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We’re on our big vacation!  There will be a little bit of fun and a little bit of work – and a lot of family time.  So pumped.  We started things off with playtime – we attended the wedding of our friends and Becki.  Becki was actually the person who introduced the Husband and me!  She’s our matchmaker.


The drive to Pennsylvania is about 10 hours from Charlotte, so we split it into two days.  It was much more manageable and pleasant than just powering through.


You know you have a tea addiction when you pack cups, honey, an electric kettle, and four different varieties… Definite road trip necessity.


The wedding was in New Hope, a cute little town with such great scenery and so many fun things to do.  Here are some highlights!


(Can you find the deer?!)











I loved the use of pumpkins in the wedding decor!  The decorations featured pumpkins, hay bales, colorful leaves, and flickering candles – so beautifully seasonal.  But my favorite part of the wedding was the dessert table!  Instead of a traditional cake, they had two huge tables of all sorts of desserts – truffles, pies, cakes, donuts, and cookies.  YUM.


Second favorite part of the wedding – Henry in a tux.  Of course!


My 5 Favorite Pandora Stations

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Little One started to do aerobics in my belly at 3:30 AM, so an hour later, I found myself sitting at my desk, sipping a cup of coffee and checking emails.  It’s going to be a long day!


I may also have a touch of anxiety about our multi-city road trip, which starts today.  I can never sleep when I know I have something big coming up.  Ugh.


On a MUCH brighter note, my Mom and Dwight arrived yesterday!  I’m not sure who was more excited… me or Henry. 


Probably Henry, actually.  That’s because they browsed the Thomas catalogue for a bit and then Jojo took him to the toy store to buy his new favorite.


There are never. enough. trains.  Never!


Mom was nice enough to buy everyone Thai takeout so I didn’t have to cook or destroy my kitchen.  I was pretty beat by the end of the day – I am definitely slowing down as this pregnancy draws to a close. 


I remember having a lot more energy when I was pregnant with Henry! Now I just feel like I’m trying to survive until the end of the day.  Probably because Henry is on the outside.  Hah.


My 5 Favorite Pandora Stations


Just for fun!


I love the Sia station, especially for working at my computer.  Gotta appreciate some female pop rock.

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I love the Pitbull station for exercise.  The Latin-inspired beats are awesome for running.  Plus, I adore all the shout-outs to the 3-0-5 (Miami, my hometown).

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I love the Snow Patrol station because they’re my favorite band of all time.

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Side note:  The song above.  Back in 2007, Kristien and I saw Snow Patrol at American Universe (they played in the gym!), and when they played that song, they pulled a random girl up on stage to sing the girl’s lyrics.  Random girl totally rocked it – she knew all the words and had an amazing voice.  I always wondered if she was a mole; it’s one of their best songs, but I seriously would’ve just mumbled the lyrics and died of embarrassment if it had been me!


I love the “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia station – it’s much better than the actual Swedish House Mafia station, oddly enough.  It’s a great station for house-inspired workout jams.

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And Henry and I both love the Disney (Children’s) station.  Because Colors of the Wind from the Pocahontas movie is the best song of all time (duh).

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What’s your favorite Pandora station?