Trips, vacations, and travel

Life lately

Sarah’s been confined inside with sick kids, but generally thankful they have been spared from the worst of the winter illnesses.

Abby’s planning Plum’s first birthday party, which will include some out of town family and carrot cake.

Reading lately

Abby discusses Swing Time by Zadie Smith, a tale of identity, race, and friendship set in the UK and Gambia and narrated by an unnamed black woman. If you like audio books, this one has an excellent reader.

Sarah read Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matchar, a non-fiction book that explores the draws and downsides of the movement toward crafting, blogging, local food, and women opting out of the workforce. It touched on the questions in Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte, another book we both love.

Trips, vacation, and travel

We chat about family trips growing up, our favorite vacations as adults, our ideal vacation, and how we hope to travel as a family in the future.

Eating lately

Sarah and HP have been making these two-ingredient cookies (just bananas and oats).

Abby is making a more traditional (and delicious) chocolate chip cookie. The recipe only makes a single pan, which if you are anything like us your family will eat in a single sitting.

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