family weekend!

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After the 4th of July in Boston, Zan and I headed down to Greenwich to visit my family. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but my Grandmother lives down in Connecticut and it’s the place where my mom grew up, so I’ve spent countless summers there and almost every vacation in between. The very best time to visit in the summertime because there is so much to do by the water. We spent both days at the beach… Saturday at Tod’s Point and Sunday we took the ferry to Island Beach {a classic day trip!}, both which overlook the Long Island Sound.

On Saturday we also had a second July 4th picnic complete with deviled eggs.


I told my mom upon my arrival that I felt I’d been cheated of an idyllic 4th of July experience in Boston because I didn’t eat any deviled eggs. Forget the roof deck and the fireworks, deviled eggs are where it’s AT come Independence Day. No question about it. Saturday night we watched a second round of Fireworks back at the beach at Tod’s Point. They take their fireworks VERY seriously, complete with a DJ and a dance floor. Summer is in full swing and I’m glad to have spent the weekend here experiencing it.

Do you have a place that brings you back to the best days of your childhood? This place is most certainly mine. I’m thankful to have it to return to year after year and I’m thankful for my family who make each trip so special. My heart was happy the whole time this weekend. A summer trip filled with every thing I love. Sun and sand and reading and my Grammy. I loved spending time with my parents and seeing my aunt and cousins and little Hope, too!

Oh, and also those deviled eggs.

A perfectly delicious summer weekend. As it should be.


  1. beautiful pictures. It reminds me why Boston is my favorite – a city surrounded by beaches…

  2. Ben and I haven’t been to CT yet since moving to MA two years ago, but we’re dying to go. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. It looks like you had a fabulous weekend!

  3. Love family weekends in familiar places. Your pictures are amazing – you had such great weather! I spent the 4th at the beach (just for the day) and it was glorious. Glad you had a good time!

    Also, I did not have any deviled eggs either and I think I need to do something about that this upcoming weekend. They are too good to skip out on.

  4. I could look at your pictures ALL DAY. I love everything around here and all of these photos!

  5. Wow! Gorgeous photos and it looks like such a wonderful place! Thanks for sharing – I’m just loving all the summer porn lately, makes me so happy! xo

  6. I grew up close to Greenwich! Small world :)
    Also. Omg. Deviled eggs. Now that’s all I can think about.

  7. Beautiful photos! One of the best things to do with your family in the summer is to take a road trip or to hit the beach. Looks like you had a great time!

  8. happy fourth :) very happy you got your deviled eggs!

  9. Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE your photography? Well, I do. :)

  10. Confession: deviled eggs freak me out. Like, I have an irrational fear of them, which is weird because eggs in all other forms are my FAVE. They seem like the quintessential summer (and fourth of July!) food, though, so one of my summer goals is to learn to like them. I’m trying!

    Happy summer, and happy beach days!

  11. This looks like such a fun weekend! And your parents – the cutest! We have had rain for 2+ weeks straight, so your time at the beach looks heavenly!

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