Welcome to the honeymoon series! For our honeymoon, we passed up the traditional lying on a beach in the Caribbean for a NorCal road trip that spanned 12 days and the northern half of California. Post one? The one and only San Francisco. Arriving in San Fran, we were instantly enamored, driving the hilly streets that lead to views of splendor. Maybe it was tasting the gusts coming off the mountainous coastline while peering at the unbelievable Golden Gate Bridge. Perhaps it was the infusion of culture. Either way, it was spectacular.
Ah, California. The beach, the mountains, the city....they hog all the good stuff. SoCal is one of our favorite places on Earth. San Diego, Laguna Beach, San Clemente; we love it all. Luckily, Hannah has wonderful, hopsitable family in San Diego, so we see many SD trips in our future. Here are some of our favorite spots from our last trip in August!
Ah Spring Break season is upon us once again! Sadly, this year we won’t be embarking on a SB trip. That said, we had the incredible chance to visit Rosemary Beach, Florida last year. I was fortunate to live there while in college studying at Florida State, often making the commute to campus. After class or work, I’d head to beach to read or write, or just relax. Living 100 yards from the beach made for many fond memories, and thus, I had to share this place with my beautiful bride.
It's been a snowy weekend here in Gaslight Village, but we don't mind it. The blustery tundra has kept us indoors, allowing us to dedicate hour after hour to unpacking and organizing. We unpacked some artwork and have FINALLY begun to decorate. WE ARE SO THANKFUL to finally have a small sense of "home" in this place. You have no idea. My heart is bursting with gratitude.
Everything in place right now is certainly tentative, and not nearly complete, but we wanted to share the progress! See below for some "before" and "during" progress pics!
Ah Arizona. A trip Hannah didn’t even know she wanted before I convinced her of the beauty of AZ …. Our Arizona road trip was emotionally overwhelming, full of scenic landscapes and unforgettable views. We packed A LOT into these three days. Brief overview - We flew in to Phoenix, drove 2 hours South to Sedona fora hike, then another 1 hour South to Flagstaff were we stayed our second night. The next morning, we drove 1 hour to the Grand Canyon, and then another 3.5 hours back to Phoenix. The last day, we explored local Phoenix and Scottsdale hikes, shops, and eateries.
Okay, short post today. If you watched our Instagram story the other day, you saw us scratch another state off our favorite little map. We recieved many messages asking where we found this map. We blogged about it months ago in this post about our previous kitchen, but thought we would share a quick link today. Click below.
Michigan winter can really be difficult to endure. It’s cloudy, bitter cold, and hard to leave the house… though if you are most people, you have to leave the house multiple times per day. (Especially Hannah and I’s several hundred trips to Lowe’s and Home Depot this Fall/Winter.) After two weeks straight of negative wind chills and single digit temperatures, I told Hannah it was time for a weekend getaway to sunny skies and beach time. Cue….NAPLES, FLORIDA.