Hello and welcome! My name is Mackenzie, and I began blogging when my husband, DJ, and I moved to California from the midwest in 2016. Initially, I began this blog to keep family updated back home on our happenings and to record our memories. But blogging turned out to be much more than I ever anticipated; it is home to a community where I have grown, learned from people from all walks of life, been inspired by many and cultivated friendships. I thank you for stopping by- however you stumbled upon this page. Around here you can expect the occasional recap of our Austin adventures since moving here in the summer of 2019, some restaurant recaps, recipe ideas, travels, and reflective convos about life. Christ is the center of my life. I am a registered nurse, but currently back in grad school to become a family nurse practitioner. Please never hesitate to leave to a comment or reach out by e-mail on my contact page.