hello! hope you had a wonderful three day weekend! we spent ours up in new england with some good friends from the city. a friend of ours hosted us at his parents beautiful home where he grew up and it was seriously one of my favorite weekends away. we haven’t really traveled or vacationed with friends before, but we had the greatest time relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of manhattan with everyone. we spent our days swimming and cooking and eating and running around after all the little babes. it was also a lot of fun to put the little ones to bed at night and stay up talking or playing games (um, catch phrase? how is that game so much fun! we have got to get a weekly game night going around here.) we also had a volleyball match one night too after the little ones went to bed. i’m not very sporty, but thankfully no one seemed to mind too much. i have more photos to share but here are a few below… feeling really thankful for the good friends we have made in the city this year. and also feeling really thankful that it is already tuesday! bam!
^^^babies at the baby table.^^^
^^^grilling. and all the fixins’.^^^
^^^this is my cute friend amanda. you’d have no idea she has a ten week old baby by the amount of stuff she gets done each day. or by her bod. or by her awesome leg kicks.^^^
^^^so… can we all just pause for a moment and take in this gorgeous back yard? ok. thanks.^^^
^^^i tell you, these women are some of my faves.^^^
ps. thank you all so much for helping us celebrate six years of blogging last week! as i’ve been nursing samson to sleep each night i have so enjoyed scrolling through everyone’s photos associated with the instagram hashtags. hands down, my favorite is the #lovetazafamily hashtag. seeing so many beautiful families and happy faces all in one place just feels really special and powerful to me. it’s one thing to read a giveaway entry comment, but another to see a beautiful face or family behind it. i feel so strongly about the importance and power in families, that i almost get goosebumps every time i scroll through and see all of those pictures. i believe in family. i believe in my forever family. and i love seeing your family, too. so thanks for sharing your photos! they really made my week!