Grayson Highlands State Park

This past weekend, we went camping with Chris’s family (and brought Joelle along too)! He has been telling me about Grayson Highlands State Park ever since we met, and he said that I would love the rhododendrons in June, and the wild ponies. He was absolutely right!! We stayed at Grindstone Campground, which is about […]

June 18, 2020

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The Greenbrier 2019

Well, another year, another Greenbrier blog post! I doubt that I’ll ever get tired of walking the Dorothy Draper designed halls that are so tacky and so wonderful. I love hearing the history from Chris, and I learn something new each time we go! This year, we got there quite a bit earlier than usual […]

December 14, 2019

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Our Anniversary Getaway

In some ways it seems crazy that our first year of marriage has already flown by! But in other ways, it feels like we’ve been married forever! Getting to live life beside my best friend is the greatest gift I’ve ever received. We planned our anniversary trip back in May, when I first discovered Getaway. […]

November 6, 2019

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West Virginia State Fair 2019

Another year, another fair blog post! It’s hard to believe this is our third year in a row going to the West Virginia State Fair, and our second year at the antique car show! Here’s the blog post from 2017 and 2018. This year was HOT. The past two years we got lucky with the […]

August 12, 2019

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Bingo the Flamingo for President

You remember Reginald the Swan… now get ready for Bingo the Flamingo! 😂 Well, another year of family vacation is in the books! We continue to have fewer Sacra’s, and more son-in-laws on our trip! 😂 Our entire family doesn’t get to be all together as often as we’d like (thought it’s a lot more […]

June 21, 2019

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Chris and I are in the very very beginning stages of creating a homestead. It is our ultimate goal to someday be as self sustaining as possible, achieved by having our own livestock and garden. That is a very big goal, not to mention expensive 😄 But we’re taking small steps to make that dream […]


Have I been great at keeping up with posting this winter? Nope. Honestly, have I been great at keeping up with posting since I started this blog?? Also nope 😄 But I’m just fine with that! There are a lot of important things happening, and I actually have decided to put blogging on the back […]


About two weeks ago I had an idea to gift my parents with a fun anniversary photo session. The last time I remember doing a specific photoshoot or my parents was 2011! Which is just not acceptable as a photographer 😄 Also, please do yourself a favor and look at the photos from 2011 and have a […]


It’s so hard to believe that our sweet niece is already a year old! It seems like it wasn’t that long ago we were meeting her for the first time, all tiny and squishy and new. She has grown into an adorable little toddler, and she’s so smart! Her first birthday party was on Saturday, […]


Not only was this the first snow of 2020, but it was also the first snow all winter! The past few years in Virginia, it hasn’t been unusual for most of our big snows to happen January-March. But we typically get at least a small amount of snow in December! But 2019 was just too […]

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