Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit at Zoolumination {Tennessee}

Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit at Zoolumination {Tennessee}

With the Chinese New Year we look ahead to the Year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit symbolizes longevity, peace, and prosperity so for many this is a year of hope. In honor of the Chinese New Year, the Nashville Zoo has been putting on an incredible light festival of Chinese art and folktales that they [...]

Moments & Misadventures : Then The Plan Changed

Moments & Misadventures : Then The Plan Changed

One of the defining parts of our family has always been road trips- the more spontaneous the better. This has been the case since the beginning. The first of these road trips came when we were dating and Brad invited me to go Yellowstone with him. But as we filled up the car to begin [...]

Wreaths to Honor- Stones River National Cemetery {Tennessee}

Wreaths to Honor- Stones River National Cemetery {Tennessee}

One of our favorite places to go for a walk is at the Stones River National Battlefield. It always provides a quiet and thoughtful experience as we consider the many soldiers that fought here during the American Civil War. Unlike other battlefields that have been preserved, this one has kept the natural wildness of the [...]

Historic Sites From Civil War to Civil Rights {Missouri & Arkansas}

Historic Sites From Civil War to Civil Rights {Missouri & Arkansas}

Happy New Year everyone! I am excited to see where this year will take us and the adventures that are in store. We ended the year visiting my in-laws in Missouri. On our way home we decided to take a longer route so we could visit some historic sites along the way. These sites gave [...]

Year in Review :: 2022

Year in Review :: 2022

And so we come to the end of another year. This time of year is always a little tender as I take stock of the year being left behind and looking forward to the year ahead. Years ebb and flow, some great and others less so, each with lessons to learn and grateful moments to [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: A Few of the Other National Parks

Moments & Misadventures :: A Few of the Other National Parks

There is no doubt about it-I love visiting national parks! All national parks have the same goal in mind of protecting and preserving places of rich natural beauty and historical significance. And for me there is no better way of honoring that mission than by visiting the park that they work so hard to preserve. [...]

Seeing the Lights at Enchant Nashville {Tennessee}

Seeing the Lights at Enchant Nashville {Tennessee}

Tis the season for light displays and festive holiday delights. This time of year it seems there is no end to places trying to outdo each other with light displays and family activities. We debated between a few of them and finally decided on Enchant Nashville which is a light display presented by Hallmark Christmas [...]

The Barrel Tree Lighting- Jack Daniels Distillery {Tennessee}

The Barrel Tree Lighting- Jack Daniels Distillery {Tennessee}

The festive season has begun and all the cities and towns are having their annual Christmas Tree Lightings. But while every town has a tree lighting, it is only here in Tennessee that you can experience the annual Barrel Tree Lighting at the Jack Daniels Distillery. So of course, we had to go down and [...]