Acadia Weekend 2018

Acadia Weekend 2018

Spent a weekend going to Maine with my sister Kitty, her fiancé Tristan and my Mum and Stew. We stopped in Hallowell and ate lunch at The Quarry Tap Room, where I got to see our other sister Taylor and my nephew Ronan (my first post). Then we drove to Bucksport and checked out the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and the view at the top was amazing! You’ll notice a few reflections on the photos of the view here, as the entire thing is housed with glass and it was a beautiful sunny day out.

Heading up to Acadia, we ate out at Havana on our first night, checked out some popular spots in the park the next day and ate out at McKay’s Public House on our last night. We got delicious ice-cream and sorbet at Mt. Desert Island IceCream, stopped at a cool kitchen supply store, and did a stopover in Portland, ME on our way back to Massachusetts for some pizza at Flatbread with our brother and some Kombucha from Urban Farm Fermentory.

All in all it was a great weekend! Can’t wait to go back next summer!

Ronan: Acadia Weekend

Ronan: Acadia Weekend

When we traveled up to Maine to go to Acadia for the weekend, we stopped and got lunch with my sister Taylor and my nephew Ronan. Isn’t he cute!? I took a bunch of pictures of him and had to include a few of his derp faces because I couldn’t resist!

Life in St. Albans

Life in St. Albans

On the second half of our vacation we went up to camp in St. Albans Maine for a couple of days. We had some decent weather, went for a nice kayak ride, ate a good meal with family and got to spend time with the doggo Chase!

Montréal Part Two

Montréal Part Two

The Cathedral in Montréal was beautiful and we had a great time walking around the Old Town and eating Poutine. I had never been to Canada before this trip (minus doing the Canadian side of Niagara Falls). I will definitely be going back to Montréal again.

Montréal 2018

Montréal 2018

My husband and I took a small three day trip up to Montréal, and we had a great time exploring the city. We took in the Botanical Gardens, walked by the Olympic Stadium, explored the Museum of Art, walked through the Cathedral, had two amazing dinners out, and checked out the Old Town. Oh, and of course we made sure to get some Poutine!

Southwick's Zoo Trip 2018

Southwick's Zoo Trip 2018

Took another trip to Southwick’s Zoo with my friend Rachel and her two kids. Got to see some cool animals, like my favorite, the turtle! It was an eventful day too because when I got back to my car, the battery had died and I spent a long time in the parking lot waiting for the guy to come. All in all, it was a good day though and here are some shots to check out.

Muir Woods

Muir Woods

The last stop on our trip to San Francisco was to take the ferry out to Sausalito and check out Muir Woods. After that we headed back into town and went to check out a restaurant called Lark for dinner. It was delicious and I would highly recommend it if you like Mediterranean food.

Let's Play Ball!

Let's Play Ball!

The next stop on our tour of San Francisco was to go to the Giants game at AT&T Park. We got seats in the upper corner so that we could see the water and it was beautiful and sunny out by that afternoon, so we had a great time enjoying the game. After that we walked around the pier and checked out Ghirardelli, ending our day with some tacos in the Mission.

San Francisco 2018: Land's End

San Francisco 2018: Land's End

For our summer vacation, my husband and I traveled to California with my sister Kitty, and her fiancé Tristan. The second half of our trip was in San Francisco. We checked out Land’s End on the first full day there and even though it was windy and a little cold it was still beautiful!

Shasta Lake 2018

Shasta Lake 2018

This summer Mike and I traveled to the West Coast to join some family members on a houseboat vacation in Redding, CA . Shasta Lake is a beautiful lake that we had done vacations on for a long time when I was younger, but the last time we had gone was in 2010. It was really nice to get to do it again as an adult and we had a good time relaxing, drinking margaritas and reading. Here are some photos from the trip!

Ronan Visits

Ronan Visits

Ronan and Taylor stayed over during the week of Kitty's graduation, and then we went home that weekend for a Mother's Day day of bonding. We met up for brunch at Slate's Restaurant in Hallowell. Later in the day my sisters and I got matching tattoos of a pine tree while my mum decided on a sunflower. We went to El Rayo for fish tacos afterwards. It was a great day!

Ronan's Second Birthday

Ronan's Second Birthday

My nephew Ronan turned two in March and his mom threw him an Elmo themed party at my aunt's house in New Hampshire. I'm glad I brought my camera along to capture his special day!

Family Session: The D'Ambras

Family Session: The D'Ambras

One of my best friends, Rachel asked me to come take some photo of her and her two kids to send to her husband. I spent the night at her place and the next day we took the kids to their swim lessons and then played in their backyard in the afternoon. It was a lot of fun hanging out with them.

A Vacation in Three Parts: Paris

A Vacation in Three Parts: Paris

On the last leg of our anniversary trip, Mike and I went to Paris for three days. We took a very short plane ride from the Edinburgh airport and arrived in Paris shortly after noon. Our little flat was the tiniest of the three and the building was a little rundown. The location, however was fantastic! We stayed in Montmarte, right down the street from the Sacre Coeur, which we explored right away. We walked by the Moulin Rouge and checked out the shops on Champs Elysees. We spent the next few days exploring Paris; We went up the Eiffel Tower, but couldn't get all the way to the top due to construction. The view was amazing!  We checked out the Arc de Triomphe. We checked out the Louvre obviously, but we also went to the Musee D'Orsay, which had the most amazing impressionist art I'd ever seen. It was a revelation! We had an awesome dinner in the museum that night.  On the last day we checked out Notre Dame and Jardin du Luxembourg.

A Vacation in Three Parts: Edinburgh

A Vacation in Three Parts: Edinburgh

On our anniversary vacation we went to Edinburgh, Scotland on the second leg of our trip. We took the train from Kings Cross. The trip took about five hours by train and we arrived in Edinburgh around 2:30pm. Honestly, the train ride was very pretty once we got into the country, however, the train got overloaded, and we were unable to even get to the the dining car for food. We planned poorly and did not have any snacks with us! We ended up stopping for lunch right off the train and grabbed some sandwiches to take as we walked to our flat. It was adorable! Probably the best place out of the three flats during our whole trip. We took in the sights the next three days... Hiked up Arthur's Seat, walked the Royal Mile, explored Edinburgh Castle, walked to the top of the Scott Monument, checked out the National Gallery of Scotland, saw St. Giles Cathedral, had dinner at an amazing restaurant called the Devil's Advocate, visited the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and took in the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. It was an amazing couple of days and we can't wait to go back someday.

A Vacation in Three Parts: London

A Vacation in Three Parts: London

My husband Mike and I planned an epic September vacation to coincide with our 2 year wedding anniversary. We flew into London and spent three full days exploring the city and checking out all the main attractions: Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Pauls, Tate Modern, and Shakespeare's Globe. We also got to see Wicked the Musical on Broadway, and it was magical. And finally, we stopped at Platform 9 3/4 while we were at the train station because I am a huge HP nerd. We enjoyed our time in the city and our AirBnB flat was very conveniently located to allow us to see as much as we could fit in to three days. Here are the highlights from London. Enjoy!!

Danica & Nick: Married!

Danica & Nick: Married!

My beautiful best friend Danica got married recently and I was asked to take their wedding pictures. It was such an honor to be a special part of their day. The wedding ceremony was short but sweet, and it was hard not to cry as I looked through my viewfinder. Danica and Nick are perfect for one another and it was an amazing experience to witness their love.  Here is a selection from their wedding day. 

Popham Beach

Popham Beach

My sister Taylor and I took a trip to Popham Beach with Ronan. He had a blast playing in the water and sand, destroying sand castles, and people watching. Here are some photos from that day!

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

Mike and I went up to camp for a week this summer for our vacation. We spent the week kayaking, reading, babysitting our nephew Ronan, and checking out Old Hallowell Day. Here are the pictures from that trip!

St. Alban's

St. Alban's

Mike's parents recently bought a summer camp in Maine and we went up there recently to help them get it sorted. It's in a beautiful spot on the pond and is so quiet and peaceful. Here are a few pictures from our trip up there.