Over the past four years in the airlines, Jared has developed a certain, "taste" for which hotels are the best to stay at in his opinion. Listen in to the whys he prefers some hotel chains above others.
Many of you know that I work with a fantastic organization called Redeemed Ministries. They are a non-profit that works with human trafficking victims and runs a long term residential program that allows survivors to have a safe place to heal. I've posted many times before about them. For example here, here and here.
August 4th, Jared and I uploaded our very first blog post. Who knew if we would have many readers or viewers. But it was a creative outlet for Maddie to hone her video skills and a fun way to share our escapades with friends and family.
365 days later, it's pretty remarkable how much has changed. And 365 days from now, it will be even more different. Not
Thank you for coming on this journey with us. Here's to many more adventures to come!
I have had many emotions and feelings throughout this pregnancy thing. But I thought today, being "halfway" through this process, I would share some thoughts and candid confessions about this whole pregnancy thing so far.
After a few months we finally got a chance to build and install the next phase of our office! We now have a custom made bookshelf for decorations and books. We also raised the computer screen to finish the standing desk and also now have shelves above the desk to put decorations and supplies!
At the end of June, Jared and I headed up to Oregon/Washington for his family's annual reunion. It was a great weekend filled with laughs, gorgeous views and good food!
In keeping with the seasons, here's our patriotic fireplace decor!
Happy Independence Day and enjoy celebrating the freedoms we have!
A few months ago, we posted about how much we love our Nube from Sierra Madre Research and how it is our preferred camping shelter for our trips. However, we also mentioned that Sierra Madre Research was coming out with a new model that they called the Stratos. We preordered and it finally came! Watch our unboxing and our initial impressions below!
We just passed the four month mark of pregnancy and it's time to start getting serious at the baby registry list. However, after seeing the amount of stuff just for babies in this store, we had a hard time taking some things seriously... :)
Maddie got a new backpack for camping last Christmas and after a few great trips with it, here are her thoughts!
Happy Memorial Day everyone! Today on the blog I talk about a trip my mom and I took three years ago and the opportunity we had to see my great uncle's name on the Vietnam Memorial. For details, see video. :)
Jared and Robby ended up in Montreal on the same evening for work. Being a Canadian food newbie, Jared took Mr. Rob up on trying out some smoked meat and poutine!
I feel the video is pretty self explanatory. :)
Over the weekend, Nike with three elite runners attempted to run the marathon in under two hours. Something people say is impossible.
Never mind that I usually haven't event broken 13.1 by the two hour mark. These people are FAST.
Even if you are not a runner, here's some pretty amazing takeaways that we can apply to our lives as we try to do the impossible.
Tuesday was our last day in Disney World but we ended on a high note as we ate breakfast with Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch. I was so excited to finally get a photo with Stitch!
Monday was all about Magic Kingdom. We hit the highlights and ate some great food. We even managed to get a few cute pictures while we were at it!
Sunday was Half Marathon day! We woke up bright and early but thankful for the approved walk path to the start line from the Polynesian. Instead of having to wake up at 3:00 AM, we got to "sleep in" until 4:15 and we were on our way by 4:45. Felt like a Disneyland race...
Saturday we chose not to go into the park and instead, hit the golf course! While no one would be in the runnings for the Masters, we had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful weather and the fantastic company.
It's a great Disney Week this week! This trip we headed to the East Coast and checked in at the Polynesian for a great weekend with family while running the Star Wars: Dark Side race!
It's going to be a long time in the making, but we are finally redoing our front room. It's now going to become our office and our music room! Check out the video below to see all the work we put into the first phase of the project!