Out of Towners

Mainers have a term for out of towners
Locals say that anyone who doesn't have Maine soil on their Carhaarts from birth is "From Away".

We couldn't have been more excited two welcome to of our most favorites From Away to our wild Maine life this weekend.

Caroline and I have known each other since we were little girls in Catholic School. 
(yeah, there won't be any photo proof of the awkward years in this post.)

I never could have imagined that we would reconnect after college when we were both single twenty somethings living in Charlotte, NC. We eventually became roommates and were out for a drink when we happened to meet a group of guys at a bar. 

(the real story goes something like this: I acted like a brat and didn't want to go out. she promised we'd only be out for one single drink. a group of guys walked in, I threatened her life if she talked to them, went to the bathroom and came back to find her sitting at their table. lots of side eyes in her direction ensued.)

 Caroline met her husband, Reid, that night. 

Just a few short months later, I was introduced to Reid's college friend, Justin.

Do ya'll see where this is going?

Caroline and I wound up marrying bros/man friends/golf partners. 
(what does one call a man friendship that has lasted for many, many years? I went with "bros" because "best buddies" didn't seem to cut it. I imagine Justin will be displeased with my Jersey Shore style vocab choice.) 

Crazy, huh?

Reid and Caroline couldn't wait to get up to Maine and experience a true Fall, snuggle baby Gray and spend quality time lying around my living room. There really is nothing quite like friendship that doesn't require work, pretenses or actual outfits.

Justin, Gray and I showed the Southerners our favorite Maine sights 

We played cards, had lazy breakfasts, watched football, devoured wings, dominated lobster rolls and consumed many bottles of wine. We pushed through the wine and chicken wing stupor and made it to both Bar Harbor and Sugarloaf Mountain to see the leaves in all of their Fall glory.

Brace yourselves for a pic heavy post. 
I know it's a lot to ask for a Monday morning, but hang in there! 

It was an amazing weekend with some of the best weather that Maine has ever bestowed upon us.
(obviously the weather was perfect, things like that happen as soon as I warn people to pack tons of layers, jackets and water proof boots)

Thanks for making the trek up North, we miss ya'll already! 


  1. Love you! So I had the best intention of putting together my recap post for today and got through all of the writing but then I loaded all 300 pictures and the couch was just calling my name!!! We just had the best time and we already miss y'all so much! Xoxo

  2. What a gorgeous weekend! It looks like y'all had such a great time, nothing better than having close friends visit! :)

  3. aww what a fun weekend! i love when friends visit! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Looks like such a fun weekend, all these photos are gorgeous! Fall in Maine seems amazing, so it's nice that your friends got to come enjoy it with you! :)

  5. Mimosa in a can? HELLO!
    Gorgeous pics, gorgeous ladies!!! xx

  6. Is that seriously a mimosa in a can? Where do I find that?? The pictures looks gorgeous. My husband and I don't live in close proximity to any of our old friends and visits are seriously the best things ever.

  7. I love connected stories like this one! Crazy the paths that lead you to where you are now...and now I think it's my turn to experience a gorgeous East Coast Fall....love the colors...and I can drink wine, down wings, and snuggle babies like no other ;)

  8. Stunning photos and your story is just so cute of how you guys met/ reconnected and then found your soulmates!!


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