Summer is nearing its end and I'm feeling the pull to make the most of it and spend more time experiencing different places. I've mentioned it before, but I really hermited down in the first year of Luca's life because with a newborn, home is comfortable, easy, predictable. It was a gift to do so but lately it's been really good to go.
I've put myself out there enough now to have a routine when traveling so that Luca and I both settle in easier. To ease the transition we take certain items on every trip- travel crib, sheet, bunny bear, pjs, blanket, noise machine, monitors, a few toys. Then, we find the darkest and quietest spot for her bed and say a little prayer. She's magically slept well on these past few trips.
When Lee asked if he could use our house for a party, we agreed and asked my brother-in-law if we could stay in his family's house on Lake Keowee for the weekend.