Two Full Days in Savannah with Kids

**This was one of those times where I wrote half a post and then forgot about it. So this actually happened over a year ago – whatttt. Time flies. But here it is!** A few weekends ago, our little family hopped in the car for 2 full days in Savannah. Savannah with kids can be a challenge! I mean, there are bars galore! It’s definitely a city I’ve always frequented as an adult. How was it going to be WITH the kids? I was a little nervous but I also didn’t want to pass…

A Great Smoky Mountain Family Vacation Itinerary

Our Great Smoky Mountains Adventure We are busy planning our fall vacation this year and I’m just as excited as ever to have a week off from work. I started a new job recently and I’m getting into the groove of things so it’ll be a nice break come October. We seriously considered going to Portland, ME and Boston, MA this year but after our crazy Italian wedding/vacation/honeymoon-ish trip, I’m pretty okay with taking a break from flying with the littles for a bit. Since it’s fall, we still want to do…

Our Perfect Wedding in Italy

Hindu tradition says that rain on your wedding day is a sign that your marriage will be strong and last a long time because a wet knot is much harder to untie than a dry one. I’ve always leaned towards Hindu beliefs and I hope they’re right about this one. When I think about that beautiful, rainy day in April there is nothing imperfect about it. The rain held off until just after the ceremony and even a little drizzle couldn’t stop me from smiling. I mean, I was marrying the man of my dreams after all…

Happy Birthday, Angel Baby

Maybe you would have been a day early like your sister. Maybe you’d be on time like your brother. Maybe you’d be late like your mama. But I’ll never know your story and so I’ll write it for you. June 1st would have been my due date. You would have brought me sunshine in my saddest month. When I got pregnant with you, sweet child, I didn’t know if I could do it. Your due date month was the same month as my mom’s birthday. It was also the same month as the day…

All the Things I Wish I’d Known Before my European Destination Wedding

I wrote a post prior to leaving for our Italian destination wedding that detailed how I planned for it. However, things don’t always go according to plan for a European destination wedding! The good news? Some things went better (and yes, some things went worse). So here are some things I learned after all is said and done, so you can avoid my pitfalls and relish in my wins. Pay more for hair & make up Yes, I thought I was totally winning when I found an Italian salon that offered wedding hair and make up for less than…