Celebrating Ten Years!

Waring and I went to Blue Ridge for our 10 Year Anniversary! We spent three days exploring, ZORBING, and living the camper life. This was the longest time that we had left the girls since Ella’s birth. We missed them, but had a great time just being us….which is where everything started ten years ago. I am so thankful for each passing year with this little family that God has blessed us with!




Summer Bucket List: Painting Pottery

For the last three years we have made Christmas Ornaments over the Summer. I have loved this little Summer Bucket List Tradition. Last year Ella was only a few weeks old and NOT amused. This year she was a bit more cooperative!


Trip Report: Spain

Our first trip to Europe with the girls proved to be magical and exhausting. Raising travelers is tough business and certainly NOT for the faint of heart! Waring and I were determined that we would raise our girls with wild hearts for exploring the world and a heart for learning and curiosity. Even though it isn’t necessarily¬†easy to take the two little nuggets around on all of the adventures, we hope that it instills in them a sense of adventure and perspective that allows them to see the world through the eyes of others and not just from their own fixed point on the globe.


Spain was everything we thought it would be and MORE. Here are just a few of the memories that we made along the way:

-Practicing our Spanish everywhere

-Churros, tapas, orange wine

-Beautiful beaches along Costa del Sol

-Bullfighting rings in Seville

-Rowboating in the Plaza

-Staying up late!

-Train rides

-Learning what a bidet is the wrong way…


Summer Bucket List 2019

  1. Pick Tomatoes and have sandwiches
  2. Pick Blueberries
  3. Make three foods from Disney Princess Cook Book
  4. Character Rocks
  5. Ella’s Birthday and 1 Year Pictures
  6. Year 10 Photobook
  7. Plan Fall Travel
  8. Celebrate 10 Years of Marriage
  9. Paint Pottery
  10. Backyard campout
  11. Pool Party
  12. Go to the movies
  13. Spanish Night at Home
  14. Go to tea
  15. Make homemade pizza
  16. School clothes shopping
  17. Launch a sky lantern
  18. Go to Blue Ridge
  19. Go Zorbing
  20. Take an ariel arts class
  21. Celebrate Granny Faye’s 80th birthday
  22. Go to the water park
  23. Have a game night
  24. Bucket List Prints
  25. Create a back porch oasis
  26. Create a family recipe book
  27. Update will and create a savings account for Ella
  28. Wine 101 course
  29. Display Tea Cups
  30. Cupping massage
  31. Library Kickoff and Summer reading challenge
  32. Date Night
  33. Make snow cones
  34. Back to school dinner

character rocks

Axe Throwing: Not on the Bucket List….but totally should have been

If you ever need to get rid of some pent up frustration (not me…) then I HIGHLY recommend spending an evening at Bear Axe Throwing! Waring has been interested in these axe throwing venues for a little while, but we were so excited to hear that one had actually moved in right down the road from us in Pooler, GA. We booked a lane, just like you do when you bowl and had a blast with two of our friends for Waring’s birthday. As it turns out you can play games, compete against your peers, and take score. Sharp objects, competition, and cyclone fencing= not your average date night, but still TONS of fun!

This item was not on the bucket list, but has to get an honorable mention because it was just so dang fun!


Vision Boards

Vision BoardI love starting new family traditions. This one is definitely a keeper….family vision boards. As much as I HATE the fact that Addie is getting older, I LOVE that she is old enough to really participate in this task and make a vision board of her very own. Her pictures of sweet girls and pretty dogs just melts my heart. She can read now so she was able to pick out all of her own words too. We have these posted on the fridge to remind us of these focal points all year.