3 In life

Downtown Mattapoisett


Back in the 1800s, one of Brian’s relatives lived in this house!

This visit to my parents’ house has definitely been different than years previous. Back before Jack was born, we basically just relaxed all day long. Nothing but boating and drinking and lounging around at the beach or on my parents’ deck. Not a worry in the world. And while this trip isn’t quite as restful as trips past, it is just as enjoyable in its own way. It’s so special to see Jack in an environment where I spent so much of my childhood, and of course my parents are in total baby heaven getting all of this time to play and snuggle with their only grandson.

We usually try going out on the boat most of the days we’re here, but due to weather and Jack’s resistance to life vests, we’re finding other ways to spend our time. Yesterday we ventured out into downtown Mattapoisett for some lunch at the Inn on Shipyard Park.



Jack LOVED watching all of the people in the restaurant—at least for the first 30 minutes or so until he realized he was strapped into a high chair and decided he needed to do some wiggling.








I have strangely had a love for raw quahogs and oysters for as long as I can remember. These ones were so fresh, and as always they remind me of my childhood.



One little discovery I made while we were out to lunch was an adorable shop called Town Wharf General Store. Apparently it’s been there for 3 years and I’ve just never spotted it when we’ve been in town, so I decided to finally venture in and take a peek at their provisions.


This coffee syrup had the cutest packaging—I should’ve bought some to try!









All in all, it made for a nice outing and we can officially check off yesterday as another successful vacation day in our book. Hope you’re enjoy my little travel recaps ;)

P.S. Because I’m sure at least one person will ask: My shirt is J.Crew and my shorts are cutoffs I made myself from an old pair of J.Crew Matchstick Jeans—these are similar. My sandals are from Target earlier this season and are sold out, but these are super similar. Jack’s shirt and shorts are both from Carter’s, and his moccasins are Freshly Picked (in Blue Spruce). Brian’s tee is American Apparel, his shorts are J.Crew Factory and his shoes are Sperry.


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    Heather || Heather's Dish
    July 15, 2015 at 6:59 am

    You look so much like your mom, Natalie! Two gorgeous women :) And I’m loving following along on your trip this year – looks so fun!

    When my oldest (now three) was about the same age as Jack we took our annual trip to Lake Almanor in California and it was so fun. Very different from our previous experiences of lounging and drinking and eating and playing…but even more special :)

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    July 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Wonderful photos! Looks like a great trip. I love New England! Has a Disneyland downtown look to it with everything so adorable and beautiful! Oh how I miss it!

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    July 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Looks like a beautiful visit and that town is so adorable! Hope you had a great trip :)

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