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High Low High: Stowe, Vermont Weekend + Mother’s Day

Our trip to Stowe, Vermont was quite the weekend full of highs and lows. Our friends invited us, along with two other couples, to spend Friday and Saturday night at their condo at Top Notch Resort & Spa. (Remember when Mal and I stayed there back in 2010? It’s such a great place!) So, in total, were 9 of us – 8 adults and one almost 4 year old (Quinn), which made for an interesting dynamic, especially as the parents to the only kid on the trip. I think Mal and I were just overly sensitive to Qman’s behavior, but he did a great job hanging with a bunch of adults all weekend. Our friends were super understanding and accommodating, and we definitely had a fun weekend together! 🙂


HIGH: Picking up Quinn and Mal early from school on Friday afternoon to drive up to Vermont!

LOW: OMG, SO MUCH TRAFFIC! It was brutal. It took us nearly 3 hours to get out of Massachusetts and poor Quinn got carsick and threw up.

HIGH: Stopping by Cousin Matthew’s house to drop off Murphy for the weekend. It was a nice break from the traffic madness!

HIGH: Arriving safe and sound in Stowe, Vermont at the most gorgeous condo with views that were even more stunning. Imagine waking up to this view every morning!

HIGH: Playing What Do You Meme? with our friends well into the evening and laughing so hard my face hurt. Best game ever!


LOW: Drinking a half bottle of wine, going to bed at 1:30 AM, and waking up at 5:30 AM with our tiny human. Oy. #parentlife

HIGH: Discovering PK Coffee, which was right down the street and absolutely adorable. They had the best coffee and pastries!

HIGH: Having a nice little morning with my boys!

How cute are they?!

HIGH: Visiting a “Bar-cade” (aka arcade bar) in Burlington, which was so, so, so fun! Both little and big kids had a great time! 🙂

LOW: Trying to find a restaurant in Burlington to accommodate 9 people for lunch. We ended up at Church Street Tavern, which was fine, but we were all hoping for something else since the city has such great food options. The restaurant did make a mean grilled cheese sandwich!

LOW: Quinn didn’t eat breakfast, so we figured he’d be more than ready for lunch, but, again, he refused to eat, which ended up in a full on tantrum at the restaurant. #awkward

HIGH: Turning around the afternoon and playing in the heated pools at Top Notch!

HIGH: Dinner at Doc Ponds. I loved everything about this place – atmosphere, vibe, menu, food, drinks, service… literally everything! The burger and fries were especially amazing!

Note about the burger: I hadn’t eaten beef for about a year because it turned up as a sensitivity on the LEAP, but I had such a strong craving for one, I just needed to order it. Plus, I figured if I was going to order a burger in a restaurant, Vermont was a good place to do it. I also kind of wanted to see what would happen. #bodyexperiment End result: No issues AT ALL. I’m so glad I got it! 🙂

HIGH: Playing an epic game of Clue. I can’t even tell you the last time I planned this game, but it was so fun!


LOW: Hoping to sleep in for Mother’s Day, but waking up with Quinn at 6:15 AM. Whomp whomp. We did have an awesome cuddle session on the couch though! 🙂

HIGH: Having a nice Mother’s Day celebration at PK Coffee with my boys. Quinn made me some pretty artwork and Mal (and Quinn and Murphy) got me the Fitbit Versa. I had wanted a tracker watch, but wasn’t sure which one to buy. Mal learned that the Versa has an in-app fertility/period tracker, so he knew I would love it. I’ll have to give you guys a full review once I’ve used it a little more. So far I’m loving it!

HIGH: The drive home from Vermont – I think it only took us 3.5 hours.

HIGH: Mal cleaning my car as a bonus Mother’s Day gift. My car was so disgusting, so I especially appreciated the gesture!

Question of the Day

Moms: How was your Mother’s Day?

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