September 22, 2016

Hello, Fall

As summer draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the past season – the hardest season of life I/we have gone through and I’m sure it won’t be the last. A season that was full of change, challenge, stress, sadness, and longing for routine, normalcy, and familiarity. I spent much time missing my Nashville home and family, my actual family in Phoenix, and Grant as he was gone more weeks than home. I have tears in my eyes as I write this thinking about my sweet girls and the memories Grant and made on almost every street […]
September 8, 2016

Labor Day Weekend in Arizona

Warning. Food photos galore! Last Friday, Grant and I flew to Phoenix to spend the long holiday weekend with my parents. Before we left, I mentioned to Grant that it had been far too long since an airplane adventure – all of our previous summer travel has been local in the Midwest (except a last minute Nashville trip) so it was about time to escape!  We were both really looking forward to a weekend full of relaxation, family time, good eats, and new adventures. I think we accomplished it all! We had a delicious dinner at LGO on Friday night – their […]
August 31, 2016

August 2016 in Review

What a month! August brought long summer days, new opportunities, and time to truly feel settled in our home. It was the first month we didn’t go ANYWHERE – which is great and all, but I am ready for an adventure. Good thing we are headed to Phoenix for the weekend! I’m feeling so ready for fall and totally over summer (my least favorite season AND one of the hardest seasons of life so far). It’s sure to be filled with fabulous work opportunities, tons of travel (I’m looking at you, NYC, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Milwaukee, and Houston), family […]
August 1, 2016

July 2016 in Review

I know it’s crazy and I say this every month… but WHERE did July go?! Between visitors (please come visit us) to quick trips and all sorts of adventuring, time flew by! Get ready for photo overload 🙂 A few random thoughts about the month: We are LOVING this 5-ingredient banana ice cream – it’s putting my food processor to the test! Is it football season yet? I made this vegan/GF chili recipe twice in anticipation of fall I’m back to running! FINALLY getting my groove back. PR-ed my 5k time – 26:34! I joined a bootcamp class at Crossfit […]
July 5, 2016

June 2016 in Review

Well, we survived our first FULL month in MN! Thankfully, the weather has been nothing but wonderful and we’ve started to find a routine that works. Because Grant travels Monday through Friday most weeks, I have weeknights to myself – often spent working, but sometimes spent exploring. The highlight of this month was meeting some really nice friends – helping to make our new city feel like home. We have spent tons of time outside, on the water, and adventuring. I’ve tried to keep it all together and be strong for both of us, finding some semblance of normalcy in everyday […]
June 1, 2016

May 2016 in Review

What. A. Month! As always, it flew by and was a BIG month… for good reason! A few highlights: I started the month living in Nashville… and on May 3 made the 13 hour, 900 mile drive to Minnesota. After 2 days of packing and dealing with movers, I joined G in corporate housing downtown St. Paul and we had a fun filled week together exploring our new city and making happy memories. Our stuff came EARLY (!!) and we were able to have everything unloaded off the truck and in our apartment before my parents arrived to spend the weekend. There […]