September 11, 2016

Waco Birthday

Magnolia & mammoths for 36! We celebrated my birthday/Labor Day this month with a fun daytrip to Waco.
For this quick getaway, we visited Fixer Upper's Magnolia Market, did some shopping downtown at the Spice Village, toured the Waco Mammoth National Monument, and enjoyed lunch overlooking the Brazos on the patio at Manny's on the River. We left early enough to get to Waco in time to beat traffic and get back to town in time to take a nap, shop in downtown McKinney, and enjoy a movie at home. Yay!
I also got to celebrate earlier with my parents - shoe shopping, dinner at Love & War in Texas, and some fancy desserts from the new Asian bakery 85C.
Lucky me, another fun birthday!

August 20, 2016

#findyourpark - NPS Love


We hit a travel milestone on our Colorado trip this summer when we added National Park Service brochure number 60 to our collection. Woo-hoo! I've got to admit that's more parks, monuments, and historical sites then I realized we'd seen. They add up quick when you visit DC plus make all the battlefield stops.

We realize how fortunate we are to get to explore together and are thankful for getting to take advantage of America's best idea. Lots of travel time is by far one of the best perks of teacher life. Wonder how old we'll be when we make it to brochure 100?

Left on the bucket list are the Oregon/Washington/California parks, Acadia in Maine, back to Glacier, getting Matt to Alaska, and hopefully, many more. Happy 100th Birthday NPS!
Faves:
Colorado 2016 \ 2014 \ 2013 \ 2012 \ 2010
Utah 2014 \ 2013 
Grand Canyon South Rim 2011 \ North Rim 2014
 DC 2010 \  2012
Yellowstone-Grand Teton 20102012 
Where to next?

August 2, 2016

2.5 Years in 1925 {Interior Tour}

It's been a while since I posted any inside house pictures and things are looking a little different inside. {2014: Three Month Pictures / 11 Month PicturesWe recently refreshed the den with a new rug, chair, tv stand, and tv and it got lots of use (aka Netflix) this summer.

Now that we've lived here 2.5 years, we definitely feel settled into our comfy arts & crafts cottage. A few pictures of 2016...
Upstairs Guest Room | Guest Bath | Office-Book Room

Master Bedroom \ Bath