The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done 

 I’m sitting here in the Delta Sky Club in Atlanta trying to grasp exactly what has happened today. Today I said goodbye to my family… The family that I have lived with for the past 25 years. By far the hardest thing that I’ve ever done. I’ve been told over and over that this is long over due, and maybe it is. But I can say hands I have the best parents a person could ever ask for. I have zero regrets. 

I’ve only cried about 3 different times in the Wilmingon airport, and twice in Atlanta… So hey, maybe it’s getting easier. 

I will be back in Wilmington in 46 days for about 2 weeks and leaving then will be 100 times harder. Because who knows when I’ll be back. 

I know that in 3-4 years we will be back in the US. That gives me so much comfort. I know it’s also important to think that this is God’s next journey for me in life. Have you ever wished that God would just show us what He has in store for us. What are His plans for my life? I guess that’s where trust and faith comes into play. 

One thing that helped get me through living long distance from Zach was knowing when I was going to see him next. I’m going to have to do that with my family. Already have my next flight scheduled and ready, and then just count down the days. 

Here’s to the next 46 days, and hoping it gets a heck of a lot easier than today was. 

The Day We Said “I DO”

September 1, 2017. The best day of my life. The day I married my best friend. Zach and I have been together for 8 years, but have known each other for over 14 years.

The wedding was an absolute dream come true. It was everything that I wanted and so much more. We had a little over 3 months to plan it. Zach and I decided right away the most important aspects of the wedding for us were the DJ and the photographer. The photographer was really good friend of ours Summer Lambert. I have known Summer since kindergarten and Zach has known her since 6th grade. Once you see the pictures you will understand why we wanted her to shoot our wedding! As for the DJ, we did a little research online and asked around. There was one name that kept jumping out at us: Active DJ Entertainment. Jason was the DJ and he is actually the owner. I met with him at his office to go over our song list, and knew right away that we made a good choice going with Active DJ Entertainment. During the reception Zach and I kept telling each other how great Jason was, and guests were even telling us how great the DJ was. If you are getting married in the Wilmington area then I highly recommend Active DJ Entertainment.

My bridesmaids and I got ready at The Graystone Inn, while the Zach and his groomsmen got ready next door at St. Thomas Preservation Hall. It took me far less time to get ready than I originally thought it would. After my hair and makeup was done, it felt as though I had to wait hours to actually put my dress on. Summer was there early to snap picture of me, my mom, and my bridesmaids getting ready, then she ran next door and snagged some pictures of the Zach and his guys.

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Zach and I decided to do a first look. We went back and forth on this decision during the entire wedding planning process. Zach originally wanted to wait to see me for the firsttime when I walked down the aisle. A week before the wedding we both changed our minds.

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Sisters Getaway

This past weekend my sisters and I decided we want to get away and have some fun. I’ve been dying to go hiking somewhere in North Carolina or South Carolina. I recently discovered http://www.alltrails.com they have hundreds of trails listed in any city or country. You can either type in the specific city you are going to, or if you’re unsure you can search by state. I searched by state, and then I filtered my search to hikes that had at least 3 stars, moderate to hard in difficulty, and that included a lookout or waterfall. I discovered Hanging Rock State Park. It’s about an hour north of Greensboro, NC. A new adventure awaits. Read more

3 Sisters Waterfall Trail

Woke up at 3:30 am East Coast time, boarded the plane at 4:45, and I was California bound once again. I arrived in San Diego at 9:30 am Pacific Time, and Zach and I were already trying to figure out what adventure to begin next. Our love for hiking has grown so much since he has moved here. He told me about this of this “off the path” trail with a waterfall that he had heard about. I love waterfalls and being from the east coast that’s all my family did on vacations when I was growing up… hiking to waterfalls. The hike was called 3 Sisters Waterfall Trail, so Zach, Brad (Zach’s brother), and I got ready and set off on an adventure.

Driving to the trail was mostly curvy back roads, once we got about 10 miles from the trail we hit a dirt road, and at this point we had only hoped that we were going in the right direction. There were about 10 cars at the trail head, so to me that seemed promising. I had read that the trail was only about 3 miles. 3 miles! I run 3 miles a couple times a week, how hard could it be? Oh I was so wrong. Read more