Hello and happy Monday, friends! Did you have a nice weekend? We spent part of our weekend down in Newport, Rhode Island for our annual family trip. Fun fact: Even though Qman is only 2 years old, this year was technically his 4th annual Newport trip. Figure that one out! 🙂 When we arrived, we did our usual Friday evening routine: Lugging way too much stuff inside, building a fire, and then ordering take-out Thai food for dinner. Our trip always…

Greetings from Newport, Rhode Island! A little someone woke up bright and early this morning (I assume he was too excited to sleep!), so we were up and at ’em before the sunrise. Mal and I both wanted (needed?) coffee, so we got ourselves ready for the day. (Quinn thought the hairdryer was hilarious.) The weather was a little chilly and quite windy, so we all bundled up. (Quinn’s super cool shark stroller is from Amazon.) We…

Good morning, friends! On Sunday, it rained all morning and afternoon, so our second day in Newport was pretty low-key. Breakfast Mal and I woke up starving for breakfast (I actually woke up at 3 AM and ate a container of yogurt because I was so hungry), so we headed out to Gary’s Handy Lunch for breakfast. We felt kind of bad going to breakfast without Mal’s parents, but they were still sleeping and we…

Greetings from Newport, Rhode Island! Mal and I arrived in Newport late on Friday afternoon and his parents arrived a little while later. We had a low-key evening at home in the condo””ate dinner, played at least an hour of Candy Crush (Mal and my mother-in-law got me hooked), and then went to bed early. On Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early. Ate a little something and then headed out to run 4…

Wow, what an amazing weekend: perfect (summer) weather, great friends, good times, and delicious eats. Let’s just say there wasn’t a shortage of fun this weekend! Here’s a recap of the best parts of my weekend in Newport.  Best Adventure: Newport Sailing Cruise On Sunday, Mal and I and our friends, Josh and Courtney, took a two-hour sailing cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay on the Aquidneck, a beautiful, 80-foot gaff-rigged schooner. The weather…

Woah. Where the heck did Saturday go?!? Before it knew it, it was midnight and I was falling asleep on the couch. Blogging just didn’t happen yesterday. Oops! 😳 Pre-Workout Snack As soon as Mal and I woke up, we grabbed fuel for our 9-mile run. We shared a pistachio-chocolate chip muffin and an iced coffee from the Ocean Breeze Cafe. Mmm! It was definitely my type of fuel! 😉 While we ate, we planned…

Hello from Newport! I’m so, so, so excited to be here (it’s my favorite weekend of the whole year!), but the rainy, gray weather is a wicked bummer. It’s a repeat of last year. Wahhhh. 😕 Let’s hope the icky weather clears up soon! Mal and I arrived in Newport just in time for happy hour! 😉 We kicked-off our weekend by sitting on the porch, staring out into the ocean, and enjoying a couple of…

Last night, my hubby, in-laws, and I had dinner at Tucker’s Bistro in Newport. A couple of my blog readers recommended it, and because it’s a French-inspired bistro, I thought my in-laws would absolutely love it. From the outside, Tucker’s looked adorable with lots of hanging white lights, vibrant colors, and charming flower boxes. Inside, the decor was interesting and eclectic, and the atmosphere was relaxed and romantic. The bar area of the restaurant had…

Around lunchtime, Mal, my in-laws, and I headed over to the Taste of Rhode Island at the Newport Yachting Center. The event was basically a food festival that featured a variety of edible items, wine, beer, and dozens of restaurants from the Ocean State. Mal and I were lucky to have the opportunity to attend the event as “media.” Obviously, Mal was psyched! 😉 The event included the Stop & Shop Pavilion, where attendees could…

It was the perfect morning to sleep late and lounge around. It’s been raining pretty hard all morning, so Mal and I weren’t in any rush to get going. Around 10:00 AM, our stomachs finally started to grumble, so we headed to the Ocean Breeze Cafe for breakfast. The menu at the Ocean Breeze Cafe is pretty extensive. They serve a range of traditional breakfast items as well as the most glorious muffins! 😀 There…

Greetings from Newport! 😀 It’s a rainy, blustery, gray day in Newport, but I’m so happy to just be here. The weekend that we spend in Newport each October is easily my favorite of the entire year. I look forward to it so much. Our time in Newport is always very relaxing, but for some reason, we always end up celebrating (or just discussing) a major life change when we are here. For instance, last…

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