This is pretty much how I feel right now. Except not quite so cute. Can barely believe it is officially the holiday season. Somewhere between a trip to California and starting a new job, Christmas decorations were hung and the temperature dropped below freezing. Not sure I am ready for the next few weeks, but still looking forward to cookies and fires and spending time in good company.

(And hopefully a few naps that are as peaceful as the naps our newest family addition is surely enjoying.)


Wednesday night was the perfect evening for a family baseball game. As always, the founding fathers stole the show. Go Abe! Bright lights, a cool breeze, and lots of DC pride. Summer feels like it may just last forever.

(Sshhh! Don’t tell Summer, but I’m ready to fall in love with Fall all over again.)


This blog is quickly turning into another foodie blog. But that’s just fine with me.

On Sunday there was even more celebrating for this lady’s birthday. Her place of choice was Roy’s in Baltimore (three years in a row now!). Roy’s has amazing seafood and hawaiian infused flavors. They also have a “whole snapper” dish on the menu and when you order it, you really do get a whole snapper. And it’s probably a good foot long. And everyone in the restaurant stares at you. Even the snapper. True story.


Happy Birthday Mom!

We celebrated on Friday with afternoon tea at Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis. It’s pretty much my favorite (although it’s no Ladurée). We even got a little crazy and splurged on the “Colonial High Tea,” which includes their quiche lorraine. It was like eating the most delicious breakfast meal you have ever tasted in your entire life. If you are not from Annapolis and you take a little visit there, Reynolds is a must. Just do it.