Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vacation In Snapshots

We had the best vacation last week. We flew into Boston and spent two days there, and then headed to Newport, Rhode Island for the next two days to see family and witness my cousin's marriage to her high school sweetheart. It was incredible how much we packed into about 3.5 full days--we got to see two old friends, I made a new friend, we saw almost everyone from my mom's side of the family, we spent time with my parents and one of my brothers, and of course, I got to be with my husband 24/7, which was a treat. We ate great food, laughed a ton, soaked up the fresh, cool, energizing ocean air, and talked until our voices were hoarse. We had the best time.

Here's a little peek into our trip through some iPhone snapshots.

Waiting in Atlanta airport with the wedding gift.

We drove into Boston as soon as we landed to meet a friend for dinner, and came across this little fountain (meant for walking in, don't worry!). It felt so great on my hot and tired feet.

We're big seafood eaters and to us, New England means lobster. We found a perfect hole-in-the-wall place, and this lobster roll was even better than it looks.

My husband is a seafood purist--he always goes for the full lobster.

A lovely dinner in Portsmouth, NH with an old friend and his mother (a new friend!).

One of my best college friends who drove two hours from Maine to meet us in Cambridge.

All three of us together. Such a lovely time we had!

My grandparents' gorgeous Newport cottage. 

A shot of their great room and the fireplace.

My husband chatting with my grandpa. 

Look at the light streaming in! I love this house and this room.

My little brother found a gigantic chess set.

One of my uncles is a boater and he took us around Newport Harbor before the wedding.

We were all amazed by this beauty.

My brother and me after the ceremony.

It was the perfect temperature on the wedding evening and the light was lovely. 

 Time to dance!

Having a blast dancing with my brother and my mom.

Sharing a strawberry rhubarb pastry with my husband on the way to the airport. We were exhausted by then but full of joy!


  1. Sounds like a fabulous time! The pictures are beautiful and you look darling in them. I seriously love your outfits in ever photo of you! And your grandparent's home is GORGEOUS!

  2. We are huge seafood eaters, too, and I've actually never been to Boston! It's on my to-do list for sure. This looks like a great little trip. That dress you wore is just perfect. Weddings are so much fun. :)

  3. I'm so glad you had such a great visit, Kate!

  4. It was the best :) Thanks again for a perfect Friday morning.

  5. Looks like you had a blast. I love the second picture - you look so gleeful!

  6. Oh I was! That foundation was so much fun!

  7. wow, kate ... ditto what courtney said!

  8. It looks like you had a wonderful time, and how gorgeous are the photos! Vacations seeing friends and family are the best, I think.

  9. Love today's blog! So many beautiful pics!

  10. This looks so fun! I've never been to Newport (unless I went as a tiny child, but that doesn't count) but would definitely like to go. I love the Northeast!

  11. Go to Newport! It's fabulous. Fall is the perfect time for it too... :)

  12. I'm with you - lobster roll all the way! Jon always gets the whole lobster, too, but I don't want to put in all the work :P

  13. This particular lobster roll was so delicious that after taking a bite, my husband almost wished he'd gotten one instead! A big deal for a seafood purist :)


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