Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Baltimore buddies

This post is a long time coming. I've actually rewritten it twice. I'm not sure why I was unhappy with the first few drafts... anyway, here is a post about our wonderful weekend in Baltimore!

A few weekends ago Aidan and I headed up to Baltimore to visit our friends, Mama Marchand and her little N.

Mama and I went to high school together, although we weren't really friends. We only knew who the other one was. Then, I discovered her blog through a link on my friend Elizabeth's blog, who went to high school with us. I was pleasantly surprised to see that she was pregnant and expecting a child about a month after I was.

After that, we became fast friends. Comments, emails and facebook chats ensued. We both had gorgeous babies, who happened to have reflux. There was constant comparing of their situations. It was also nice to have somebody who understood how stressful it could be at times. And wonderful to have the support of another new mom, even if she was thousands of miles away.

Then, a few months ago I had this wonderful idea. I wanted to come and visit her before I was too pregnant to fly and while I still only had one child. Flying alone with two children under the age of two is not something I'd like to attempt. Ever.

So, off we went to Baltimore.

We had a great weekend!

Our kiddos hit it off immediately.

Her sweet little girl is quite the petite peanut, so she made Aidan seem huge! He is definitely not that big of a kid!!

The weather was beautiful, sunny and in the 80s, so we spent one morning at the park.

 It was N's first time at a playground and she had a blast!


Mama and I were up late every evening just talking, nothing was off topic! We exchanged stories about former classmates, discussed blogging, children, futures. Everything. It's amazing how similar we are. Not only in our parenting styles, but just personality wise.On our last night there we even busted out our senior yearbook! It was fun to take a look back at who we were ten years ago.We spend so much time talking that we really didn't take very many pictures. Next time we'll have to make a better effort to capture what a great time we had!

I am so glad that we were able to spend time together in person. Finally! I know that I've made a friend for life. Isn't it wonderful what relationships you rekindle and also create through the blogosphere?

Aidan and I love you both, Mama and little N. We hope to see you again soon! 


  1. Awwww! Looks like all four of you had a fabulous time :)

  2. Great post! :) Thanks for sharing the photos. We love you, too! Wish we had all been healthier during the visit ... next time!

  3. PS...You're welcome in Cincinnati anytime.


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