• a very old castle

    Labor Day Weekend Part IV Let’s be honest, Will and I had a very successful weekend trip.  We visited the site of a volcano, witnessed the sun rising over the Grand Canyon, and hiked almost thirteen miles along its rim.  Come Sunday morning, we were beat and ready to go home.   We ate breakfast at the hotel, packed up, and then took some quick shots in the wild flowers beside the parking lot because we forgot to take our traditional selfies with our National Parks Passports that weekend.   We got on the road pretty early but encountered a detour as we searched for Starbucks and my Pumpkin Spiced…

  • 5 things I learned in 5 months of marriage

    Will and I just recently celebrated five months of being married!  We’re basically experts on the topic now. Joking. We were blessed to go through very little long distance time during dating and a lot of one on one time to get to know one another.  We asked each other a lot of hard questions, ranging from politics and religion, to hopes and dreams.  We were very intentional from the beginning about getting to know one another in a safe and healthy way, and to see if this could be the real thing. Obviously, we got married, so we feel pretty strongly about one another.  We still continue to learn…

  • Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim Trail

    Ron Swanson said it’s okay to cry at the Grand Canyon. September 1, 2018 | Labor Day Part III Will and I woke up at three o’clock in the morning—probably the earliest I have ever woken up in my life—to get ready, eat breakfast, and drive from our hotel to the south rim of The Grand Canyon.  We arrived right around five in the morning, parked in a super close parking spot, took a trip to the bathrooms (which was literally the most disgusting bathroom I have ever been in in my entire life—I’ll spare you the details), and then booked it to Mather Point, where we arrived just as…

  • Festive Fall Bucket List

    This year we are living in a hotel in the desert, so carving pumpkins and buying all of the decorations is not in the cards for us.  This is our slightly revised but still autumnal bucket list for #theSuiteLifeofWillandJamie. Festive Fall Bucket List Watch a football game and dress to the nines Get some pumpkin seeds to snack on Go star gazing in the country (with hot tea & flannels) Get a pumpkin spice latte or hot apple cider Take a drive to see the leaves turn Make some hot homemade stew Host a scary movie night Get your own halloween candy because #adultlife Go on a hike to see…