Happy weekend!

Lily was so sick yesterday.

She had a fever and was mushy all day long, I think it was teething related because there was no vomiting or diarrhea and she is back to her normal happy and peppy self today.

I am amazed sometimes how fast little ones recuperate!

And…. even though she was sick yesterday, she managed to let me know that she had to poop and she pooped in the toilet for the first time!! (I’m so proud of her)

This weekend we will be going to storage to grab our luggage, visit with friends we will not be seeing for a while and start packing for our month long trip to West Virginia. (we will be leaving on thursday)

I am so excited to see family and to breath fresh mountain air! (dreaming of sleeping with the windows open already)

Hope you all have a great weekend! 🙂

Here are some silly cell phone pics.

Lily reading to Elmo in her room. Lily and I on the bike going to the library

At babyGap trying on a hat and sweater that she picked out

Hanging out by the water near our apartment


For those of you who have been coming here for a while, you are probably aware that both Will and I have a love/hate relationship with Miami and think about moving often.

For those of you who are new coming here and didn’t know, Will and I have a love/hate relationship with Miami and think about moving often.

Will was born and raised in West Virginia and misses mountains and seasons.

I was raised in Portugal and New Jersey and miss hills and seasons.

We need a bigger place (still living in a 1 bedroom apartment) and what we really want is a house.

The house we REALLY want is in Raleigh, NC and we have both been considering moving there for a while now.

It’s hard though.

We don’t really know Raleigh that well and we don’t really have any friends there.

When we think about moving, we both get sad thinking about leaving behind our great friends that we have here.

And then, there are days like yesterday.

Even though it was too hot out for me (it was perfect beach weather really), it is so easy to entertain Lily around here.

We went for a bike ride, stopped off at a park, stayed for a while, went for a walk on Lincoln road where she was busy looking at the water fountains.

It makes thinking about moving so much harder….

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bad picture of me but look how happy Lily is!


ARTsy wednesday

Today’s artist is one of my favorite artists and you all know her.

I’m talking about Mother Nature.

I miss West Virginia and all the nature that surrounded me when we were there.

I miss the cool and dewy mornings, I miss the flowers, the butterflies, the fresh mountain air…

Here are some pictures from one of my nature walks when we were there in august.

Don’t you just love nature?

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