Alaska Cruise Packing List

Later this week, Jody and I are heading on vacation to Alaska! I can't believe this trip is already here -- it seems just like yesterday we had just returned from Peru and were back in our travel agent's office booking our cruise to Alaska. We weren't intentionally trying to do a big trip again … Continue reading Alaska Cruise Packing List

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner! I don't know about you, but Mother's Day is the one holiday I feel most unprepared for. Every year it just seems to sneak up on me! I sometimes find myself spending the entire week scrounging the stores for that perfect gift, and in our family, my mom's … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide

8 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Recently, I was rereading my 2019 goals for this year and paused to reflect on my health goal this year -- "Fuel my body with good food and strengthen myself, physically and mentally." I don't know about you, but I hate to admit that I think I've fallen a bit off the wagon on this goal … Continue reading 8 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A Weekend in Charlottesville

For the past two years, Jody's birthday has been overshadowed by other big events -- in 2017, his birthday fell between one of my best friend's wedding and my bridal shower, and in 2018, it fell over Easter weekend. He has always been a good sport about keeping his birthday celebrations to a minimum, but … Continue reading A Weekend in Charlottesville