Friends, Fredericksburg & Famous Places – Our Trip to Washington D.C.

Friends, Fredericksburg & Famous Places – Our Trip to Washington D.C.

I had every intent on blogging throughout our recent trip to Washington D.C. and the Fredericksburg area but I couldn’t quite bring myself to spend even a moment behind a computer when there were so many people to visit with. Thus, I am snagging a page from my husband’s playbook and posting seven fun moments from our seven trip.

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Like Yesterday

Like Yesterday

Outside of the family I was born into, some of the most important relationships I have in my life were formed in Hawaii. While I tend to cringe at the word “tribe,” if I were to use it, it would be in reference to this group of people. We were all part of a ministry called Home Port Hospitality House, a facet of Cadence International. We shared meals, laughter, and tears. We challenged one another to be more like Christ, watched families grow, and lived life together. However, over the years we also shared a lot of goodbyes as people PCSed (moved) to different bases. And now, I have friends in England, Singapore, Guam, and all throughout the United States. While we keep in touch quite often via technology – Facebook, FaceTime, WhatsApp – it is rare we get to see each other face to face. But when we do, it’s like it was just yesterday that we were all gathering together for our Friday Bible study.  Continue reading “Like Yesterday”

A Season For Everything

A Season For Everything

Olivia is four and a half months old and my life looks so very different than before. From Hawaii to Idaho, TV appearances and fashion events to MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and play dates, being one of the leaders in bible study to the new girl at church, stilettos to strollers. (Nevermind, I still wear stilettos.) I was talking to someone the other day and she summed it up perfectly when she said, “The only things which haven’t changed in your life are Jesus and your husband. And even your husband is gone [traveling for work] more than he used to be.” Sometimes I struggle with the changes. I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t. I also know there is a season for everything (Hello, Ecclesiastes!) and I certainly don’t want to waste the one I am in. I know God is teaching me wonderful things and before I know it, the next season will be here and I’ll be looking longingly back on this one Continue reading “A Season For Everything”

Exploring Idaho: Farmers Markets

Exploring Idaho: Farmers Markets

If you’re looking for an activity to do on a Saturday morning you should check out the markets in downtown Boise. There are actually two within walking distance of each other and you can easily spend several hours exploring the various crafts and culinary offerings. The Boise Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October while the Capital City Public Market runs Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through December.

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Cub Collective: The Miracle Blanket

Cub Collective: The Miracle Blanket

My friend Tiffany bleeds good ideas.  She is just so creative! Her most recent project, CubCollective.com, is a blog highlighting must-haves for babies and kiddos. I had the pleasure of joining as a guest blogger this week with a post on the Miracle Blanket from MiracleWare. While I’ve only been a parent a few months, and therefore still in the rookie category, it doesn’t take an expert to know when you’ve stumbled across a priceless find. Continue reading “Cub Collective: The Miracle Blanket”

Exploring Idaho: Bike Park & Bowls

Exploring Idaho: Bike Park & Bowls

There is an entire list of things Luke and I want to explore in Idaho. However, with only 52 weekends in the year minus those allocated for travel, Luke’s work trips, winter (brr!), and normal weekend commitments, there just aren’t enough days to do it all. However, I have all week! And so I’ve decided to do some exploring on my own. And by my own I mean with Olivia and girlfriends.

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