adirondack weekend.

September 2, 2014

adirondack weekend If one can still be a cousin when separated by marriage and generations and entire sides of the familyโ€”and we’ve decided that the answer is yes, indeedโ€”then we spent the weekend with cousins at their home in the Adirondacks.

For me, weekends like these are largely an exercise in toting a heavy camera up the side of the moutain, only to pull it out once. Still, here are a few little snaps to give a sense of the weekend and to log the experience in the old memory banks. Not that we really need a reminder of how good it feels to breathe in mountain air and eat under a sky full of stars that only gets more sparkly the longer you look into it.

Here, a little bit about about how we spent our time:

adirondack weekend We ate woodfired pizza and barbecued dinners. By way of refreshment there were Adirdondack beers and bourbon-spiked lemonade with thick stems of rosemary and plenty of ice-cold water.
adirondack weekend In the mornings there were fresh berries and strong coffee on the screened porch and the kind of philosophical musings that can only come from a cherubic three-year old. adirondack weekend We took Faye on her first hikes and learned the finer points of scrambling up a mountain with a baby strapped to our chests and a toddler (or two) to entertain. We got our first taste of sock weather and rejoiced in getting to zip on our hoodies (all three). adirondack weekend We huffed in the smell of goldenrod and juniper berries and other things that are hard to come by in the city. aadirondack weekenddk3201 We lit candles and bonfires and didn’t care when our hair smelled like woodsmoke. adirondack weekend Today, it’s a return to business as usual. The air is hot and sticky in the city but that’s not stopping us from sharpening our proverbial pencils and diving back to work feeling eternally grateful and utterly refreshed from a weekend away.

For the curious:
My shirt (a gift from sweet Sadie).
Faye’s sweats.
The world’s sweetest baby socks.
And a few more shots on instagram.

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  • Reply Danielle E. Alvarez September 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Sounds amazing. Wishing your family of three the best as you get back into the swing of things!

  • Reply Kathryn Sutton September 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Beautiful photos – well worth lugging the heavy camera for! Also, your little one is just adorable!

    Kat |

  • Reply Kayla Poole September 2, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    so sweet. love faye's socks!

  • Reply Kim Johnstone September 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Stunning pictures. I hope you savored every moment! I also enjoyed nights by a crackling fire this weekend, and it has totally refreshed my energy for the coming weeks. Now I just can't wait for it to feel like Fall in Los Angeles.

  • Reply jenn @ beyond the stoop September 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    my husband and I got married a few weeks ago and we aren't planning a real honeymoon until after our reception next year, but planned a short weekend away in the catskills in a few weeks. these photos of the Adirondacks make me so anxious to go! obviously it's not the same place, but the concept of leaving the city for a while is totally the same ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you had a great weekend in a place where you could unplug!!

  • Reply Kaolee Hoyle September 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    It's amazing how fast babies grow and your baby girl is growing up so fast already!

  • Reply DontBlameTheKids September 2, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Hiking with little ones = awesome. I took my now-five-year-old to Sugarloaf Mtn several times, and I can't wait to do the same with my two-year-old this year. They're both old enough to do at least a bit of the walking now. I don't mind carrying the toddler, but I draw the line at the kid.

  • Reply Martie @ Spunkyrella September 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I always love your photos and the easiness that comes with your posts. Faye is such a cutie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Tradlands SF September 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Aw, thanks so much for the shoutout, Erin! Love these photos. You and Faye are the sweetest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Inge September 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Looks and sounds absolutely wonderful! There's nothing like a weekend getaway, especially to nature, to make you feel refreshed.

  • Reply Jessica September 3, 2014 at 12:26 am

    What an amazing home! I was following you on Instagram and wondering where you're staying, since we wouldn't say no to a nice weekend in the woods. Alas, we'll have to find some other place! Glad you had fun!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic September 3, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I love your pictures, especially the ones of Faye with you and your husband. And it would be wonderful to breathe fresh air and eat barbecued food; I'm jealous. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply holtkamp September 3, 2014 at 3:10 am

    This looks so amazing and relaxing. I felt more relaxed just looking at these pictures, especially the ones of you guys cuddling sweet Faye ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sweet Love and Ginger September 3, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I actually love coming home from the dacks and washing my hair. I swear the fire smell takes up the whole bathroom, and it's awesome.

  • Reply Angela September 3, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Can you recommend a good place to stay/rent in the Adirondacks?

  • Reply Diana September 3, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    oh wow. sounds like it was a lovely weekend!

  • Reply Caitlin | Our Natural Heritage September 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    This sounds like a perfect late summer weekend, you described it so beautifully ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kim B. September 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Sounds perfectly heavenly!

    • Reply Kim B. September 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      The photos *and* the evocative words: "We ate woodfired pizza and barbecued dinners. By way of refreshment there were Adirdondack beers and bourbon-spiked lemonade with thick stems of rosemary and plenty of ice-cold water.

  • Reply Astrid September 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    i love these photos so much. there's just something about them. also: gorgeous light! happy weekend to the three of you xo

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