trout Family Mountain Vacation: Day Four The fourth day of our fall family mountain vacation kicked off with another hike on the… 

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Hiking Carvers Gap and Fishin’ For Trout

Carvers Gap The Balds Hike

The third day of our family vacation began with a hike at Carvers Gap! Ryan and I have completed this hike twice in the past (it’s a rather long day-trip from Charlotte, but totally worth it) and were excited to bring my sister and brother-in-law and our two dogs out for a chilly and windy… 

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Family Mountain Vacation: Day 1 and 2

Family Mountain Vacation

Our mountain vacation was wonderful. I’m trying not to let myself slip into the post-vacation blues and am hoping recapping our time in the North Carolina High Country will help me relive it a bit! We arrived at the house we rented for the week in Banner Elk early Monday evening and were greeted by… 

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The Weekend Before The Vacation

Chase 10 weeks

It’s kind of weird to have a vacation begin on a Monday. I feel like we spent most of our weekend talking about and prepping for our mountain vacation. The amount of stuff we have packed for Chase for a week is ri-dic-u-lous. I feel like we have our entire baby registry loaded in the… 

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A Visit to the Orchards

julie chase

Even though it isn’t officially fall for a few more days and temperatures climbed to 90 degrees in Charlotte on Saturday, we had no trouble getting into the autumn spirit this weekend! We planned to venture out to a local orchard to pick apples and weren’t going to be derailed by unseasonably warm weather. Sure,… 

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