we are home. in Miami

when we left Beja yesterday it was 6am Portugal time (1am Miami time)

Lily was awake during the whole flight from Lisboa to Philly and awake the whole flight from Philly to Miami

except for the last 5 minutes before landing

she slept through the whole baggage claim and the car ride

when we got home, i put her in her bed and she didn’t even budge

at around 4:30 this morning, she walked into our room and said:

“is this my yellow house mommy?”

after i replied “yes Lily. we are home”, she said “i love my yellow house”

as sleepy and tired as i was, it warmed my heart to know that no matter where we go and how far, she loves coming home

just like i do

i picked her up and put her in bed with us with the hopes that she would go back to sleep for a couple more hours but no such luck

after tossing and turning for about 20 minutes she said “i want to go play”

of course she did. it was just about 9am Portugal time

past her wake up time

while Lily plays, i am writing this post in bed, with a cup of coffee next to me and it’s not even 6am

even though i wish i was still sleeping, i am happy to be home

and awake

happy sunday everyone

still here

our time here in Dataw Island, SC has been wonderful

so much so that when we talk about leaving every morning, we decide to stay instead

we are still here

we might leave today. or tomorrow

we definitely have to be home by sunday

it’s been a wonderful week of fun and relaxation

happy friday and i wish you all a great weekend

on the road again…

well friends, we are off to west virginia for two weeks this afternoon

we are driving there so don’t be alarmed when you don’t see a new post on here for a few days

as you can see from the video above, Lily is super duper excited

and so are Will and i

family and mountain air, here we come

have a great weekend everyone!

Hats and boots!

We are here!

We arrived yesterday in Charleston, WV after a short 2 hour flight from Ft Lauderdale and went straight to aunt Maury’s house where we had a lot of family there to greet us.

We slept over and when we woke up this chilly morning we got on the road to Slatyfork.

It’s in the 30’s and it feels wonderful.

Have a great weekend everyone!

excited to go to the airport with her backpack





We have been back for almost a week and it has been wonderful but also a little hard when it comes to adjusting.

The first morning we were here, Lily woke up at 5:30am. (way too early)

The next morning at 6:30am. (a little better)

The third morning (sunday) she finally woke up at 7:30 (the usual) only for it to actually be 6:30am due to the time change. (can’t I get a break!?)

It’s a 5 hour time difference that when it comes to bed and wake up time, kind of throws things a little off.

The best thing to do is to just go about the present time. Which is what we have been doing but, I must say I’m having a bit of a hard time with it myself.

Two nights ago I was asleep by 9pm and up by 6am.

Last night I was asleep by 10pm (a bit more normal) but, I’m writing this post at 6am and I’ve been up since 4:30am. (totally not normal)

The older I get the harder it gets for me and the more I notice things like daylight savings.

I hope to soon be back to regular timing. Whatever that is.

Here are some cell pics of our almost week here.

Oh! And I know I said I would start mamas&their babies when I would get back from vacation but, as you can see, I’m still adjusting. However, go see Natasha as a beautiful mama in her own mamas&their babies segment. And stay tuned becauseI have some beautiful mamas&their babies stored for you!

welcome to America shakers and Lily’s room within an hour of her waking the first morning

movie/snuggle/nap time and a morning fairy

waiting to go on a family bike ride and together again has never felt so good