london, england!

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so excited to share photos from the last part of our spring break trip, our time in london, england! that city was such a fun one for our family, we felt like there were endless things to do with the kids, and none of us has stopped talking about it since we’ve returned home to nyc....

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catching trout, riding miniature trains and holding butterflies in england!

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excited to share some photos from our day at the trout farm in bibury england, and also our afternoon at blenheim palace!

spending time at this trout farm was probably one of our favorite experiences of our trip! the farm was of course just beautiful, and we ended up hanging out and being there much longer than we originally anticipated since the grounds were so pretty and they had a fun little playground as well that the kids just loved....

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the cotswolds farm park and the slaughters!

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probably my favorite part of exploring the cotswolds was our afternoon visiting the slaughters. i was so confused as we began our planning and josh kept talking about the slaughters. i was like, what even is a place with a name like that?! but apparently, the village gets its name from the old english term for “muddy” or “wet land” which is “slothre,” thus, the slaughters....

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a day in oxford + turville england!

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i’m sharing some photos today from our time in the english countryside, specifically when we passed through turville and oxford. it’s a photo overload, because everywhere we looked was so picturesque, it felt like we were walking into a fairy tale. i love how everyone uses great detail in keeping their gardens and homes in beautiful shape, which of course just adds to the charm....

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easter in london!

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we had such a wonderful easter holiday yesterday here in london! i had a few minutes this morning to get a bunch of our easter pictures from the day ready for the blog, so here they are! we went to church, ate a lot of good food, a lot of yummy treats (#maitrechoux for the win!) and were able to see some old dear friends as well....

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casablanca, morocco!

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our family spent 24 hours in casablanca, morocco, to start off our spring break trip! originally, when we first bought our tickets for this trip, we had planned to spend a much longer time exploring more cities and areas of morocco, but we switched up our itinerary a few weeks back to have more time in the country side of england....

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48 hours in paris! part II!

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if you missed the first part of our 48 hours girls trip to paris, you can find that post here. today i am sharing the rest of the photos i snapped and other things we saw and did and ate, if you’re interested!

my friend mary martha took this jumping picture of me in front of the arc de triomphe and she timed it so well with the traffic to make sure no cars were behind me....

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48 hours in paris! part I

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i am still on such a high from getting to spend the weekend with girlfriends in paris! you might have caught a lot of the trip through my videos on instagram stories, but now that i am home, i have a billion photos and stories i want to share as well! we were able to pack in so much in just 48 hours, but it never felt rushed or crammed, as we just wandered around and got lost on the most beautiful streets or inside the most incredible shops. ...

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weekend road trip!

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no matter how much we love new york city, sometimes it just feels really good to get out of the city. we woke up on saturday morning and were like, “let’s get out of here” and i literally started throwing an extra pair of clothes for everyone into a duffle bag while josh ran around the corner and rented a car....

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cabazon dinosaurs in palm springs california!

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we just returned home from a quick few days in palm springs california! we flew straight there after our time in utah since eleanor was still on winter break from school and sunshine is never a bad idea (although looks like nyc was crazy warm in our absence with a cold front coming in as we return....

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matching coats and caramel apples in park city!

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sometimes i forget that all of us have the same coat in different colors until a stranger points it out on the street and is all, “did you know you’re matching?!” haha! i am part embarrassed, part proud when this happens. ;) we ventured into park city yesterday to ride the alpine coaster (and did so JUST before the rain/hail/snow storm hit!...

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currently: snowboarding in utah!

we’ve been in utah over the weekend spending time with family and also getting the kids (and me!) more comfortable on the mountain with their snowboards! i’m not sure if you follow along on my instagram, but i shared a few videos over there on my insta stories of the kids in action!

this was conrad’s first time on the slopes, and he loved it!...

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our trip to boston!

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i have so many photos to share from our trip to boston! we had a wonderful time, and i’m so glad we finally went. i had never been before, despite all these years of living on the east coast and always hearing the best things about the place. but everything aligned last weekend with a few days off from school for eleanor and with old friends now living in boston, so we decided it was the perfect time to go, especially with all the fall foliage basically at its peak right now (the drive alone was insane, it’s so colorful out right now.)

we drove up on saturday and hit a big rain storm, which didn’t stop pouring until the early hours of monday morning!...

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a few quick exciting days in D.C.!

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hi everyone! we drove down to DC yesterday to spend the next couple of days together since there is no school for the kids right now and something exciting is taking place here.  i can’t wait to share more with you all soon!

after several hours in the car from the drive down, we stopped by the lincoln memorial (it’s my absolute favorite) to stretch our legs (more like get all the wiggles out!) and “try” to talk the kids about the significance of the monument and area in general before heading to meet friends....

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a weekend in whistler, british columbia, canada!

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before our time in victoria, we spent a quick weekend in whistler, british columbia, canada. and the entire time, we were like, wow this place is crazy beautiful. i’m so glad we detoured there for a couple days to see it! i actually didn’t take the camera out too much during our weekend, and we kept it pretty low key as we adjusted to the time change, but i did bring it with us when we visited alta lake one day and i’m glad i did because i love these photos (and the video too) a lot. we spent most of the day right beside the water, and the kids couldn’t get enough of the little fish swimming around and tried to catch a few in their buckets and give them names before releasing them again into the water....

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photos and a video from victoria, canada!

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i’m really excited to share some photos and a video we made from our time in victoria canada a few weeks ago! we have absolutely loved the chance we’ve gotten to explore some of the most beautiful places this past year as we’ve partnered with fairmont hotels and resorts. traveling with little ones is not the easiest, but i wouldn’t trade the memories and experiences we’ve been able to create together while doing so for anything....

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food and games in portofino and portovenere!

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wanted to share some photos from portovenere, which is the port town we stayed in near cinque terre. first, we had my favorite gelato this trip here at a place called bar lamia. i don’t know how josh stayed strong and didn’t partake in any gelato this trip but you guys don’t have to worry, i definitely made up for him not having any by pretty much having two a day....

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portofino, italia!

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well, it took a minute, but i finally have (way too many!) photos to share with you from the final portion of our time in europe last month, when we were in portofino and also portovenre, italy.

this batch of photos is from our time in portofino! i also have a lot of video footage that i need to finish editing, so it should make its way to my youtube channel later this week so be on the look out over there!...

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photos and video from cinque terre, italy!

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i’m a little bit behind on all of my blogging, but finally was able to get our photos and video from our time in cinque terre up from a few weeks ago! after our time in switzerland, we spent our final week in europe exploring some of the coast. we went to portofino (post coming soon!), portovenere, and two towns in cinque terre....

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switzerland video!

excited to share a little video we made from our trip to switzerland! there is footage in here from our time in the swiss alps, meiringen, wengen, grindelwald and oeschinen (and our short afternoon passing through bern.) this might be my favorite video we’ve made, but i think it’s because this might be the most special trip we’ve taken and we fell so hard for switzerland....

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swiss alps!

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i’m excited to share all these photos from the last few days of our switzerland trip. it’s been really hard for me to try to put into words just how much our time there meant to us. i feel like the videos and photos don’t do it justice. but i also don’t think my words could ever do it justice either....

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our time in meiringen, switzerland!

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here’s a big batch of some of my favorite photos from our first stop in switzerland. we spent our first few days in meiringen, an area where josh’s good friend from high school has lived for the past several years with her husband, who is from the area originally, and their two little ones.  the entire area was breathtaking, but the lake named lake engstlensee that our friends took us to, was on another level of beauty....

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our drive into switzerland…

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after our weekend at lake maggiore, we made the drive into switzerland on sunday to our first destination there, meirengen, where josh’s good friend from high school has been living for several years with her husband and two darling daughters. as we prepped our big old van and started off, i had absolutely no idea what a treat we were in for....

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boating on lake maggiore!

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hello! sharing lots of photos today from the day we took a boat out around lake maggiore. this was so much fun! i don’t know why i get hesitant to do water activities with the kiddos, i always anticipate that they are going to hate it and we’re going to be stuck on a boat far away from land, but it turns out that all three of our kids are water babies through and through and never want to get back onto shore....

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photos from lake maggiore, italy!

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good morning from italy! we have just a few more days left here in this incredible place, but i have so much to say and share about our trip, i figured i better get started. we flew into milan and spent the first couple of days at lake maggiore. that place was a dream, seriously. i couldn’t get over the views, from the street OR the boat, in any direction you looked, it was photo worthy....

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