travel diaries: ireland [ cork, cobh, + kinsale ]

our last day in ireland ended in cork county. only a week before we started our trip around the country at cork international airport, [7 short days to make the loop] phew!  it was a week that we will remember forever. the views >> the places we had seen and covered with our tiny rental car. the changes in landscape as we drove from south…

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travel diaries: ireland [ring of kerry]

we began our morning in kenmare.  we stayed at a sweet b&b [the an bruachan in gaelic or ‘little brook’] run by two best friends. they were the sweetest older women ever, and they did so much for us. they pushed our beds together so that we could all squeeze in a larger bed even though we arrived late, and planned to leave early. breakfast…

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Gray Monthly [ 5 months ]

f i v e   m o n t h s stats: 18 lbs  3.2oz this month so many changes have come about… from finding little tootsies to rolling like a pro. this little babe has been meeting milestones left and right.  he can recognize mama, dadee, and holden. he loves to smile when he see us. we’ve heard a few “ma” babbles. watching holden…

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travel diaries: ireland [killarney + gap of dunloe]

o our day in killarney was quite spectacular — we wanted to see all of killarney national park. we woke up to a dreamy b&b with an extra-large bed, and giant tub for holden to “swim.”  we started our morning with breakfast in bed… but not in the romantic/sweet way, ya know?  more like the easy way.  eating in our room with two littles just…

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travel diaries: ireland [bunratty castle, adare, + dingle peninsula]

as we made our way to dingle we made a few stops along the way.  i don’t know how true this saying is to everyone, but it really feels like you’ve seen one castle — you’ve seen them all!  between limerick and ennis we stopped by bunratty castle, on our way to dingle, b u t  both boys were sleeping soundly. we decided to skip…

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a promise.

you guys. i have been so out of action lately! where have i been? well, to give you an idea… we’ve had two different occasions of having guests [which we love!], AND i got my first dose of solo mama-ing while matt was in germany for 3+ weeks doing a training.   to say it was a little chaotic while he was gone is an understatement,…

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Gray Monthly [4 months]

f o u r    m o n t h s stats weight: 16.2 lbs height: 25.3 in this sweet boy is making strides. he is rolling everywhere and anywhere [including his car seat and mamaroo when not buckled in properly >> and no worries, no accidents have happened. safety first]! he has been rolling since last month and has got it down to a science.…

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travel diaries: ireland [galway + cliffs of moher]

post our hearty breakfast in spiddal, we jumped in the car and headed to galway! this city is what i would imagine the cultural capital of ireland to look like! it’s bustling with people [college students and tourists, mostly] and full of color!  between cute thatched roof houses, colorful coffee shops + pubs, and awesome street music — we were in heaven.  oh, and let…

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travel diaries: ireland [castlerock, giant’s causeway, carrick-a-rede ]

i’m just gonna say it. just like everyone else. we. loved. ireland. everyone loves ireland! what’s not to love?! ireland is exactly what you would imagine… green, lush, castle ruins, sheep everywhere you look, and rainy + windy! BUT then add in some of the sweetest people you’ve ever met, gaps of sunshine in your day, and great food.  it’s no wonder we were contemplating…

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Gray Monthly [3 months]

t h r e e   m o n t h s stats: 15lbs 11oz height — TBD this boy is a not so little babe!  did you see that weight up there?! ^^  he is growing out of 6 month clothes already! this is so different than my little holden!  i keep feeling like we’re missing the little little baby stages because he’s so big,…

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