Life & Family

A Christmas Without a Tree

A Christmas Without a Tree

This year presented a year without a Christmas tree, which has only happened one other time in my life that I remember anyway, but I'll get to that in a minute. This year I opted not to put up a tree because we were closing on the new house on the 18th and would be moving over the next couple days afterwards. Once we got moved in, Greg asked...

We Closed on Our New Home

We Closed on Our New Home

We closed on our house on the 18th. This is the second house we have bought in the last two years. We only lasted 9 months in the first one we bought back in 2018 as we didn't like our neighbors, nor the drive for me every day back and forth to work. This one will be a 45 minute drive to the office, but due to COVID-19 I have been working from...

Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Despite everything that has happened this year I still have a lot to be grateful for. I fixed our Thanksgiving dinner and we enjoyed our meal together just like previous years. It always feels strange only fixing enough food food for two people, and you would think after all these years, 11 to be exact, I would be used to this, but with each...

Fishing on Old Hickory Lake

Fishing on Old Hickory Lake

When I moved to the Nashville area 11 years ago one of the main places I wanted to visit and spend time on was Old Hickory Lake. Unfortunately until today I had only spent 1 or 2 days there after all these years of being in the area. My husband got a new boat a few days ago and I finally talked him into taking me on Old Hickory Lake. It was so...

Roasting Marshmallows on an Open Fire

Roasting Marshmallows on an Open Fire

One of my favorite things about fall is being able to roast marshmallows. Since we can't have open fires in the park we live in, I decided to buy a fire pit. After much research, I decided to buy the deluxe model from Outland Living. The deluxe is identical to the standard model, but you also get the cover and carry kit with it, which is a...