Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery

For anyone who’s been around this blog for any amount of time, you know I’m not a big history person. That is absolutely Sean’s domain. Occasionally, I will begrudgingly visit a museum just to make him happy. But it’s really not my thing. However, one aspect of history I do enjoy is old historic cemeteries. […]

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Fall Fun at Baugher’s Orchard and Farm

Fall Fun at Baugher's Orchards and Farm

I’ll go ahead and say it: fall is the best time of year. I love summer wholeheartedly but after three months of scorching weather in the Mid-Atlantic, it’s easy to yearn for cooler temps and relief from the overbearing humidity. Plus all the best things happen in the fall: the return of pumpkin spice lattes, […]

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Five Days in Myrtle Beach

A few weeks ago we embarked on our first-ever road trip as a family of three down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was also my first real vacation since coming back home to the U.S. in 2019 and after a full year of Vacation Deficit Disorder (it’s a thing), five days at the beach […]

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A Return to Blogging, But How?

Well, hello everyone. It’s been a while! I love how every time I take a break from this blog I have ridiculous expectations about when I will be able to return. In my What Month Is It post I said perhaps I would be back around Christmas. HA. Anyway. Happy mid-January and happy 2021. We’re […]

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What Month Is It?

For anyone who doesn’t know, last month Sean and I moved home to Maryland after just over two years in Tbilisi, Georgia. In ordinary times, an international move with five animals in tow is a harrowing experience. This time around, the move was complicated by pregnancy and a global pandemic. Now, you would think these […]

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Chicago

I often consider Chicago my second hometown. I’ve never lived there personally, but both my parents are from the South Side (yes, really) and much of my extended family lived in the area when I was a child. The first time I remember visiting downtown, I asked my dad how big the city was. His […]

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The House on the Rock

After a few very crazy weeks – bacheloretting around Chicago, two wedding weekends, a Hamilton history lesson, and just soaking up as much Wisconsin as possible – I’m returning to my regularly scheduled blogging. Or at least I hope so. I’m currently still in Wisconsin – I have one more event to attend this weekend […]

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My First Packer Game

Although I spent 23 years living in Wisconsin, yesterday was my first-ever Green Bay Packer football game. I know some people have been wondering why it took so long for me to partake in one of our state’s great traditions. I have several reasons. For one, my parents are from Chicago, and though my dad […]

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Door County, Wisconsin

Before yesterday, I’d only been to Door County once. I was 19, my boyfriend of a few months was about to leave for a study abroad in Russia (spoiler, I married him), and we were only there for a few hours. I don’t remember it very well, but we do have these ridiculous pictures to […]

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Wisconsin State Fair

Yesterday was our first full day back in the U.S., and our first full day back in Wisconsin since Christmastime 2017. It also happened to be the first day of the Wisconsin State Fair, so naturally, we had to go. I have fond memories of the fair from my childhood. My brother and I insisting […]

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