Two Places to Call Home

by Corinne on April 30, 2012

I wasn’t sure what to expect when Audrey and I boarded a plane for Rochester last week and said goodbye to Steve. We were off to visit her grandparents and he was off to a conference. It was our first week apart since Audrey was three weeks old. Luckily, I had the joy of spending the whole week surrounded by my in-laws and friends.

Between wrapping up Crazy Sexy Kitchen, visiting Audrey’s cousins, enjoying phenomenal food at the Owl House (best veg grub in Rochester!) and soaking in the company and conversation of some of my favorite people in the world–I’m pretty sure I got the better end of the deal (sorry, Steve). Just staying in my in-laws home is like a giant hug 24 hours a day. I seriously lucked out in that department (and so did Audrey!).

In the end though, the best part was seeing Audrey wrap her arms around Steve’s neck when he picked us up at the airport. Now that we’re all back in Baltimore, I’m grateful that I have two places to call home. There were so many moments that I cherished. Here are a few that I captured.

Height Chart

Seeing how many inches Steve grew in 1993, marked more than a decade ago on the kitchen wall.

Cousins

Audrey hanging out with her cousins.

Bedroom

Steve’s childhood bedroom converted into Audrey’s room for the week.

Polenta

A celebratory Crazy Sexy Kitchen dinner with the in-laws. Sage polenta, homemade marinara, garlic sauteed mushrooms, and roasted brussels sprouts with shallots and pistachios.

Baltimore Airport

Arriving back in Baltimore. Awaiting Steve.

The best reunion, ever.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anne @ Zen and Genki May 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Parting is such sweet sorrow…but reuniting is just plain sweet! Adorable!

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2 Corinne May 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Isn’t it though? Helps us remember how precious our loved ones are! xo

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3 Emily June 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I found your website via Save the Kales – it’s so happy & refreshing! I actually live in Rochester and frequent the Owl House more than I should! However, as a vegan, it really is some of the best food in the area. :) Thanks for your great site – and I look forward to reading more! ~Emily

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