Here is a little video I made of our experience with our helicopter ride over New York City. It was the absolute best way to see the city, and despite my nerves, I would do it again and again! I hope you enjoy it just as much vicariously as we did in person!
Location: BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Miles turned 30 towards the end of 2016! He’s not much into birthdays, but I am, and I always love a good excuse to celebrate. I knew I had to do something out of the norm for his entrance into this new decade, and I knew I wanted to gift him an experience rather than something tangible. So, I started where every great experience begins, in planning a trip, first to Norway (top of his bucket list) but then I realized we didn’t have weeks to spend there and knew the trek abroad wouldn’t be worth the short time we’d have to spend there. I want that trip to be one for the books–plus, I should mention it was going to be well below zero, and we wouldn’t be able to properly explore, so I nixed that one quick. Plan B went like this: Miles was born in Queens, NY + what better way to bring in turning 30 than by taking it all the way back to where the journey first began. Good, no?! I thought so. And get this, I wanted it to be a surprise until we boarded the plane. This is hard because Miles is the most organized person I know, and I’m the absolute worst at trying to keep surprises a secret…
At the end of October and beginning of November, we traveled to the south of Italy and France. We were invited by my dad, and we never pass up such an opportunity. The boys and I went and unfortunately, Miles had to stay home to work. I made a video recap of my trip to Europe with the boys here (it’s lengthy, but I didn’t have the heart to cut down the footage). I also should prepare you for a boatload of photos, because I loved all of them too much to cut them down either! Here are our travels in a photo story!
This wasn’t Lu’s first plane ride, although it will probably be the first he’ll actually remember. It was Harlow’s first plane ride. At 6 months old he won’t remember, but I promise I will never forget.
I’ve traveled so much these past three months, and I must say it feels really good to be home! I love traveling, but after being on the go consistently, it’s nice to be able to relax knowing I can put my suitcase away for awhile, at least for the holidays. In October, I visited Atlanta for the Create & Cultivate Conference. If you haven’t heard of it, in a nutshell, it’s a conference centered around creatives and a great place to mingle with bigger brands and people within the industry in person. They have amazing speakers to draw inspiration and advice from, and it’s in a really casual setting, so it doesn’t feel authoritarian, it just feels like having coffee with a few hundred other women (It’s not restricted to women, that just seems to be the majority of who attends these types of things).
and a blue forever, because baby number 2 is a boy! i was shocked! when the ultrasound technician placed the doppler on me, it was immediately plain to sight it would be more trains & shades of blue. i was mostly surprised because of how incredibly different this pregnancy has been for me. i’ve had no morning sickness, problematic skin, and cravings that i never had with lu–just to name a few. anyway, i was thinking girl for certain, but the universe had other plans & i couldn’t be more excited! life with another boy is just bliss. i’ve accepted being far outnumbered at this point, and i really wouldn’t have it any other way. this is my life, and i’m so proud of it.
^^ this is a photo from a couple weeks ago when we went to el campo, down south, and rode the train to tacate, mexico and back. you don’t actually cross the border, just reach it and flip around. my father-in-law scouted out the historical train, and invited us to come down for a ride on the locomotive decked out for halloween. luca was obsessed with being on an actual train that hoots its horn & chugs down the tracks. ^^this photo is a little late, as i’m fourteen weeks along now, but i have a two year old, so forgive me. luca is shocked we survived the first trimester and so am i. i’m ready for an increase in energy and a decrease in mood swings & speaking of jalapeños, pass me the tums because trimester 2, i’m ready for ya.