Welcome back! It's been one crazy, fun-filled year. Last August we welcomed our darling little girl E and its been non-stop awesome sauce ever since. That's the kind of thing that you start saying a year out from those first insane weeks of parenthood that enables you to start considering adding even more to the bunch. But honestly, becoming parents has been an outstanding every day adventure. She is funny, sweet, clever, strong, and beautiful and makes it so easy to appreciate all the little things about our days.

Since February, we have been on a seemingly non-stop travel bender. We hit Tucson to visit Nana and Pop and Florida for my 30th birthday and to visit my grandparents. Then we headed south of the border to Puerto Morelos, Mexico for the wedding celebration of our good friends Tadd and Lindsay who also own a kick-ass dive shop, Wet Set. Next up was a three day backpacking trip outside of Vail Pass with the Lindes and Martins and their little girls. We've also been to Cape Cod three different times! Once for my Mom's retirement party, once in conjunction with a weekend on Nantucket where Tom competed in his third ACK triathlon, and once more just for fun. We also managed two different Westy camping weekends, a trip to the Weaver's lake house, lots of sailing, and even enjoyed a little bit of Chicago summertime.

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Riding in style in Mexico
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Daddy's first mate
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We love Westy campouts!

Now we are capping off the summer with a week-ish long sailing trip up and down the coast of Michigan. Our boat partners sailed the Imjatse across from Chicago and up as far as Saugatuck last week. Yesterday, we drove their car up to meet them and swap. Today is perfect and sunny and we are plotting our next moves. We just ate our last banana so hopefully smooth sailing from here on out!http://www.snopes.com/luck/superstition/bananas.asp




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    Lisa and Tom Trimmer are from Chicago, IL and traveling the country in their 1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia Campervan.

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