A peek at our Fourth of July break


Our Fourth of July weekend was a whirlwind of travel and food. Looking back, it’s almost impossible to recount all the stuff we did! The main event was our two night trip to Table Rock Lake near the Arkansas border to stay at our friend’s lake house with a slew of our other friends. We […]

Meeting Ree Drummond – Pioneer Woman Book Signing (St. Louis Edition)


I’ve been squealing online for weeks about the Pioneer Woman book signing that happened in St. Louis over the weekend. I’m not a crazed PW fan or anything, but when your freelance and grad school ambitions keep you from getting out much (read: keep you from getting out at all), you tend to get excited […]

In a Fit of Nostalgia Today…


I’m having one of those weepy nostalgic days. Neil got a new job. Not in one of our dream cities yet, but nonetheless an upgrade and a better opportunity than his current job affords at a price that makes the economy and all its stresses a little easier to breathe in. I’m grateful. In the […]

Our Healthified Thanksgiving Feasties


We had an incredible Thanksgiving down in Springfield with Neil’s family. Three wonderful days in the country with little connection to the outside world. Even though we are active bloggers, we value the precious little time we get off  and really took the holiday as a time-out for ourselves. We made no new blog posts, […]

First Blogging Conference in the Bag: Show Me the Blog St. Louis


Above: The homemade business cards I threw together right before the event. I was finally able to attend my first blogging conference, Show Me the Blog, in St. Louis this past weekend. I won a free ticket via Kate at Capturing Como, an amazing local blog that covers the happenings of Columbia outside Mizzou. I […]

Oh the Fair!


A few of our fair photos from 2007 The Minnesota State Fair starts today. It’s the best fair in the nation, and more than just Minnesotans think so. Although we don’t eat a lot of junk food, I have a weakness for cheese curds and homemade chocolate chip cookies, while I’m pretty sure Neil would […]



I’ve totally neglected writing up the rest of our trip in Montana. Life since has been insane and I feel like I’ve been swept off my feet and am truly just along for the ride. Looking at the pictures though, I still can’t believe we were at Glacier, and how used to the surroundings you […]

Some Clive Love


Neil’s cousin Austin took some amazingly cute shots of Clive last weekend during our Lake Trip. Clive is such a Boston and truly an “American Gentleman.”

A Mini-Break at the Lake


I know we’re still in the middle of recapping our Montana trip, but we spent some time at a friend’s lake house this weekend and I thought I’d interlude with a few pics so that two weeks from now I’m not just getting around to it. Oh the woes of so many things to do […]

Our Montana Trip, Day 2


I can’t think of a better way to nurse the jet lag of a crazy 24-hour road trip than a slow breakfast morning. Slow breakfast mornings are the best, and even better when you’re camping. The temperatures were cool, the sun was shining, and it was nice to cuddle up in chairs and take our […]