Naval Academy & National’s Game

Here’s the next post about our DC trip. So if you remember from the last post, our boys flew in on Thursday night. Friday morning we got up, checked out of the Gaylord, and headed towards Annapolis, MD. We got into Annapolis, parked just outside of the Naval Academy, and made our way through security. …

Read More…

Chicken and Corn Chowder {Crockpot}

Thanks to all everyone that came over from Amber I Am‘s blog! Her Southwestern Chicken Soup recipe has me ready to hop in the kitchen for sure! Is it cold where you are yet? Last week we finally felt the resemblance of fall weather here! Hallelujah! Although here in Alabama it basically goes from full …

Read More…

November Scripture-A-Week

So how are y’all? I’m honestly feeling stressed, but instead of worrying I’m trying to pray and read and study scripture. Being disciplined is so hard when life just takes over and you get your priorities out of wack. I love that these scriptures help remind me what is truly important. I hope to share …

Read More…

SAAM & National Portrait Gallery – D.C.

My last day of being on my own before Rob was done with his conference and the kids flew into join us, I had decided I wanted to check out the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) & National Portrait Gallery (NPG). I took the Metro in and after a short walk from the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn …

Read More…

Butter Cake Bars

Recently we celebrated my Father-in-law’s birthday and I wanted to make a cake, but wanted something other than your typical chocolate cake. I hunted around my recipes and found a recipe for butter cake. I had all the ingredients and it didn’t seem complicated so I gave it a shot. With a couple tweaks it …

Read More…

Afternoon in Washington, DC

After having lunch with Rob and some folks from the conference back at the Gaylord, I made my way over to the metro station. I decided on using the Anacostia, because it was going to be cheaper and faster than the one closest to National Harbor. However, what I wasn’t aware of was that parking …

Read More…

Morning in Old Town Alexandria, VA

Today I’m continuing my posts from our DC Trip. If you missed the first few posts, here they are Fun Day in National Harbor, MD / Day in Boston / 24 Hours in Philly / Philly to Maryland Rob’s first full day at the conference, I decided to do something that wasn’t on my list …

Read More…

October Scripture-A-Week

I just realized this didn’t get posted on the 15th like its supposed to. September is probably my craziest month of the year and this year is worse. I take team and individual photos for the local travel soccer league and that eats up all my free time in August and September. I’m currently dealing …

Read More…

2018 Summer Wrap Up

Jeez, now that September’s almost over, I thought I’d better do my summer wrap up. Before you know it, it will be Christmas. Sheesh! So for us in Alabama, school gets out in late May so that’s where our fun will begin. –MAY– Memorial Day Weekend my 2 nieces stayed with us while their parents …

Read More…

Fun Day in National Harbor, MD

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about our Boston to Washington Trip. Here’s the first few posts about it in case you missed them: Day in Boston 24 Hours in Philly Philly to Maryland So Day 4, we woke up in our hotel that we stayed in for the next several days, the National Harbor …

Read More…

September Scripture-A-Week

Hey ya’ll! Hope everyone is having a great week! Here’s your September scripture a week sheet. These can be used to memorize, to post around the house as reminders of God’s love, etc! The follow words resonated with me. I hope they touch your heart like they did mine. Happy Fall, Y’all! Keep your lives …

Read More…

Long Weekend in Louisiana

Rob’s sister, Shawna, from Nevada was in Baton Rouge recently and since we haven’t seen her in 14 years, we knew we had to go for a visit. Our new favorite place to stop on the way to Baton Rouge is The Boiling Pot. Drew and I got the Shrimp & Grits. I had Gumbo …

Read More…

Vacationing in the North Carolina Mountains

Mountains, waterfalls, and serene views were calling our names for 4th of July this year. You may recall that we had an annual 4th of July mountain trip tradition going for a awhile (2010 2011 2012 2013), but we done other things the last few years. Saturday We got up early Saturday morning, hit D …

Read More…

Chicken Pot Pie

School starts tomorrow, so again on my the hunt for some easy, make ahead comfort foods. Frozen Chicken Pot Pie was one of my favorites growing up. Around my house, I try to avoid frozen meals especially for dinner. These chicken pot pies with ready made pie crust in ramekins are easy to whip together …

Read More…

Currently – August 2018

Here’s the currently post for August. Follow along with Anne for the Currently link up each month. /following/ Here are 2 of my favorite instagrammers that I just love, who inspire me. A post shared by Susan (@susan.grimes) on Jul 17, 2018 at 7:08am PDT A post shared by Melissa Gibson Photography (@melissagibsonphotography) on Jun …

Read More…

Smith Mountain – Jacksons’ Gap, AL

Sunday before Memorial Day we went over to Lake Martin (Dadeville, AL). Our usual tradition of camping at the lake with our friends got derailed mainly due to weather. However, Sunday turned out to be a hot sunny day. It’s crazy that as many times as we’ve been to Lake Martin, we had actually never …

Read More…

Alabama Bucket List

Many travel lovers are always looking where to go next. So often we don’t stop and think about traveling our own state. Each state is unique and has good stuff to offer. I know my state of Alabama is rich in history and technology; from the Edmund Pettus Bridge to the US Space and Rocket …

Read More…

August Scripture-A-Week

Here’s the next Scripture a week post for the coming month of August. I know for August much of the south will be returning to school. Teachers, administrators, janitors, bus drivers, and students gear up for another school year. While most parents are glad to have their kids back to a more structured schedule, many …

Read More…

French Onion Sliders

I think summer is a great time to try new recipes. For us there’s less evening activities and that means I can come home and not have to run here and there before settling in to cook dinner. These French Onion Sliders are so amazing. I’ve seen several other bloggers do similar recipes, so it …

Read More…

{Recap} Spring Bucket List 2018

Here’s my list of things that I wanted to accomplish before Spring was over. Take pictures of Cherry Blossoms Yes, here’s a close up of one that I got at Arlington Cemetery in DC Shop at a farmer’s market – didn’t happen Take Daisy for a walk Go to a museum Oh yes, watch for …

Read More…