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Our First Vacation With Baby

Hello, all!! We are finally home and settling back into our routine from vacation. We actually got home Saturday evening, but between unpacking, loads of laundry, cleaning the house, and moving baby to her room, things have been crazy.

We spent a little over a week at the lake with my husband’s family. Here is the recap:

PACKING:

Oh my gosh, packing for baby K was so stressful. Our car was completely full! She needs SO much stuff!! It helped making a list. 3 adults, one child, and a BUNCH of stuff. Yikes!! We made it work though.

THE DRIVE:

Baby K did great overall! Minimal crying/screaming, lots of staring at trees. She barely slept on the way there, but napped more on the way home.

The drive was around 5 hours, and we stopped a few times to feed and change her.

THE CABIN AND SLEEP:

The cabins are small, but we did have our own room. We put the pack and play by our bed, and baby slept in the doc a tot inside of it (which she is now officially out of since we’ve been home).

There is no air conditioning in the cabins, so we used fans. I was super worried about the baby, but we had the fan directly on her at night. She slept amazing the whole week!! Being outside made her tired, and she napped well and slept through each night. Around 6:15pm-6/7 am!

FUN:

Making new family memories was a blast. Taking baby on her first boat ride and seeing her in the lake brought so much joy to our hearts.

With SO many people to play with the baby, my husband and I got to go out on the jetskis and have time with our friends.

After the baby went down in the evenings, we would eat and play games.

FOOD:

Food options are endless at the lake. I indulged, but still tried to be mindful of what I was eating.

FITNESS:

I took advantage of the endless babysitters to workout each day. The area surrounding the lake has hills to run, which I did often. I loved the time for myself.

I also did pure barre videos, and lifted weights that my brother-in-law’s brought.

OVERALL:

I definitely stressed way more than I needed to. We had a lot of fun! I was more than ready to be home by the end l though. There is nothing like home, and I love routine.

I hope you all enjoyed the update!

I’m going to sit here and continue to cuddle my baby because she is clingy right now haha.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Hocking Hills Getaway Weekend

Hello, everyone! How has your weekend been?! Ours has been amazing! We stayed at a cabin in the beautiful Hocking Hills (in Ohio). If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it. It is full of gorgeous cabins and amazing hiking. Not to mention an adorable winery. Here is my recap of our trip!

FRIDAY:

After work, my husband and I packed up, then hit Kroger for food and firewood. We had about an hour drive to get to our place. The cabin was absolutely perfect! It was so cozy and had a fire place, hot tub, grill, and beautiful views!

The first thing we did was unpack and look around. Soon after, I made a drink and sat in the hot tub while my husband cooked dinner.

Grilled chicken, sauteed mushrooms and onions, and a salad kit! Yum!!

After dinner, we sat in the hot tub until we were tired and went to bed.

SATURDAY:

I woke up and made a pot of coffee and waffles for breakfast.

After breakfast, we enjoyed the stunning views from the back deck.

We played board games in front of the fire for a while and had so much fun.

I was on a losing streak all weekend haha.

I went for a 20 minute run before having a quick lunch in the cabin.

After lunch, we set off to go hiking! We went on two different trails. Our weather was nice and sunny. The trails were full of beautiful ice formations.

Once we finished our hikes, we came back to the cabin and made a snowman. Cute, right?!

When we were finished outside, we had some snacks and watched a movie by the fire.

Meat and cheese plate, plus smores! Yum!!!! Hiking made us super hungry.

I like my marshmallows burnt haha!! The other one had a banana on it. So good!

Once our movie finished, we had some drinks and made dinner! Salmon, shrimp, and rice!

After dinner, we sat in the hot tub until we were too hot. Then we played more board games until bed. What a fun day!!

SUNDAY:

I woke up early and made a pot of coffee and read until my husband woke up. We sat in the hot tub one last time!

We cleaned the cabin before heading home.

Now we are relaxing with our kitties! I missed them. I need to go to the store, but that can wait a little longer!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love,

Carly