Category Archives: South

Beach Therapy

A little beach therapy!

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Not every day is like this but there are a few!

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Even if the picture isn’t perfect you get the idea!  Our life is blessed.

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Savannah Views

Here are some very random photos from a recent weekend in Savannah, Georgia.  Our first visit but we will certainly be back!

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Fun in Apalachicola

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Who knew Santa would arrive in Apalachicola the day after Thanksgiving on a shrimp boat?

We thought going over to Apalachicola the day after Thanksgiving would be a nice way to spend a quiet afternoon.  Little did we know we’d be joined by thousands of others!  It turned out to be a great opportunity to browse some old book stores, look at some nautical items, wander down streets we don’t normally see, eat some great seafood, browse some art stores and eat some incredible desserts and drink some craft beer!

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Random Thoughts 11/30

Random thoughts that have consumed me this week:

1. Thankful for a wife who keeps me grounded!

2. Don’t know why I continue to be surprised at God’s timing.  It’s always perfect. Even when I don’t understand it.

3. Amazed that 3 years ago we dreamed of living at Mexico Beach and today it’s a reality.

4. I like listening to The Dixie Chicks. And Fine Young Cannibals.

5. We moved into our new place and still have 3 large storage units of stuff!

6. Glad there are moving companies to haul our stuff up to the third floor – no elevators.

7. When your expectations of your favorite athletic teams aren’t high, you don’t experience frustration when they lose.

8. I miss the homeless friends we fed and hung out with in Hernando. Need to find a way to plug-in here.

9. Grateful for friends willing to take a chance on me employment wise! Will be forever thankful.

10. Excited for one of our biggest opportunities at City Church Tallahassee – Christmas at the Moon!  People will come to this nightclub with their friends when they would never go to church with them.

11. Curious to see how far All Tide Up will go!

12. Encouraged by leaders I’m around every day – people who truely care about other people!

13. Life in the South is just funny sometimes!  People, things, food – all of it – but I don’t know what I would trade it for!

14. The idea of spending less and giving more. And not just giving what’s left over.

 

 


October Evenings

Here are a few pictures of how we’ve been spending our evenings since arriving in Mexico Beach, Florida!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our life is blessed!


Some of Our Favorites

Here are a few more photos from one of our favorite places  – Mexico Beach, Florida:

 

I don’t know that we would ever get tired of these types of evening views!


Another Southern Football Saturday

Just a fun post about Saturday!

I love football traditions in the South.  Most of them involve tailgate parties with lots of good food and lots of various beverages.  Lots of music and a time to meet new friends.  Yesterday was no exception.  It was Parents Weekend at Florida State – and even though we go every weekend – we were excited to participate.

Our son Ethan decided to participate in Fall Rush this year and he is currently a pledge with Kappa Sigma fraternity.  It was a fun time Saturday morning meeting his pledge brothers as well as current Kappa Sigs.  Live music on the deck accompinied by random introductions to other parents made the morning seem to fly by.  Our daughter Meghan was in Phi Mu sorrority at Florida State and we participated in a few parents weekend brunchs with her over the years as well.  Fraternities pregame differently than sorrorities!

It’s always a good time before a football game.  People are just generally in good moods!  And it always is a plus when your team wins as FSU beat North Carolina State 34-0!

Earlier in the week a fraternity brother of mine from Auburn University randomly asked me if I was going to the AU/Ol Miss game over the weekend.  I only recently reconnected with this former roommate so I was kinda of suprised at the question.  Come to find out, several of our fraternity brothers were gathering in Auburn this weekend, had hired a band for Friday night and were just wanting to reconnect with as many as possible.  This is the kind of thing that makes football in the South special.  I don’t know if they would have done that for an Auburn baseball game!  It was fun to watch Auburn win – although my view was from my living room.

Until you experience a college football weekend in the South, you have never really experienced football!  People love their teams and get passionate about them!

I like to see people express their passions!  That’s what makes good things better!