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Pro Recipe Developer, picture taker, lover of my husband and carbs, living in New York City

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Over Labor Day weekend, we were able to drive to Montauk! I’ve always wanted to go here because it’s a super famous beach town in the Hamptons and there were lots of hot foodie spots I wanted to hit.

Well, the weather was pretty awful when we were there and only got one mildly dreary day out of the two we stayed. We were supposed to stay three days since it was a long weekend, but after a dash board light popped up in our van and our last day was more scheduled rain, we thought we should travel back a day early just to be safe and to miss the traffic heading back into the city.

Overall, Montauk is a beautiful cute beach town that revolves around the ocean. We went out to eat quite a bit and were not impressed at all with the food which was too bad considering how darn expensive it all was, but oh well. It is what it is.

We did get a good day and a half though, and these are the pictures from those days. Even though the food and weather was disappointing, it was so nice to have an extra day to spend together as a family. I love these people so much!!

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This week was filled with lots of food and business, as per usual!

Here’s what happened this week:

Well, I’m working on a wee little Christmas project which involves lots of recipe testing and lots of picture taking. This week, I’ve been doing a TON of testing…meaning no gym time and lots of eating. So I’ve been picking up some poundage. GO ME! More details of this project to come in November and December 😉

Brooke had volleyball this week and is starting to enjoy it a little more! Her first week was kind of a bust because she felt unprepared, like the game of volleyball had changed once we crossed state lines and it was foreign to her. But this week was totally different! They were working on a different skill, and she got partnered with a girl coach which made all the difference (in my opinion). So, yay! She’s back to liking it again.

Blake also started Soccer this week and so far loves it. But, it’s mostly just running at this point, so we’ll see how he progresses. That boy is such a goofball and a ray of sunshine wherever he goes. I love him so so much.

I’ve noticed my eyes getting worse and worse and one of my teeth starting to hurt. So I’ve been wearing my glasses and amping up my flossing game. I know I should floss a lot more than I do, but MAMA TIRED.

Gordon came back this weekend and we really didn’t get to spend a whole lot of alone time together because of our kids sports and general attention they need. I saw a lot of him in passing. So, better luck next weekend? 7 more weeks to go until he works out of NYC!! Not that I’m counting or anything.

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