Our Spontaneous Babymoon

May 23, 2016

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Matt and I have birthdays that are 6 months apart, and so instead of giving each other gifts, we go on vacation. For Matt’s 30th birthday, we ventured to Southeast Asia for two weeks of adventure. And for my 30th birthday, we went to Turkey. It’s been an awesome few years of seeing new places.

I was so excited to find out that I was pregnant in October, and although I didn’t feel the need to do a traditional babymoon, I did recognize that we’d probably want to plan a trip around Matt’s birthday in February. Knowing that our lives were going to change in a big way this summer, I wanted to go somewhere far away, visiting a place that we might not get to for awhile with a baby in tow.

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The Wishful Nals Guide to Prague

May 22, 2016

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I originally compiled this post while I was still in Prague, but of course it sat in my drafts for a few weeks. Weeks turn into months, you know how it goes…

Now that I’ve had time to let this adventure sink in, I still can’t believe that we traveled across the Atlantic with Weber! It was kind of crazy of us. But it worked, and I am so thankful for such an incredible adventure. Prague holds such a special place in my heart, and as I’ve seen photos or heard of friends visiting since we left, I feel nostalgic. For the place, but even more so, for this period in our lives.

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Things I’m Loving Right Now

April 12, 2016

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As I’ll soon be embarking on a new chapter in my life, I’m trying to document more. Time goes by so quickly, and it makes me remember why I started this blog back in 2009 — to capture the everyday moments that really aren’t very ordinary at all.

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An Update from the Second Trimester

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I am writing this post while 29 weeks pregnant, so no longer in the second trimester. But, having looked back on the last trimester, I am able to share things that have helped me along the way, and my general experience.

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We’re Having a Baby!

March 14, 2016

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If you follow me on Instagram or over on The Boston Day Book, you’ve likely already caught wind of this news — but either way, I am so excited to share that Matt and I are welcoming a baby boy this June.

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Travel Tips

August 26, 2015

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For the last two years, I’ve been on the road a lot. My husband works for a large global company and he is often placed on projects abroad. Depending on the project budget, I’m often invited to go along with him. We even brought our 75-pound Portuguese Water Dog to Prague with us this summer!

I’ve pulled together a few tips that might help you if you are an anxious traveler (which I can be) or just need an extra feel-good boost while traveling.

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A Summer Visit to France

August 5, 2015

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A few weeks ago, I spent several days with my grandfather in France. I’ve been so lucky to get to the farm so many times this year. I’ve been able to visit every 3 months, and I feel really lucky about that. Definitely feeling very grateful to spend time with my grandfather, especially as he lives alone so far from the rest of my family. (My dad is an only child and we all live here in Boston)

I swear that each time I am in France, I have arrived during the best season.

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A Weekend Getaway to Lake Garda

July 28, 2015

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This past weekend, Matt and I went to Italy to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary (wow how time flies!). We decided on Northern Italy because 1) although we’ve both been to Italy years ago, we’ve never been together, and 2) it is really close to Prague. Direct flight for the win!

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Traveling to Europe with a Dog

July 16, 2015

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If you follow me on Instagram, you likely noticed that I recently spent a month in Prague with my dog, Weber, in tow. Traveling to Europe with a dog has always been a dream, but I never thought it would become a reality.

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Camping on the Boston Harbor Islands

July 15, 2015

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One January night, Matt came home super excited. With a huge smile, he told me that he was able to secure a camping permit for Lovells Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands where camping is allowed.

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