The weekend is here, we made it! Coming off of a long weekend in Chattanooga and a short three day work week, I am heading off to Florida this weekend and can’t wait for some fun in the sun and relaxation. It’s been a busy start to the year around here – January is always a bit crazy work-wise for both myself and Ryan, and on top of that we’ve had a lot going on from Jackson’s birthday to weekend trips and being slightly over committed when we are here. I have not been doing as good of a job at setting those boundaries as I had hoped this year! But since I have been a little quite on here I thought I would share a little update on what we’ve been up to around here. Read More
Jackson and I are heading to Virginia this weekend, and it’ll be our first mother/son solo trip. I’m really looking forward to it, but would by lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about the flights without having Ryan there to help. As I started planning and packing it got me thinking about the first time we flew with Jackson, when he was about four months old. At the time I scoured blogs, Pinterest and various other sites for the best tips, tricks and hacks for flying with an infant. Since then Jackson is a regular at the airport, with 12 flights under his belt. So I thought I would share what we’ve learned along the way and what has worked well for us. Read More
As I am sitting here patiently waiting for our little one to make his arrival…literally any day now!…I have thought a lot about how important family is. So as I make myself busy to pass the time I thought it’s appropriate to finish sharing our recent trip to Italy which was all centered around family.
After spending a few days exploring Rome with RG, we moved across the square to a hotel where we met up with my entire immediate family…parents, brothers and significant others. This chapter of our trip was kicked off with my youngest brother proposing to his girlfriend on the rooftop of our hotel. We are all excited to officially welcome her into our family and can’t wait for the celebration and wedding to come. Read More
Hello! It’s been about three weeks since I’ve been back in the States…can you believe it? I swear these last eight months have just flown by! I still can’t believe I lived, worked and traveled throughout Asia and am now back in the US. I have so much more to tell you from our adventures abroad but I thought I would do an overall wrap-up post while everything is still fresh in my mind. This way I can also throw in some posts about job hunting and acclimating back into the general population. So here goes…
Wow, I can’t believe how over due this post is! I uploaded the pictures to write about this weeks ago but time has gotten away from me. In late August I found myself boarding a plane from Bangkok to Malaysia with not much of a plan. This is definitely not like me…as I’ve told you before I am a meticulous planner, but this time RG and I got caught up enjoying the moment and having fun and it all got away from me. We had met some guys from England in Kanchanaburi, reconnected with them in Bangkok…offered up our apartment for them to crash…and ended up sightseeing and hitting the nightlife for a couple of days. The next thing I knew we were boarding a flight and didn’t have a chance to plan anything. But I have no regrets, this is my favorite part of traveling…meeting new people and the unexpected experiences. Read More
Hello! I have been such a slacker lately when it comes to blogging…my apologies! But I am back and I have so much to share. The past month has been a whirlwind…we have traveled through Malaysia, island hopped in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, spent some time in Bangkok and showed some dear friends around Thailand. As I write this now I am sitting in Atlanta Georgia, sipping on coffee, and trying to comprehend that I just flew across the world and am back in the United States. Did the past six and a half months really happen or did I dream it all?
I know I am way behind on my posts and I really hope to catch up this weekend. I am so excited to have two great friends fly in tomorrow and will have even more to talk about then! I can’t wait, we have so much planned over the next two weeks. Stayed tuned…
This picture is from our recent trip to Koh Samui. The sunset was beautiful…I know this doesn’t do it any justice. I actually had another picture of the moon picked out from the same trip, but I am having trouble with the internet on my computer…so you get this off my iPhone. I’m not complaining though, this isn’t a bad runner up. I hope you enjoy!