best recipe yet

We’re so excited to share that our family is growing! You may already know from Instagram or conversations, but I wanted to officially share it here on this platform as well – we are welcoming a baby girl in October 2020! Quarantine made keeping the secret pretty easy, since we weren’t seeing any family or…

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brain tumor trip – nyc part iv

Welcome to the last installment of this year’s brain tumor trip.  We packed a lot into our three-day weekend in New York (see parts I, II and III). On our second day we first went to the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. While our trip was about a month ago, it seems fitting…

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brain tumor trip – nyc part II: central park

In case you missed the introduction to this brain tumor trip series, check out Friday’s post on our first part of NYC!  We spent a lot of time in Central Park during our trip, using it as an easy way to walk from place to place while being surrounded by green and city at the…

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brain tumor trip – nyc part 1

Over the weekend my family took a trip to New York City to celebrate health and family. When I was a freshman in high school my dad underwent surgery and a difficult recovery for a benign, but unknown, type of brain tumor. The following year, around the time of the surgery, we went on a…

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4th of july, 2016

4th of July has become one of my favorite holidays. Growing up 4th of July was fun if we had plans, but there were never specific plans or traditions we continued every year. Now that I am part of Will’s family, we join them every year with lots of traditions for 4th of July. As…

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happy father’s day!

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world! You are the most innovative, creative, fun-loving person I know and your love and thoughtfulness shine through every day! You taught us to work hard, stay creative, always learn new things and love what we do. Thank you for teaching us, supporting us and encouraging…

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blacksburg, va

A few weekends ago, my family met up in Blacksburg, Virginia to visit my sister and go to Virginia Tech’s homecoming game against Duke.  Virginia Tech in the fall is beautiful.  The leaves on the trees join the football fans in donning their maroon and orange, and the grey gothic architecture combined with the chilly…

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a fun fall weekend

October has been crazy busy. Last week I posted about my trip to New York. The weekend after that was jam packed with farmers’ markets, family, friends and celebrations! We celebrated my mom’s retirement (whoop whoop, go mum!), Will’s sibling’s birthdays and the engagement of one of my good friends who was on the NY trip….

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catching up: 4th of july

  We are back!  If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook you have probably seen pictures from our trip to the UK over the past few weeks.  I’m excited to post even more pictures from our trip in the next few weeks in this space.  Now that we are back it is back to…

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memorial day weekend

I’m final catching up on some of the pictures I took over Memorial Day weekend! Three-day weekends are sometimes the best. That third day adds just enough time to make the whole weekend so much more relaxing. I think all weekends should be three days long – I believe it would make offices everywhere happier…

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