Friday Favorites

It’s hard to believe we are winding down our time in London.  Only a few days left!  We wanted to go do all our favorite things one last time.  So we set out on Friday to make that happen. The day did not get off to a great start.  We arrived at Victoria Station and…

Notting Hill by Date Night

This was, without a doubt, the best London date night.  Dinner was at Dishoom, which is the restaurant I wanted to come to for Rusty’s bday the first night we were in London.  The line was too long then, and too long when we tried to come back a few weeks later before Bat out…

Notting Hill by Day

It was a bit overcast today which meant a break from the direct sun, but the humidity was intense!  Go away heat wave!  We set out to explore Portobello Market and Notting Hill today.  Thank you bloggers who have done all the work in planning exactly where to go to see all the cute houses. …

World Cup–England Wins!

After our long day out in the sun the kids were begging for some down time.  Rusty and I left them at the apartment to rest and relax and he and I hopped on a tube to Camden Market for a morning date.  Rusty didn’t go with us last time so he was excited to try…

Sunday rest day

We are officially BEAT.  So, after church we broke with our usually Sunday park tradition and came home and had a nap.  We had originally planned to go to the park around 6 as it started to cool down a bit.  But when the time came, no one really wanted to go.  We stayed home…

Brighton Beach

We needed a break from the city heat so we booked tickets on the Monday morning train to Brighton! It was a quick one hour ride and in no time we were dipping our feet into the freezing cold English Channel. It felt heavenly! (After your body went numb) The beach was rocky! No sand…

The Championships, Wimbledon Round 2

Tara and I went to Wimbledon in 2013, the year Andy Murray won it all for Britain. This year we decided to take the whole family. Josh has been talking about this ever since the French Open. Blake and Halle were indifferent. The day started early, out the door at 7AM, a short bus ride…