Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I {Heart} Fall!

Every fall for as long as I can remember, we've made a trip to World's End State Park to soak in the colors of autumn. It really is my favorite place to be when the air is crisp and the leaves are vibrant. It's a great place to be unplugged and fully relaxed. Just beautiful!
We had a cookout, complete with smores and hot chocolate!
 After lunch, we headed out for a walk in the woods.
Our day was perfect, but we couldn't leave without recreating one of my favorite photos. When Madelyn was three years old, she wanted to walk along the path beside the water that has a pretty high drop without a railing. Aaron took her hand and walked with her...
October 2008
 ...six years later, they took the walk again.
October 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Fall is here...

The leaves are starting to become bright and beautiful...

Cooler weather...sweater weather is coming...

Apple pie and caramel apples are on the menu...

Pumpkin carving and trick or treating will be here before we know it...

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this week, I had my mammogram and everything looked great! I've now been cleared to return in one year instead of six months...

...all of these things are why October is my favorite month!

Happy October!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Our Weekend Getaway {Gettysburg}

It's been 22 years since Mike and I have gone on a vacation without children. We decided it was about time we did that. Originally our weekend getaway called for lazy days chillin' on the beach with sand beneath our feet. However, Mike's job is relatively new and without vacation time we kind of just had to wait for a weekend that he wasn't scheduled to work. Finding out at the last minute that Labor Day weekend he was off made it impossible to get a hotel at the beach so we made a quick decision to head to Gettysburg instead. Neither one of us had been there since we were kids and we both love history, so it was a place that we had been talking about visiting soon.
Walking the battlefields was by far our favorite part of the trip. There is just so much to learn and experience we could have spent weeks soaking it all in.
The view from the top of this tower was amazing and worth the climb. Unfortunately, we were only up there a few minutes before a quick storm came through and we had to head back down. When I say "quick storm", I mean it! It was done raining by the time we reached the bottom. 
There was so much to see and I can't wait to go back again. Next time we'll take the kids along for a little history lesson. It was a good trip..well, except for the car breaking down on the way home. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The First Day

The first day of school came a little sooner than we would have liked. It really seemed like summer was extra short! This new year brings about some big changes for Felicia. She started 5th grade...her first year in middle school. She's had a bad case of the "nerves" for the past week. Madelyn on the other hand was excited to get back to school and see all of her friends. I can't wait for their first day to be over so I can hear all about it!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


 Is it just me, or is this gang of crooks the cutest ever?  Seriously! This week is VBS and my girls are loving every minute of it...especially Stella! I've caught her a few times singing the new songs she's learned and she can't stop talking about her new best friends. Gosh, I don't know what we'll do when it's over. 

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