I flew with both kids by myself up to Maryland for the first time. We drove to Nashville, spent the night and flew out from there (I hope Southwest comes to Memphis soon!!). The kids did great!
My favorite was after we got our bags in Maryland (which was the part I was most nervous, but thankfully least rushed about). I was carrying the rolling duffel and Jillian's car seat. Ryan was carrying his booster seat. Not many hands left for Jillian to hold. So Ryan told her to help him carry his seat. Wish I had a picture of how cute they were walking together each holding one arm of the booster.
We had lunch and visited with Mom-mom:
Then it was back to BWI to pick up Scott who flew up from South Carolina where he'd been for a meeting. His plane was a little late, so we got to meet him at security. They had this cool map that you could see where the flight actually was (he was DL 1424):
We hung out at BWI's cool observation area where they had plenty of cool stuff to keep us busy!
Then it was on to Bel Air! We got to spend a little time with the cousins, making a leaf pile:
Unfortunately, it was a pretty quick tip this time, but we look forward to going back up after Christmas!
Nanny and Gramps came to visit us for a week! We did lots of ordinary everyday kind of stuff (they ot to spend lots of time with Jillian while Ryan and I were at school!), but we also went to the agricenter's farmer's market today and got some pumpkins and fun fall pictures.
I traveled to Maryland alone this weekend for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Baltimore. Got some great ideas and got to hang out with my good friend Jenny and her family:
Also got some old friends together for a small happy hour.
My Mom and Aunt happened to be in town for their high school reunion, so I got to see them, too! All the ladies had dinner at Jennings in Catonsville:
And on Sunday, Katy and I drove down to Skyline drive for some short hikes.
The one to Compton Peak was on a little tiny piece of the Appalachian Trail.