Monday, May 14, 2018

Dispatch from San Francisco

I had a very quick business trip to San Francisco two weeks ago to celebrate the launch of our new capital campaign. The event went tremendously well and the day afterward, I was able to spend an afternoon wandering around the city. And, a true highlight, my first In-N-Out burger, and a Ghirardelli sundae eaten entirely alone. A perfect melange of work and play!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Montpelier and Mac's Maple

My sainted father has been up in Vermont for the past nine weeks helping us with our house, renovating the entire upstairs of the brick. It's been an incredibly long slog, and I know he's exhausted and ready to go home to Florida, but before he left, we wanted to take a single day off from house work and take him up to the capitol for a delicious meal at Down Home Kitchen, some shopping, and a little sightseeing. On the way home, we stopped for Mac's Maple, a decadent and delicious spot for visiting with cows and eating maple creamies, which they sprinkle with maple candy.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Our Mini-Moon in Kennebunkport, ME

Between buying a house and planning a wedding, we did not have time to plan a big honeymoon, but we knew we'd need a break right after the big day, so we booked ourselves a suite at the Kennebunkport Inn and spent two days sleeping late, eating delicious seafood, and exploring the adorable beach town. It was one of the best vacations of my life.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Farewell Brunch

And, with the wedding over, there was only one thing left to do: say goodbye to all our incredible friends and family who had traveled so far to celebrate with us!

We hosted a going away brunch in our barn, with catering by Have Your Cake, a subsidiary of a local crepe chain here. Folks were treated to sweet and savory crepes and tours of our still-unfinished house, along with games of corn hole and a fire. My good friend Courtney of Cania Photography offered to take photos for us as a wedding gift, and I couldn't treasure these more!

Post-wedding brunches are often my favorite part of a wedding, because they're so relaxed and it's a chance to actually sit and chat with the couple, who are often very busy at the wedding itself.

This one also gave our guests a chance to see our house during the day, and for the kids to stretch their legs before the long drive back home.

Now that it's been almost six months, we're settling in well to married life, and are so thrilled to have started our marriage off with such a beautiful, personal celebration. Thank you to everyone who participated in our wedding, and thanks so much to all my readers for following along with my recaps!