A Visit To Connecticut

We recently visited Connecticut for my cousins wedding. This was the first wedding we’ve attended since 2019! It was so wonderful for things to almost feel normal with hugging and eating meals together. Most of the guests in attendance were fully vaccinated, like Phil and I, so being around people without the added anxiety of […]

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Celebrating Six Months of Living In Tampa

“What if you discover you’ve been planted in the wrong place? Planted in the right spot, we blossom.” It’s hard to believe that Phil and I are celebrating six months of living in Tampa! Moving across the country was the biggest and scariest decision we’ve ever made but it’s truly been the best decision we […]

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catching a sunset in tampa

There’s something about catching a sunset that completely resets your mindset and relaxes you. Last Thursday after a long work day we hopped in the car and headed to the Courtney Campbell Causeway Highway Trail to catch one. This walkway was filled with people walking dogs, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and couples strolling hand-in-hand. On Thursday hazy […]

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The Best Sandwich In Tampa

One of the best parts about exploring our new city has been discovering fantastic food. Before moving to Tampa, I hadn’t heard of Tampa being a great food city but wow – it sure is. One of the best food discoveries we’ve made is at Gulf Coast Sourdough. A shop you’d miss driving passed, I […]

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march reads

March was a blah reading month for me. I didn’t love anything I read and I actually stopped a book entirely 150 pages in which I never do. I abandon a book only if I truly dislike it otherwise will forge on – I don’t think I abandoned a book in all of 2020! Here’s […]

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A Visit To Tarpon Springs

We’ve been doing weekend trips touring our new city and are having an amazing time doing it! Last month we took the thirty minute drive up to Tarpon Springs. Tarpon Springs is a small city with strong Greek roots as Greek sponge divers settled there in the early 1900’s. It’s known as the sponge capital […]

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LASIK Eye Surgery

Having glasses on my face has been a part of who I am for most of my adult life. The first time I realized I couldn’t see well was at church when I was in middle school. Standing at the back of the church I couldn’t read the hymn numbers posted on the wall towards […]

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our recent visit to disney world hollywood studios

One of the things I was most excited about when moving to Tampa was being within driving distance to Disney World. To me, Disney is one of the happiest places and being there always fills me with joy! Of course, while living in a pandemic we wanted to wait until we felt safe and comfortable […]

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lunch and the sunken gardens in st. petersburg

As evidenced in my past blog posts we’ve spent a few weekends exploring St. Petersburg! St. Petersburg has so much artistic charm I’m inclined to describe it as eclectic. There are endless bars, restaurants, parks, museums, and painted murals on sides of buildings that it’s going to take us many weekends to even scratch the […]

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february reads

February has been another busy reading month for me! One of the favorite parts of my day is sitting out on my balcony with a good book. There’s a large tree in front of our house that has leaves that rustle in the breeze. Birds like to fly in and sit on the branches chirping […]

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