Life Lately

We are all moved into our new place and fall is officially here. These last few years, fall has been a season of change for us. Last year we moved across the country and I made a (sort of) career change. This fall we moved — again — and I just had an incredible breakthrough with my health issues.

I don’t talk about medical issues very often on BBB but this is a moment in my life I want to remember. Since Matt and I got married, I’ve been to many doctors, had surgery, several scans and office procedures, months of taking this medication and that, months of blood tests, physical therapy, frustration, confusion, exhaustion, and tears. All that to say, after five years of trying everything I possibly could, I was left with no answers and a dead end.

After an encounter at an event over the summer I can only describe as providential, I learned about a doctor in Oklahoma who I’m able to work with over Skype. Thank you technology! I won’t get too into the details but basically hormones are super important and mine were incredibly out of whack. With one prescription, it’s looking like I will finally, finally, feel like myself again.

The fact that this news came at the beginning of fall is simply the icing on the cake. In between traveling all over the country for work, we’ve been able to explore our new neighborhood and a bit of the surrounding Maryland/ Virginia area.

Time for a few recent pictures to remember this season in our lives:







DC Turkish Festival

This past weekend, Matt and I decided to go for a walk along the mall before our big move this week. In classic DC fashion, we stumbled upon a street festival — a Turkish festival!

The people, food, and fashion were wonderful. I snapped a few pictures as we walked through the fair.






A Wedding in Ireland

Matt and I just returned from a week long trip to the Emerald Isle for my sister-in-law Maria’s wedding. This was our second trip to Ireland and I didn’t think it was possible to fall more in love with this place and its people.

It was a short trip filled with laughter, family, delicious food, and memories that will last a lifetime.

We spent most of the trip in County Donegal, on the northwestern part of the island. The area is called a gaeltacht, meaning the locals speak mostly Gaelic. We stayed in a little cottage with a view of the ocean, no wifi and a limited quantity of hot water. It was the perfect getaway from our fast paced, technology filled DC lives.

I’m putting together a little video from the trip but couldn’t wait to share some photos of our time in Ireland and my beautiful sister-in-law (and new brother-in-law’s) wedding!

There’s also more photos on my Instagram! 


For the bachelorette party, we went horseback riding along the beach and ate pizza and cider. 






The happiest bride in Ireland. 


Orla and Aifric, the flower girls. 




The video will be coming soon! Also more photos. I brought my film camera and a few rolls of black and white film. Stay tuned!