Our “baby” turned 6 years old yesterday… and, my gosh, we’ve celebrated! Let’s just say Quinn has had quite the birthday celebration! I mean, you only turn 6 once, right? 🙂 The celebrations started last Saturday with an early birthday present – Dueling Stomp Rockets! We planned a small “water party” with a few kids from the neighborhood, so we figured it would be a fun toy to play with. The Dueling Stomp Rockets and…

You’d think packing food for the beach would be easy-peasy, but sometimes it’s a bit difficult, considering there are some important outdoor factors to consider. In particular, sand and heat can totally ruin a lunch at the beach. Sand in your sandwich? Warm chicken salad? Nope. That’s why we keep it simple when it comes to the meals we pack for the beach. Introducing: 5 Healthy Lunches to Pack for the Beach! 🙂 Ok sure,…

Around here, summer is an all out sprint – trying to cram every last bit of fun into a few short months. The winters are long, so when the nice weather arrives, everyone is out and about taking full advantage. It’s totally crazy at times, but I wouldn’t want it any other way! 🙂 That said, here’s a recap of our most recent summer weekend! Saturday We’ve been on fire this summer, so Saturday was…

Hi, guys! After being away for 10 days (Seattle —> Oregon), the start of this week has been a bit hectic with regard to catching up on work, life, and everything else. I’ve basically been glued to my laptop and running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Blahhhh. So, when Mal came home (he was golfing) with Quinn yesterday afternoon and told me to throw on my bathing suit because we were…

Quinn and I had quite the fun morning at the beach yesterday! And we didn’t get stuck in the sand, so it was a definitely a WIN for us! More on this in a second… My day kicked off with a tasting plate full of veggies, lentils, and a scoop of a new Jalapeno Lime Almond Dip from Trader Joe’s, which added some serious flavor and heat! And I love that the ingredients are super…

Hi, guys! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Ours was SO FUN – and it made me even MORE excited for summer on the South Shore. Have I mentioned we’re never leaving? It’s funny… when we first moved south of Boston, I was so resistant. I couldn’t imagine not living in the city, and I thought the suburbs were so far from life conveniences and things to do. Now, I know I…

Have I mentioned that we’re never leaving the South Shore? 🙂 The longer I live here, the more I love it. Sunday was an awesome day – easily one of the best of the summer. We spent all day (10 hours) at the beach with friends and, my gosh, we had a great time. It was our first experience driving onto Duxbury Beach and now we know why everyone raves about the experience so much. The actual drive to…

Hey, hey! We’re back from our vacation to Cape Cod. We rented a house in Bourne with some friends for the week and had a wonderful time… well, minus “the plague” (aka stomach bug) that hit some of our group, but we made the best of it, especially with the kiddos in mind. That said, here are some of our favorite family moments with Quinn from our vacation! Spending time at the beach. The house we rented was…

Hi, guys! Earlier this week, we went to the beach with a couple of our friends for the first time this summer. We (especially Quinn) had an awesome time, so we wondered why the heck we hadn’t gone before now. I mean, hello, it’s the end of July and we live like 15 minutes from the beach. Get it together, Hauperts! I guess we didn’t go to the beach until now because we thought it was…

Hey, hey! We’re back from Seattle and, boy, we had a wonderful time! In fact, we had so much fun, it would have taken me forever to recap the whole thing, so I decided to just share some highlights. Here we go! Feeling like we had our act together traveling with a toddler – Remember when I blogged about traveling with an infant (here and here)? Well, we learned a few things, so, this time, we streamlined…

Ok, here we go! We haven’t gone on too many family vacations with just the three of us, so I took a TON of photos to document our experience. Plus, the nice people at Chatham Bars Inn (CBI) offer us a complimentary 2-night stay, so I wanted to make sure I gave you guys a full review of the property. With that, here’s part 1 of 3 (!!) of our family vacation to CBI! Spoiler: We had…

Our first morning in Cabo was pretty low-key, but by the afternoon, Mal and I were in the full swing of things with a hot, sweaty, and sandy WOD on the beach! Breakfast Mal and I both woke up hungry, so we immediately headed to Bar Esquina for breakfast. (FYI: The restaurant prepared a special Paleo menu for our group for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all of the meals are included in the cost…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! Did the weekend fly by for anyone else? I feel like it was just Friday afternoon. Time flies when you’re having fun? Totally. Friday After CrossFit on Friday, Mal and I met up with Kerrie and her boyfriend Mat. We hit the beach for some sun and fun, and then grabbed a late lunch at The Red Parrot. Our first order of business was cocktails! I haven’t drank in weeks, but…

After breakfast, Mal and I checked out of the Hawaii Prince Hotel and drove to Ala Moana Beach Park, which is located between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, to do some stand-up paddleboarding. Unfortunately, when we arrived, we were told it was too windy and unsafe to paddleboard. Bummer. It was still a gorgeous day and we were in Hawaii, so Mal and I enjoyed the beach, went swimming in the ocean, and then took a…

After my tour of the Hawaii Prince Hotel, I met Mal at the beach, which was just a short walk from the hotel. We went swimming and worked on our tans for about an hour before we started to get hungry for lunch. There were a bunch of bars and restaurants along the water, so we walked up the strip to check out the dining options. Our only requirement for lunch: outdoor seating. Us folks…

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