Girls’ Weekend: A Fantastic Break From Reality

I had the pleasure of having a kids-free weekend with one of my best friends, Rachel (To Hab & To Hold). It was Hubster’s annual camping weekend with his high school friends and my in-laws agreed to watch our kids so that we could both have a very much needed weekend with our friends.

I Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #23 Meet an Online Friend in Person

In the past year, I’ve made awesome connections with some really amazing women in the blogosphere.  One of my 30 Before 30 goals was to meet one of them in person.

I met a fellow Mamavation Sista back in August.  I had just pledged to the Mamavation Sistahood and realized that Rachel (@rachhabs, Continue Reading…

Packing for a Girls’ Weekend!

I’m packing for my first ever girls’ weekend!  That’s right, I’m 25 and I have never been on a girls-only weekend.  Crazy, right?  Well, my friend R and I have been planning this for months.  You see, our husbands are old high school buddies and Continue Reading…

Visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary

One of my best friends from college, who actually was the maid of honor in my wedding, lives in our new city.  We decided to meet up yesterday at the local wildlife sanctuary so that C could enjoy the animals.  It was so awesome to see her again after Continue Reading…

We Love Our Home State!

Hubster and I are absolutely loving being back in our home state.  We’ve been able to catch up with many family members and friends.  We joke that in one month of living here, we’ve had more visitors than in the two years that we lived in a neighboring Continue Reading…

When Friends Are Like Family

Last night, we celebrated my friend’s bachelorette party and it was a blast!  I’ve known L and her fiance, J, since college.  J was Hubster’s roommate for two years, before they both got involved in residence life.  L, J, Hubster and I used to have a couple’s Continue Reading…

When Do You Decide To Let Go?

We’ve all had friendships end.  Some end abruptly with an argument, others simply fade.  The ones that fade can be as difficult as the ones that end dramatically.

A couple friendships that I once held dear seem to have faded away.  I don’t Continue Reading…

On Living Far Away

Sometimes it makes me sad that we live far away from our family and close friends.  I wish that we could just jump in the car and attend every birthday party, life event, holiday or random get-together.  We thought a six-hour drive was difficult when Continue Reading…

My Friend Had a Baby!

I heard via the wonderful world of Facebook yesterday that my friend was in the hospital to have her baby!  Maybe having C made me a softie, but now whenever a friend of mine announces a pregnancy or has a child, I get teary-eyed.  It’s a mixture of Continue Reading…

Reconnecting With Old Friends

There’s nothing that I love more about social media than the ability to reconnect with old friends.  I’ve been able to keep in touch with several of them, but there’s one that really touched my heart tonight.

Maybe two years ago or more, I became Continue Reading…

Home Sweet Home

*Insert Relaxed Sigh Here*

We went to visit family and friends over the holiday weekend and just got home!

I love getting home after being away.  Anything longer than a 7-day trip gets a bit exhausting.  We LOVE seeing all of our family and friends Continue Reading…

Friends Having Babies

In the months since I found out that I was expecting, several of my friends have also announced their pregnancies.  I can’t even begin to say how excited I am for each of them!  We live out of state, so I usually find out via email and inevitably Continue Reading…