July 2012

Who’s your (Scar) Daddy?

July 30, 2012

Two years ago, my son met his dad for the first time in a most unconventional, dramatic way. Because Max decided to exit the womb almost 2 months early, he caught Mike flat-footed on Pride Rock. My water broke right before Mike was to take the stage as Scar in The Lion King at the […]

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Greenville’s Greatest Hits

July 29, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in Greenville, SCWe Hollicks left our hearts in Greenville. After the three back-to-back party cities of New Orleans, Orlando and Miami, it felt good to just slow down, surrender to a daily routine, and leisurely romance a sweet, beautiful city instead of hitting various places hard and fast. Now that I’ve […]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Houston

July 18, 2012

For being the FOURTH most populous city in the United States (behind NYC, LA and Chi-town), it blows my mind that it was so difficult to find housing in Houston. And I started looking back in April. I mean, there are over two million people living in this Texas metropolis. We will be there in […]

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Pit stops: Mobile, AL and Breaux Bridge, LA

July 17, 2012

To get through the 16+ hour car journey from Greenville, SC to Houston, TX, we had to make a few pit stops along the way.  Both Max and Turkey were fairly miserable on the first leg, since we shoved off around 5 pm and the nighttime darkness frustrated the toddler and banished the cat to […]

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Photo session of an almost 2-year-old family

July 13, 2012

Danielle Bryson PhotographyWith as many amateur photos as we’ve been taking of our travels so far, I realize that Ang doesn’t show up in most of them since she’s the one usually cognizant enough to grab our Canon G12 and capture these moments. Also, she took a beginner DSLR photography workshop back in January while […]

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Cold plunges, peaches, and pulled pork sandwiches

July 12, 2012

We ended Greenville on a high note — out in nature, amongst gorgeous ravines, tall trees and pork products. Perfect for the Hollicks! On our last free afternoon before leaving Greenville, we took a drive up to Pisgah National Forest, about one hour north on the way up to Asheville, on the advice of locals […]

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As American as baseball and melodramatic crying

July 7, 2012

Hoooo boy! It’s been hawt here in Greenville, SC this past month. A heat wave scorched the area with temps in the 100s for a solid week, and if you take this simmering sunshine, heap on a generous helping of humidity, and … sprinkle on some parmesan, well you have the makings of a delicious […]

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CrossFit Reaction is making me snatched again

July 5, 2012

I’ve become one of those 30-something women who looks back at old photos longingly, and ponders whether or not she can ever look that good, or feel that confident, again. For instance, here’s a photo of me at age 20, as a cheerleader for Duke University. My body was lean and defined. I was what […]

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Miami’s Greatest Hits

July 4, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in Miami, FLAdios, Miami. With an ant infestation, terrible customer service, dreary weather, and oh yeah, a cannibalism attack a few blocks away, Miami may very well have been a total bust if it weren’t for our good friends A.J. and Molly showing us around and helping us out with Max. […]

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An idyllic farmer’s market in Greenville, SC

July 2, 2012

Just for the record, we consider ourselves New Yorkers. Having spent most of our post-grad lives reveling in the concrete and cruising the subways, nose to the grindstone, Mike and I feel tough. We’ve battled others to make ends meet, to rise in our careers, and make ourselves a home. We’ve lived hard. We’re survivors. […]

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