an Outer Banks dream vacation

My family and I spent TWO (!!!) WEEKS in the Outer Banks in September, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that all of us are counting the days until we get to do it again next year.

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third time’s a charm

The third annual Layer lake vacation in Maryland was just about as perfect as they get. This is not to say our previous vacations were the pits; simply that we had the best weather than before, stayed in a bigger, more beautiful house than before, and had–dare I say it–more fun than before.

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the HillTap Festival & an unexpected turn of events

As if we needed ANOTHER event on our calendar in July, we joined friends in Ellicottville for the HillTap Festival at Spruce Lake! To be fair, stopping in EVL on our way home from DC after our Cabo trip decreases our drive by one hour, so it made sense 😉

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