Oh Canada

Oh Canada

When my dad and I woke up in Watertown, NY last Monday morning, it was snowing. In May. When we left Virginia the day before….it was a balmy 65 degrees (Farenheit) and the temperature steadily dropped the further north we…

Johnson Space Center

Johnson Space Center

Let’s just say for the record that I hope I never have to leave planet Earth. Ever. I don’t even really like getting in planes that somehow magically leave the ground and hurtle us through the air. And don’t even…

The Golden Birthday

The Golden Birthday

I have been 31 for a month now….and have been meaning to share about my very special GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!!! What is a golden birthday? It’s the year that you turn the age of the day you were born. I was…

Mitch’s 1st Christmas

Merry Christmas Friends!!! It was a strange holiday for me, the past few years have been consumed with marathon days of worship services and traveling and getting sick somewhere in the midst of it all. But this year, it was…

VLOG 3: Nate and Amy Day

Nate’s first appearance on the Vlog! We checked out the Children’s Museum of Richmond in Fredericksburg, VA…. were done in less than an hour (thought we would be there for hours) and headed off to meet Mommy for lunch. Here…

4th of July, Hipster Living, and Crystal Visits

4th of July, Hipster Living, and Crystal Visits

Somehow, in some brilliant act of sorcery….or in the lingering effects of Hurricane Arthur, the normally awful humid and unbearably hot weather of Colonial Beach took a break over the July 4th weekend and we enjoyed three days of breezy,…

Two Weeks and Three Days

Two Weeks and Three Days

*****I was cutting watermelon the night my grandfather died. I quickly set the knife down on the counter and met most of my family in the hallway as Nana let out wails of grief.  I stayed close to her side…

Aunt Lena and Kentucky

Aunt Lena and Kentucky

All the frustration of the past several months with Tiv’s guitar restoration….all the phone calls and in store visits and questions and roundabout answers…. were worth it in the moment that I settled the old gibson in his sister’s lap…