Dailies | Pool Day and Off to Hawaii We Go!

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Dailies posts are our personal update posts.  Photos in this category are our casual snapshots from our cell phone and are marked by rounded corners.   This is going to be a mega catch-up of a Dailies post.  So, let’s get into a time machine and rewind to about 3 weeks ago!  Phew!  Jasper is still making…

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Dailies | Memorial Day Weekend and Our 10th Anniversary!

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Memorial Day weekend was busy busy busy!  On Saturday we went to my parents’ house for lunch with my family.  There was pulled pork barbecue, baked beans, corn, potato salad, roasted broccoli and carrots, cole slaw, and more! For dessert there was banana pudding and strawberry cheesecake.  I typically loathe bananas but I always make…

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Knoxville International Biscuit Festival 2015

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It’s May, and that means the return of one of my very favorite local food events – Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival!  Started in 2009 by a group of biscuit lovers, the celebration has grown exponentially into a nationally recognized food festival.  The entirety of the festival takes place over the course of 3 days and includes food…

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Dailies | A Week of Firsts, Mother’s Day Zoo Trip, and Milestones

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It’s been an eventful week for the little man.  Cinco de Mayo brought two gifts for Jasper – his fourth Imagination Library book and his very first case of the sniffles.  Our first bout with baby sickness taught us something new about being parents.  If the baby is sick, we’re gonna get sick.  There’s just…

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Dailies | Corgi Birthday, Farmers’ Market, and Lazy Mornings

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Last week on April 28th our sweet Dewey turned 5 years old!  I can’t believe that he’s been with us for 5 whole years – I still clearly remember the day we brought him home.  We were so excited to add a second corgi to our family!  We always have some sort of little celebration…

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Chocolatefest Knoxville 2015

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Chocolatefest Knoxville was an annual event for about 25 years.  It took a leave of absence and returned again in 2014.  A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits Ronald McDonald house and organizer Jennifer Johnsey hopes to continue to grow and improve the event.  We love attending local events that take place in our…

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My New Normal | Life After Baby

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Before, my mornings began by waking up from a full night’s rest with a quiet house, a mug of coffee, and the Today show.  My only tasks before heading up to the office were getting myself showered, dressed, fed, and caffeinated..  Now my mornings begin by waking up after a varied amount of sleep, picking up…

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