Monday, February 9, 2015

DODO's Weekend in Newport:

My brother lives in St. Croix (yes the Virgin Islands) and had a week long trip planned to see his girlfriend who lives in Connecticut for some time. They made the drive in to Newport for the weekend and for Susie's birthday now that we are living up here! Happy Birthday again Susie, so glad we could spend it with you! 

We haven't seen my brother since Crew was born in August and we don't know when we will get to see him again, so to say we were excited he was coming to town would be an understatement! Charli couldn't wait to see my brother, but after he walked into the house and took off his beanie she didn't quite recognize him as he has been growing his hair out (and trust me, we have all asked him to cut it but he won't). Needless to say, Charli ran to her room and started crying, stating "Dodo's hair scared me". And this my friends is why he left his beanie on all weekend... hahaha! That and the fact that it is freezing and snowing out and my brother doesn't like the cold!  

With the weather we have been having (cold and snowing) we didn't do much that required being outside. We did dinner Friday evening for Susie's birthday, at Diego's (to all my Jax friends and family, it would remind you of Taco Lu), we did a wine tasting Saturday, brunched it at home on Sunday. Darren and Susie hit up some bars one night and did a beer and rum tasting while they were here, but for the most part we lounged around and just hung out, and it was honestly perfect! 

Though it was a short visit, we are incredibly grateful we got to see him and Susie and that he could spend some quality time with his niece and nephew! 
Because that is what was most important to us all!   

So glad you guys made the trip to see us!
We miss you already and can't wait to see you again! 


  1. The pictures you took of them are TOO cute, as are you guys as always!!! And the wine tasting, sign me up ... in June. ;)

  2. Awww - poor Charli! Now I really want to see what your brother's hair looks like! Sounds like a perfect weekend! Glad y'all had fun!

  3. What a fun weekend!! Great shots of your brother and his girlfriend and your whole family :) It's funny that you mention Taco Lu and Diego's because I've been to (and love) both!!

  4. What a fun weekend! I've never been to the Virgin Islands... but I've always wanted to!

  5. What a fun weekend! I've never been to the Virgin Islands... but I've always wanted to!

  6. Ugh, so jealous of your brother and St Croix :p Glad they were able to spend time with yall though. Stay warm!