Tim and I both happen to come from families of aquaholics. Growing up my dad was a lobsterman. I can't remember a time where I was ever uncomfortable on the open ocean. Some of my favorite childhood memories are out on his 23' Boston Whaler, pulling and baiting traps. Then taking home and racing the … Continue reading Sailing: Our second wind
Why is it that I find myself so drawn to speak about our current weather patterns at the start of every post? Perhaps it is because we live in New England and every season feels like another. This spring has been the most autumn like spring I can remember in years. With temps in the … Continue reading Maternity style vol. 2
Who's a gigantic pregnant slacker?! I AM!! It has clearly been some time since my last post. Whats my excuse you ask? Well, Master Of None Season 2 came out on Netflix. Oh wait, that was a few weeks ago and I haven't posted in almost two months. Also, I binge watched the whole season … Continue reading My favorite pregnancy products
A few days before Christmas, I received a phone call from the fertility clinic my husband and I had been working with for over two years. At this point, I associated the clinic’s number popping up on my phone with agony of receiving bad news. I’d see that number and my heart would drop. As … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss
Tim and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first baby on September 5th! We really could not be happier to share this monumental news! The relevance of our due date is joyfully fitting as it just so happens to be my grandparents wedding anniversary as well. Those of you who know … Continue reading Our greatest adventure begins!
This blog is dedicated to my grandfather, Alvin Van Cleave, and the memory of my grandmother, Joan Van Cleave. They have been the most influential people in my life and I am so proud to share all that I have gained from them here with you. We are Arianna and Tim Iappini. Named for the … Continue reading Welcome to The Birch Arbor!