A couple months ago I was hesitant about buying a plane ticket. I desperately wanted to take the trip but was worried about vacation time, expenses, and feeling guilty about leaving Jackson at home to work all weekend while I was off having fun. You know the saying, "Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat … Continue reading Girls Trip to Phoenix, Arizona
My favorite season is hands-down fall. Summer is a little too hot. Winter is a tad too cold. Spring is a bit too wet. But fall, fall is just right. It's the perfect weather to pull out your cutest booties, comfiest sweaters, and cozy up in a mound of blankets. Growing up in Minnesota meant … Continue reading 25 Things To Do This Fall
Summer is a whole lot different as an adult than it is as a kid. But even though we don't get a summer break anymore, I've decided to recap our summer 2018 adventures to remind myself summer is just as fun as an adult, if not better.
Jackson and I got married in June 2016, and since then we've had a tradition of going camping to celebrate our anniversary. In 2017 we lived in Texas and ventured to Hill Country for our anniversary trip. This year, we almost thought we wouldn't be able to go camping because Jackson was in a wedding … Continue reading Anniversary Trip to Zion National Park
When most people think of Park City, Utah they're thinking snowboards, ski slopes, and hot chocolate at the lodge. But when Jackson was asked to be a groomsman in a June wedding near Park City, we quickly found out this winter wonderland town had a lot more to offer. The wedding just so happened to … Continue reading A Sunny Weekend in Park City, Utah
Jackson and I dated his senior year of college. We knew he was going to grad school far away and I had two more years of school in Minnesota, but we decided this relationship was worth the shot. Long distance relationships are tough, but if you survive them you come out stronger than ever. We … Continue reading How He Proposed
I was flipping through Jackson's work calendar and had to look twice when I saw he had two full days of work off. That's when I whipped out my phone and started browsing weekend trips in California. It didn't take long for us to decide to road trip to San Francisco. Golden Gate Bridge. Painted … Continue reading 36 Hours In San Francisco
A few Sundays back, new couple friends of ours invited us to the Funk Zone for dinner. (The Funk Zone is a collection of converted warehouses and buildings that are now home to artistic boutiques, breweries, tasting rooms, and creative eateries. It's a hoot.) While we were waiting for our tri-tip sandwiches (yummm), our friends … Continue reading Sunday Funday in Santa Barbara
It was pretty easy saying yes to my husband when he asked me to move to Santa Barbara, California for his new job. In fact, I said yes without ever having been there before—Google Images had me convinced. I don't think I'll ever forget driving up the pacific coast for the first time—mountains on one … Continue reading Earth, Wind and Fire Visit Paradise
Jackson and I weren't able fly home for Christmas this year, so we decided to do something extra special to make up for it—Disneyland!