While Mackenzie and I were coming back from the Hamptons, we scheduled a trip to Nantucket. As in, Mackenzie made me block off the dates in my Google calendar because… well… I’m notorious for not actually taking vacations. Mackenzie, Emily, and Amy were all part of of the gang. (Oh and Mackenzie’s younger brothers whom I now love.)
The trip was amazing.
Getting there took 26 hours (more on that later) and included just about every form of transportation possible: cabs, planes, shuttles, buses, and ferries. (Mackenzie took the train from Connecticut that morning so we even have that covered.)
Regardless of how we got there, once we did we had plenty of girl time, plenty of relaxing, and plenty of fun. Maybe even a little bit too much fun.
I spent so much time growing up by the water and on the water as a coxswain. I definitely took it for granted. There is something absolutely rejuvenating about the water and my little city body needs more of it. New goal in life? Have a beach or lake house.
Well… I can officially cross skinny-dipping off my bucket list. Shhh.
On Tuesday night, Mackenzie chartered a sailboat. We stocked up on fruit, cheese, and champagne… oh, and stripes.
I’m second from the left. Amy took this picture and it just cracks me up. So many stripes, so little time.
I’m so thankful for my friendship with everyone. Especially Mackenzie. It’s crazy to think that we became friends through blogging (thank you blogging universe). And she introduced me to her cousin Emily and Amy! Living in the city is just so much better with great friends.
We went out on the sailboat at 5:30 and it was the perfect time for the sun. Beautiful!
Invasion. Totally felt like Gasparilla (shout out for my Tampa readers).
Mackenzie’s brother! Give him a call.
On Wednesday, we were sadly returning to the city in the afternoon. But we spent the morning with Mackenzie’s grandmother (a total sweetheart) and exploring ‘Sconset.
Then we squeezed in a few extra hours of beach and ocean time (and some more skinny-dipping) before going to the airport. Note, we went straight from the beach to the airport… with sandy shoes, soaking hair, and wet swimsuits.
Have you ever been on a trip with your friends? Did you have a blast too?
📌 Save this post! Can’t get over the MAGIC that is @backtonature.nj’s Christmas Market during the holidays! 🎄🌟🎅🏻🧣The decor this year is on a new level. If you need to get into the holiday spirit (or pick up speciality gifts or more decorations for your home), 100% recommend making the drive! It’s worth it ❄️
When you don’t actually feel cute but then kind of end up feeling cute because you put a bow in your hair, slipped into a dress that fits, and swiped on your favorite red lipstick 💋 @hillhouse @annmashburn 🎥 by @carterfish, maybe I’ll post the video without music so you can hear her hyping me up, because you can’t imagine the crowd the bore witness to the making of this Reel
And then there were three ❤️❄️🎄🌟⛸️ Needlepoint stockings are a huge undertaking… they take hours (and hours and hours) of stitching. The final results are more than worth the effort though. These will hang on our mantle every Christmas and I can’t think of anything more special than that. I finished Mike’s stocking at the end of the summer after stitching almost every night for seven months. I am taking a little break and then I’ll start on the baby’s stocking for next Christmas!!
This tree feels extra special this year. 🎄💫⛸️❤️🕯️ Jack is fully embracing the magic of Christmas (“kiss miss”) and his enthusiasm is downright contagious!
Not one of my best qualities, but I typically feel immense pressure trying to make things feel extra special and perfect and then I get disappointed when the reality doesn’t live up to my (unrealistic) expectations. I wish I could blame social media for this.... but I know the call is coming from inside the house.
This tree seems perfect to me, though, just the way it is. It was a true group effort getting it here. Another one of my not-so-great qualities is that I’m terrible at asking for help when I need it.... this year, I can’t ignore it though. I needed help, and a lot of it. Mike got every holiday storage box up from the basement (no small feat) and hoisted the into the house and got it up in the stand within minutes (then redid it twice to get the angle of the tree just so); my mom and I took multiple trips to the hardware store and drug store for the “right” colored lights (in case you’re wondering, “bright white” is warm yellow and “warm white” is actually bright white... make it make sense); my mom wrapped the tree in lights a second time when we learned the hard way that when the box says you can’t plug in more than five strands together they mean it; and Jack was there to help and hype us all up to say how “boo-full” the tree and lights are– and keeping us in line by scolding and reminding us that we aren’t allowed to touch the ornaments 🤭
I feel a little pang of sadness that we aren’t celebrating a first Christmas with a baby who was supposed to be here, while also struggling through a third trimester (just feeling physically tired and exhausted), while also cherishing our last Christmas as a family of three, while also getting excited knowing our baby will be here before we know it. Sure, it’s a lot of pressure to put on one single tree, yet here I am. ⭐️
Spent the weekend decking the halls 🎄 the garland is up, the tree is up, the wreaths are up! Fueled by three peppermint mochas, one bag of Milanos peppermint slices, one batch of chocolate chip cookies, and one loaf of zucchini bread… my mom and I got it done 🙏🏻
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