this picture is from my last trip to london. i always think it's funny to look back at old blog posts, so if you're interested have a look

in just over a week our little family is venturing off to london, scotland & brussels! i couldn't be more excited for this trip. i'm looking at it as our 'babymoon' since we probably won't have the chance for one without cedar before austin graduates, we have christmas, possibly moving & what not. there is a lot up in the air for us right now, so i'm taking this opportunity & going with it! we went on a babymoon when i was pregnant with cedar & it was really fun, so i'm kind of just making the tradition live on.

austin has time off of school for a couple of weeks so we decided to head off somewhere different. the whole time we've been in madrid we've talked about going to london but it never seemed to workout, then a couple weeks ago i was checking for flights from madrid to anywhere, literally, & london popped up with cheap flights & we were sold. i've been to london before but austin never has so i am really excited for him to go! & in all honesty it just sounds nice to be somewhere that speaks english, even if it is just for a few days! from london we're going to edinburgh, scotland & have plans to drive through the highlands (i am pretty nervous to drive on the opposite side of the road...), check out the little towns & explore edinburgh. originally our trip stopped there, but when i looked into booking our tickets back from edinburgh to madrid they were about 145€ a piece.. one way.. & there are three of us now that need seats (i'm pretty bummed cedar is no longer considered a lap child), but then i looked on the little map & noticed that tickets to brussels were just under 40 & then from brussels to madrid around 30! so i talked to austin & we figured we should make a pit stop in brussels on our way home, not that it's necessarily cheaper when you count in lodging & food & what not, but it's a whole extra trip for a similar cost of going home. at least that's how i look at it, haha.

i've been busily planning what sites to see, where to eat, what to do for all of our spots on our list & it has been really fun for me. this whole making a plan/itinerary thing is new for me & it is surprisingly nice. i'm normally more of a go with the flow, we'll see when we get there, type of person, which i still am , but there was a lot both austin & i wanted to see in london so i figured it'd be good to get it all down on paper. we'll see how the plan works out! any suggestions for must-see things, or must- dos, or must-eats? i'd love to get some more input!


  1. oh wow! how fun! so excited to see your pictures :)

  2. Sounds like it will be a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see pictures and hear about it!

  3. Just came across your blog. I love it!