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 19, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

To my amazing dad, Happy Father’s Day! I’m a better person because of your impact on my life – your kindness, determination, work ethic, love for food and chilled rosé, and personality have been graciously passed to me. And I am so thankful for that. It’s the biggest compliment in the world for people to tell me I’m just like you – which happens very often! When I think of what a “dad” embodies, you check all the boxes and three million more. I could go on and on, but here’s a short list of reasons why you are simply amazing: […]
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 […]
May 16, 2016

Year ONE

When I look back on our first year together, my memories are full of love, joy, happiness, adventure, challenge, change, and excitement – as any first year of marriage should be! It’s crazy to think that one year ago today we set out on the biggest adventure of our life. Thanks to our incredible friends and family for supporting us through this first year! Shout out to Needle + Thread for our amazing wedding footage – the perfect reminder of our golden day! Interested in a full wedding recap? Southern Weddings shared more details! Our first year: 2015-2016 Got married Honeymooned […]
April 30, 2016

Dear Nashville,

Dear Nashville, When I moved here almost 8 years ago, I was 18, fresh out of high school, and (nervously) ready for an adventure. From small town Wisconsin, you were a CITY. Big and glamorous. Southern. People said “y’all” and liked grits. There were sorority legacies and secret clubs. How would I ever fit into this place, this world unlike anything I had ever known? Well, you welcomed me with gracious arms. You led me to the kindest, most genuine friends I’ve ever had. You were patient as I sampled southern delicacies – hot chicken, crawfish boils done the right way, […]
April 25, 2016

Nashville in a Nutshell

Hello, Monday! It’s MOVING WEEK for the Williams family. I’m choosing joy and happiness with a side of good tunes to get me through this super hard week! In an effort to reflect on the past 8 (EIGHT!!) years in this city, I thought I’d put together a list of my favorites. Here goes… Breakfast Funky Monkey Crepe | Red Bicycle Fido – anything, I mean it, anything and everything is delicious! Frothy Monkey – build your own oatmeal Portland Brew – zucchini muffin (and they have almond milk (!!) for your coffee) Donut Den – apple fritters and blueberry donut holes […]