Acadia Drive.

A couple days after we got to Maine, my stepfather took us for a super long drive through Acadia and all the way to the top of Cadillac Mountain, through Bar Harbor, and back again. He is retired but is a bus driver in that area and he knows a lot about the history of different places and what’s going on there. He’s a pretty good tour guide! Maybe a little too in depth sometimes, but still, we got a lot of information! We stopped at Sand Beach to get some photos and check out the scenery. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t so great for sightseeing. Driving up the mountain, everything to either side of the road was in a pure white fog, so we didn’t get a chance to see anything. Maybe next time we visit it’ll be nice out so we can see the views!

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Park evening.

My sister, Cadi had the awesome idea to bring all of the kids to the park after dinner one night to expel some energy. Since most of the little ones (including Max) passed out immediately after getting back to the camp, I’d say it was successful!

When stayed asleep until the next morning, so when I changed his diaper i found it was full of wood chips. His onesie was, too. He had fun!

Sunny Day.

On Wednesday afternoon we met with the lovely ladies of M. Studios Photography for our engagement photo session/family portraits. I was REALLY nervous before we got there. I am pretty uncomfortable in front of the camera and I didn’t know how my anxiety levels would make it through the experience. I also didn’t know how Max would deal with all of it. As it turned out, it was not uncomfortable at all and was actually really fun! Max got a little bit bothered at some points but for the most part he was hysterically happy! He really loved hamming it up for the camera. One of the photographers, Melissa, brought with her a bubble gun and Max LOVED the bubbles. It was the perfect distraction! The weather was perfect and we had a great time! We are so excited and can’t wait to see our photos! I know working with them at our wedding is going to be an easygoing, fun experience, too. While we waited for them (for like 5 minutes, we were early!) we took some Instagram photos. I can’t get enough of that iPhone app. Seriously. It’s a dream. Love, love, love it!

Wedding Obsession// Boutonni√®re DIY

During my week and a half of being sick, I was pretty much out of commission for doing anything that didn’t involve lounging around my living room. Despite having a very fussy (but SO cute!), teething baby to chase around and take care of, it still got pretty boring being stuck in the house for so long. Dan and I were discussing some wedding stuff and I made a comment about how it is less than 4 months away. Dan was sort of in disbelief at first and then immediately suggested we get to work on some projects. We made the skeleton base for the “E” rafia project that goes with the “D” we already made. And and and…we made all of the boutonni√®res! There’s one for Dan, one for each of the three groomsmen, and one for my dad. They look amazing! it was a super easy and inexpensive project and I’m glad we have another one crossed off the list! Corsages are next!

There are tons of super simple boutonniere tutorials all over the web. I loosely followed this one from A Beautiful Mess. Happy crafting!

Mama and Max.

Sometimes when everyone is having a rough day, the best thing you can do is pretend your baby is King Kong and fly him around your apartment crushing “buildings” and then follow it up with a tickle fest. I swear it works. I have the photos to prove it.


Another tip is to use Instagram or another old-school Iphone photo editor. No matter how little sleep you are running on or how previously frazzled you were, you will look fabulously radiant. Right? RIGHT?

Sunday.

Sunday was Father’s Day and Dan’s mama took us all out to lunch to celebrate! It was deeeelicious! The restaurant had a high chair set up before we even got to our table and they brought a little plate of bread and banana slices out for Max before we ordered. I was impressed! If you have kids and have ever brought them out to eat at a restaurant you know this is rare! We had such a nice day!

Farmer’s Market.

Every Thursday the farms and local businesses of Farm Fresh RI set up shop right on my street. I can literally open my front door and step into the vendor area. This past Thursday was the first time we went of the season. Because of the looming inclement weather there weren’t too many vendors this time around but wee still managed to get everything we needed for a delicious meal. Purchased: whole organic chicken (slaughtered 2 days prior, its doesn’t get a whole lot fresher than that for a consumer!), zucchini, francese roll, super duper ripe strawberries, and really pretty blue flowers for the table. We already had lots of garlic and tomatoes at home so this was all we needed for Dan to make dinner! And it was so good. So, so good.

I’m thinking up delicious veggie based meals for this week’s meal plan. So far: orzo salad with corn on the cob, tomato salad with basil and goat cheese and maybe some good bread, chickpea curry with rice, baked beans with cornbread and garlic kale. It’s going to be a good week.