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With (my) Love, Philadelphia XOXO


Husby and I headed out to Philly last week for a test that he had to take for Medical School. (The last test until Residency! Yay!) We had a great time and crammed all that we could into the time that we had there. We really only had one full day together to explore (we had an entire other day, but Husby was in his test for the majority of that day, so I was on my own). So, Sunday was our full entire day to see the city and explore.

And guess what I did?

I stepped off a curb to cross the street and I bit the dust. I didn't realize there was sand on the streets (we were next to a construction zone), and I crashed. My ankle twisted to the right AND the left and I was positive I broke it. I screamed and caused quite a little scene. The passerby's were such sweeties! I wasn't in the condition to thank them for their help offerings, what, with the screaming, crying and mascara pouring down my face - if you're reading this, thank you for your concern and help. :)

Husby basically carried me back to the sidewalk where he examined my ankle (perks of having a doctor husby) and demanded we go to the hospital.

"NO!" I refused.

See, we were on our way to a tour bus (that was waiting across the street when I made the fateful crash) and I refused to spend our only entire free day sitting in a hospital.

I jumped on one leg across the street, hopped up the steps to the tour bus, planted myself in the seat, freshened up my makeup and refused to leave. I was going to see the city, by golly.

When we made a stop for lunch, I realized my ankle was much much worse. I couldn't walk. Husby sat me on some steps and told me to sit still - he was going to find me some crutches.


To make a long story short, I received more stares than I ever had in my life, made a fool out of myself with the crutches (those things are hard to wrangle) and did my best to plaster a smile to my face. Because we were on vacation.

The boot that Husby hooked me up with was my life saver and made the rest of the trip totally doable. And we had a wonderful time.

Here are some pictures of the trip!



(before the fall)


(after: don't laugh!)


(Seriously?! LOOK at the SIZE of that ANKLE!)


I packed several pairs of cute boots that I never got to wear. I was so thankful for my Toms that allowed me to wear my brace.


An adorable little play date at a park that I sat and spied on for a while. It was precious.










We ate at a hip little Mexican restaurant that had a photo booth inside. So fun!

Though our circumstances were certainly not ideal, we had a fantastic time being together and exploring a new city. Sprained ankle and all!
I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. OH MY GOSH! Your ankle looks soooo ouch! No other words. So convenient to have someone who knows what to do with you! I'm always terrified something is going to happen to someone and they will expect me to do something and I'll just stare and have no idea. Haha! Welcome back home!

  2. Oh my gracious! That is one BAD sprain! I hope you're feeling better soon.

  3. i love weekend trips, especially to fun cities :) so sorry about your ankle! how lucky are you to have a husband who's a doctor??

  4. Good lands your ankle is huge! I want to know where the heck your husband materialized crutches from in the middle of Phillie. And at least you had a cheese steak, too. :)

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

  5. Looks like a very good trip.....without the ankle issue of course!!

  6. Looks like a very good trip.....without the ankle issue of course!!

  7. At least you had a cute pedicure so your toes look nice!

    It looks you had a great time not withstanding both the other "tests" that occurred.

  8. Oh wow!!! What a trooper. You really wanted to see that Philly didn't you!?! Hope it's feeling better!

  9. Oh no. Poor you. I have both broken and sprained my ankle and feel your pain. I am really impressed by your dedication to sightseeing, crutches are impossible! Hope your ankle heals quickly, you have a toddler to run after after all.

  10. The picture of your ankle literally made me gasp! Glad you still had a nice trip (no pun intended).

  11. The trees look beautiful! You are amazing for making the best of the situation!

  12. Aww..I've sprained my ankle before and it was MISERABLE. I cried, too.

    However, after seeing your super cute cords toms, I really want a pair!

  13. Ouch! Your poor ankle!

    My mom hurt her back in San Fran a few years ago while my parents were there for a medical meeting, and she insisted that she would ride around in a wheel chair before she would give up the opportunity to shop in San Fran! ha! Good thing for her, my dad is a ortho and they were at a meeting full of them. They got her well enough to continue her shopping spree! :)

  14. Awww, so sorry to hear you hurt your ankle! On the bright side, those pictures are BeAuTiFuL!! Especially the bright-colored trees. Thanks for sharing! :)

  15. You poor dear!!! I am so sorry that happened to you!! THAT POOR ANKLE!!! Owwwwww!!... it hurts me just to look at it!! Well, you got some awesome pictures, anyway! Love that one of you and your guy in front of the colorful trees! So sweet. :)

  16. You poor thing! Philadelphia looks BEAUTIFUL in the fall! And the food pictures are making me hungry.

  17. WOW! SERIOUSLY OUCH!!! The photos made me smile -- I really miss the changing of the leaves. Looks like you had a great time (other than the fall)! hope you get to feeling better soon =)

  18. Oh my GOODNESS, you poor thing! That is NOT the way to tour Philly! ;) Ugh. Sorry that happened...but the pictures are beautiful! :)

  19. So fun that you got to go to Philly, but what terrible luck with your ankle! If there was ever a time that it would be convenient to have a doctor for a husband, that was the time! Hope that you're feeling better!

  20. What a bummer about your sprained ankle!

    And those autumn leaves are GORGEOUS - wish we had those here. Glad you had a fun trip, even with the mishap!

  21. Im so sorry to hear you hurt yourself.... its crazy how much it swelled up!!
    Hope you are back on your feet soon!!!

  22. Oh you poor thing!!

    On the bright side it seems you had fun anyways! (the photobooth pics are the cutest!!)

  23. Oh my! Your ankle looked terrible (sorry, but it did). I'm glad you're feeling better now and you were able to still enjoy your trip!

  24. Loved the trees! God is the original Artist! I am so glad you had time with your Sweetie!

  25. Hey, you were in my neck of the woods! I am so sorry about your ankle, but I hope you enjoyed our city (although I live in the suburbs and try not to go to the city any more than I have too o:) )

  26. Eeeks, that ankle looks painful! I'm so impressed that you still made the best of it and had a great time though!

    Oh and those fall trees are killing me with how beautiful they are :)


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