Moments that Matter: May 2014 Edition


Welcome to the 3rd edition of our “Moments that Matter” series! In this monthly series, we will give you an up close look at what life on the Chesapeake is all about. Through photos of our adventures, our family, and scenes from the Bay area, we hope to give you a taste of what inspires us (and our food).

May was a great month here in Maryland! The weather was finally warm and we were able to shake off our winter blues by soaking up the sunshine. We spent as much time as we could outdoors planting the garden, visiting family, and exploring the local towns around us. We even took our first dip in the pool this month! The water was frigid, but it’s a milestone that marks the official start of summer.

We traveled all over the Chesapeake Bay region in May. We were busy exploring the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, shopping at the DuPont Circle Farmer’s Market, picking strawberries on the Eastern Shore, checking out the Tea Party Festival in Chestertown, and strolling through downtown Annapolis. We were on the go and happily traded our winter boots for flip flops!

Enjoy this edition of “Moments that Matter” and be sure to check back soon, this summer is going to be packed with adventures! Did you miss our earlier editions of “Moments that Matter”? Don’t worry, you can find out what happened in March and April here.

We planted our garden in May. Although small, this little garden will feed us all summer long!

We planted our garden in May. Although small, this little garden will feed us all summer long!

Chesapeake Bay in May

I snapped this photo of the Bay Bridge on a very foggy afternoon- unusual May weather for Maryland.

Chesapeake Bay in May

We put our new membership to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to good use! It was a great day in St. Michaels.

Chesapeake Bay in May

The guys ventured up to the top of the lighthouse at the Maritime Museum.

Chesapeake Bay in May

I made the climb too… here’s the view of St. Michael’s from the top of the lighthouse!

Chesapeake Bay in May

While in town, we stopped for some treats at JoJo’s Creamery!

Chesapeake Bay in May

Those dreaded April showers brought us beautiful May flowers!

Chesapeake Bay in May

The boys got a tractor driving lesson from their Pop Pop. They loved it!

Chesapeake Bay in May

There was a lot of this going on- pure bliss!

Chesapeake Bay in May

We went strawberry picking with friends at Lockbriar Farms. This little guy wasn’t too sure about eating strawberries!

Chesapeake Bay in May

We spent several afternoons strolling through downtown Annapolis. This beautiful historic home caught my eye.

Chesapeake Bay in May

We encountered these soldiers at the Chestertown Tea Party! They put down their muskets long enough to take a picture with this happy little boy.

Chesapeake Bay in May

We visited the William Paca House and Gardens. So pretty!

Chesapeake Bay in May

Family time at the William Paca House & Gardens.

Chesapeake Bay in May

This dancing lady at the farmer’s market captivated my boy’s attention. She’s been the topic of many conversations since then!

Chesapeake Bay in May

We went to many farmer’s markets in May including this one in Easton. Fresh local crabs? Yes please!



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7 Responses to Moments that Matter: May 2014 Edition

  1. cheergerm says:

    Lovely, cute wee lads and the Chesapeake Tourism Board (if such a thing exists) should be very happy with all the work you are doing for them! Great area you live in. 🙂

  2. Isn’t it great to live in a place that is so dear to your heart, Christin!? I love your enthusiasm for your beautiful area and the pics of family are so lovely. Looks like your boys were very entertained! Such a great post 🙂

  3. Seeing this makes me so eager to get back home! I do love it in Maryland!!!!!

  4. Laura says:

    Glad I found my way here! Really enjoyed your posts. I grew up in Annapolis, but now reside on the lower Eastern Shore – south of Salisbury. Always happy to meet a fellow Eastern Shore blogger! 🙂

    • Hi Laura! I’m so happy you found me! I always love connecting with fellow MD bloggers (there aren’t many of us). I am jealous that you live on the Eastern Shore… hoping to make my way back over there in the next year or two, it’s such a special place. And PS- I love, love, love your blog too 🙂

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