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banks does europe | november 2015

banks does europe | november 2015

Some folks called me crazy for traveling overseas at 22 weeks pregnant with baby Banks. Aside from some seriously swollen ankles, I’m so glad I did it. Look at that face running towards us — sfakdfjkshfdsjkfhuksn. One of the best things ever. My cute Dad pulled off the surprise of a lifetime for my Mom’s 50th birthday this year. My brother and I flew to London and surprised her at the airport — all coordinated by my one and only papa.

In London, we ate, drank tea, went to the theater, toured a little (I had never been!), and explored the “Winter Wonderland” Christmas market.

Our next stop was Munich, where my parents are currently living, and the actual home of Christmas. I couldn’t get enough of the Christmas markets…and the pastries.

Prague immediately stole my heart. There is so much charm in this small city, I can’t wait to bring my own family back some day (hopefully in the summer!).

On our way back from Prague, we were able to stop in Nuremberg for a few hours for, yes — another market! And another charm filled walk/meal.

Though Morg was VERY missed, I’m so incredibly grateful to have had this time with my family, before starting a family of my own. And especially to be there to celebrate with my Mom on her special day! I’ll never forget it!

southwestern bohemian elopement inspiration

southwestern bohemian elopement inspiration

lauren & jared | las vegas save the date

lauren & jared | las vegas save the date