• 5 Christmas Gifts I am Loving

    My family is great at giving gifts, but my husband is like no one I have ever met before.  Not just for me, but for many other people, he is very intuitive and can instinctively pick out things that they will enjoy, just by knowing them.  Needless to say, many of the items on my list were gifted to me by Will.   Recommendation: if you don’t know what to give someone as a gift, or you don’t know how to let people know what you want, make a public Amazon wishlist and share it with everyone.  You can also encourage others to share their wishlist with you.  I have…

  • Our 5 Favorite Things We Did in Arizona

    Our four months in southern Arizona are over!  We will always have our memories, and I have a couple more blog posts lined up, but our extended honeymoon has come to a close.  That being said, we spent much of our time in the desert exploring.  Here are our five favorite things we did while in Arizona this summer. We went on a really long hike We have already blogged about our Grand Canyon experience, but if you missed it, here are some sunrise photos, and here is the complete story of our hike. The Grand Canyon has been on my bucket list for a while.  It is one of…

  • our 5 favorite worship songs

    As we spend our time in Arizona, we are taking a break away from playing with the worship band at our church back home in North Carolina.  Finding new worship songs together (or reconnecting with old ones) has been really special. When Will listens to music, he listens to the instruments and the melody and very rarely notices anything about the lyrics.  I, on the other hand, can stand a simple and predictable melody if the lyrics are powerful and they tell a story or connect with an emotion that I relate to.   Here are our top five worship songs we have been digging recently.   #5: So Will…

  • our 4 favorite things in Arizona

    Happy Monday, friends!  I super love writing favorites posts, because I get to share a little piece of what I have been loving.  My standard favorites posts from back in the day (click here for examples) would have me all up in my personal day-to-day, and you know I have been getting down with some T-Swift and Gilmore Girls these days, but what I want to share with you today are four things we have loved the most so far in Arizona! #1—The food! My new life goal is to only eat Mexican food for the rest of our time in Arizona. No but seriously, the tacos are out of…