An Early Christmas Celebration

christmas tree 2015

Early Thursday evening, Diane and Les arrived in town to spend the weekend with their grandson and celebrate an early Christmas with our little family. We’ve been looking forward to their visit for months and it was so nice to have them staying with us during the holiday season. We celebrated our Christmas with Ryan’s… 

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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 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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