It’s like I blinked and it was over. This summer has been a blur of baby newness and adjusting to life as a family of four. I spent most of the summer in a pseudo maternity leave. I didn’t stop working (you can’t really when you run your own business) but I did slow down considerably (if shooting three weddings, an elopement and a few sessions is considered slowing down.) This summer allowed me time to get to know our Mia and watch Logan develop into a full blown toddler. By the end of the summer, however, I was going stir crazy in the house so we planned two trips to give Logan time to discover and to give us some room to breathe in the outdoors.
Our dear friends let us stay in the their apartment at the beach for a short stay-cation. It was only two days but oh so needed.
Somehow we made it to New Hampshire even though we didn’t think we would make our yearly pilgrimage with a three month old. Once again that cabin fever got me good and I was ready to get out of Miami for a bit. Getting there was an adventure in itself. Two suitcases, a camera bag, a diaper bag, a toddler activity bag, a pack n’play, an infant, an almost 2 year old and 12 hours of traveling later, we finally reached the lake. Both kids were darlings despite all the travel that began at 5:30 am. I kept a visual journal of the trip via Instagram #loloandmiaatthelake but as always I brought along my trusty film cameras (including a new underwater one) to document our first New Hampshire vacation together.
Truth? Vacationing with a young infant and a rambunctious toddler is exhausting in ways I couldn’t quite grasp. I wouldn’t call these restful trips but it was amazing how simply changing the scenery affected our frame of mind. If you’re going to be sleep deprived, you might as well do it some place fun.
Now to dream of our next trip.
Geeky Camera Stuff: Kodak Portra 400 and Ektar 100 on the Pentax 645 and Canon Sure Shot A1 Underwater | Developed by The FIND Lab
Currently Listening to: Want to Want Me by Jason Derulo (Don’t judge. Try not to dance to this song.)