Bearfence Mountain

While I love hiking, I am not always the most adventurous about choosing my trail. I like going on the trails that I know and love, and I’m not as excited about trying new trails. Which is ridiculous, I know, because all of the trails I love used to be unknown to me, and now […]

October 21, 2020

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Canterbury Family Virginia Beach Trip

As much as I loved this trip to the beach, I’m hoping that it was a true farewell to summer! I am ready for cozy sweaters, hot drinks, holiday music, pumpkins, and all the other wonderful things that fall brings. We had the most amazing weather this past weekend! It was calling for rain every […]

September 16, 2020

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Our One Day Beach Trip

Before summer even started, Joelle and I decided that we wanted to make a one day trip to the beach. Just something quick and fun, because we know how many wonderful memories are made when you’re a little spontaneous! We decided on Monday that we should go the next day, before school starts up for […]

August 20, 2020

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Bear Creek Lake State Park

Another camping trip is in the books! And now the blog 😄  Bear Creek Lake State Park was such a beautiful location! It was a HOT weekend though… good thing we were by the water! Lincoln had a great time on this trip too. He got to see/meet lots of other dogs, and he was […]

July 22, 2020

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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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I’ve never been much of a cat person, but having these two kittens, Poppy and Pebbles, has been so much fun! They’re finally starting to become more adventurous, and will wander from the hoop house to the barn. Sometimes we find them waiting for us on the porch too 😄 Recently they’ve discovered tree climbing, […]


Happy 2022! I’ve only written the date wrong once, which I’d say is pretty good 😄 So far this month has been an odd mix of busyness and relaxation! I posted a little on my Instagram about how I’m trying to lean into the season of rest and relaxation that naturally comes with winter. One […]


 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 Once again I find myself looking back over the past year, wondering how I managed to blog so little 😄 And with a baby on the way, it doesn’t seem like my blogging will increase any time soon! But who knows, maybe I’ll suddenly find myself with looooads of time on my […]


Somehow it’s been 8 months since I last blogged. That makes me a little sad, because 2021 has been such a monumental year for us! We did a lot, but that also meant less time for blogging. Or even more likely, I just didn’t make it a priority like I have in all my past […]


I’m excited to be making this post! I now have two years of designing these photo books under my belt, so I feel confident in sharing the things I’m doing and what I’ve learned. The process of designing is SO fun for me, and seeing the finished product brings me so much joy. I’ve always […]

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