Batalis crew comes to NC

The annual Batalis visit! Our best buds from Charleston arrived… we really haven’t changed that much since Gretchen and I were teaching and Nick and Ahren were going through residency… hence just a… Continue reading

January family visit

It’s funny that I am sitting in Maine, visiting these same people who came to visit us in JANUARY. Yes, getting caught up on the blog! Charles and Elaine surprised us by bringing… Continue reading

Charlotte’s first birthday shin-dig

We learned on Charlotte’s first birthday this year that it would be a life long duty for us to make an effort to really acknowledge her big day. A close friend who has… Continue reading

Christmas 2013

A beautiful Christmas season made extra special by all of us celebrating Charlotte’s first Christmas~ tree decorating, cookie baking, hanging with amazing friends… unfortunately, Ahren was on call on Christmas Eve and Christmas… Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2013

Now that I’ve gone back and looked at pics of Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of the reality that it’s been harder to take pics of my own kiddos in the middle of life happening…… Continue reading

Christmas tree shopping

One of my very favorite days of the year! It is quickly becoming a tradition for us to deck out our home for the holidays right after Thanksgiving… the incredible farmer’s market is… Continue reading

Finn’s 3rd Birthday

Although she is now closer to four than to three, here are some pics from Finn’s 3rd birthday! The Boston contingent came into town to see the crew, and after a great morning… Continue reading


A fun week of festivities that included cupcake making, pumpkin ballet, practice wearing costumes, and culminated with friends at our place for trick or treating! Dad came up to witness the craziness that… Continue reading

Pumpkin Pickin’

Our annual pumpkin picking trip was a success! It was a little rainy, but it actually made for even more fun, and hazy, pretty photos! It was Charlotte’s first time in the pumpkin… Continue reading

Homecoming 2013

So the cool thing about being so far removed from these pics is now getting to go back and reminisce! Also, the babies are so much bigger now! We made the annual trek… Continue reading