category archives: travel

beach getaway to Florida

This vacation.  Our family vacation.  It was an absolute DREAM. On a whim, we decided to get away and visit our dear friends in Jacksonville, Florida.  This was the start to what turned into the most amazing vacation we have taken to date. We started in Jacksonville, explored St. Augustine, and drove thirty minutes south […]

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i’m back!

Oh hey there!  I promise I did not leave or quit this little space of love.  Maybe we can just call it an nine month writing “sabbatical” leave instead? How about I rewind back to the summer of 2015, in which, I let life get too busy, my priorities were all wrong, and I found myself […]

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chinese fried rice + homemade ginger dressing

Chinese food.  It was an acquired love.  One that began at the ripe age of sixteen when my parents gave us one of the most eye-opening and memorable experiences: four weeks seeing the poorest, richest, and most fascinating parts of India. The last time I visited India probably does not count since I was four […]

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the best kept secret in oregon

The concept of us.  It is one discussed plenty of times in a marriage.  Especially after becoming parents.  You worry.  Will we be us again?  Will we remember how to connect without the whirlwind of our beautiful life?  So, you do something crazy.  You book a weekend getaway.  Five days without your sweet tot.  No […]

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thirtieth getaway weekend to south padre island

We have known one another since we were those two gals with big bows in our hair in the first grade.  First grade.  23 years ago.  Little did I know she would be the same one I would be spending much of my middle and high school years, going off roading in her Jeep, having countless sleepovers […]

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