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Hello one and all from the Golden State! Originally from Ohio (and Indiana for college), my husband, DJ, and I moved this past summer (2016) to northern California. I married this high school sweetheart of mine in August 2015. This past year has been the absolute best year of our lives (I think he would agree?!). I feel like I will lose the intricate details of every beautiful, knock-the-breath-out-of-you, perspective-changing experience if I do not write them all down. Hence these experiences have inspired me to use this blog as an outlet to articulate the joys of life, record our adventures, and update our friends and family (mainly our moms, let’s be real) from home on our lives.

A little more about who I am:

  • Lover of all things adventure, travel, and red wine
  • Sushi is my ride or die
  • Maker of the worst jokes in all the land 
  • Planner by nature, but I’m spontaneously spontaneous
  • Nurse and aspiring nurse practitioner
  • Lover of running, but apparently I also love the ground. If I survive a long run without falling it’s a good day
  • Friends and family make my world go round
  • I am twenty-three year old flawed human being who rests on God’s grace. I love Jesus and all people. I believe in His love and loving one another above all else, no matter what.

Welcome to our adventure…


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    1. Thank you for checking it out! A compliment from a true writer means a lot. We always talk about how much fun we had with you both and are ALWAYS up for another night out with you guys! If you ever find yourself around here please let us know! Thanks for the encouragement 🙂


  1. Hi Mack! What a sweet sharing, and I love the focus of your blog. We have a number of things in common, like running, love of ice cream 💜 , and a trip across the country. So nice to meet you, and looking forward to getting to know you. Blessings your way, Debbie

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  2. That would be my 11 year old! 🙂 I used the term for her. And thanks! I wish you all the best. Watch out for the little things that build up over time. Don’t let them build up! All the best! I’ll follow along your life! 🙂


  3. Hi Mack, great to find you. We share a love of the good things in life – dark chocolate and red wine … amongst other things. Happy journeys and keep smiling. Cheers from Australia xo

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  4. Your blog would have been mine 40 years ago – my husband and I made the same journey but without the benefit of the internet. Thanks for following my blog and there is a shout-out to yours in a post on mine later today.

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  5. Hi Mack,
    What a wonderful introduction and view of the world. You and your husband look not only beautiful together but happiness defined. The best of luck on your new adventures. Moving is always a bit stressful but can also be incredibly rewarding as you meet news friends, explore the world, and grow together. From a one retired nurse to you – I’m sure you will be a wonderful nurse. Thank you for following and welcome to the fence jumpers. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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    1. Thank you, Sheila, for the kind words! So far this move has been one of the greatest adventures of my life. I am beyond words thankful for this chapter of life. And your encouragement means the world. Fingers crossed as I take my exam in just a few weeks 🙂 Have a lovely week!

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  6. Nice to meet another pescatarian who loves Jesus. (: I also married my high school sweetheart, but it was after 39 years of no contact! Thanks for the follow. Congrats on the nursing degree!

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  7. Just stumbled upon your blog and I already love it! I study in the Bay Area, so it’s awesome finding another blogger from Northern California 🙂 Also, I love how your spontaneously spontaneous haha

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    1. WHAT?! You are from this area too?! Girl, we are so meeting up. It’s inevitable…. Just letting you know now 😉 Thanks for stopping by and I cannot wait to check out your’s as well ❤ I hope you are having a truly wonderful week!


  8. Hey there! Pleasure to meet you! Love the blog so far–where did you go in Indiana? I graduated from Indiana University!!! Crazy how small the world is!

    Thanks for following me as well, and I seriously think your blog is awesome! 🙂

    PS: The move from the Midwest to Cali….man, you two are blessed haha.

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    1. Hey!!!! It is truly such a small world we live in- crazy! We graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. Thank you also for the kind words. For California- not sure we will be able to stay here forever, but we are certainly enjoying the sunshine while we can!! Have a great week, and thank you for stopping by!

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  9. Wish you all the best for your future. Beware there are some obstacles. But definitely be always like this, happy, spontaneous and full of optimism for your future life. It works.

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  10. Hello, this is a fun blog. I like the energy and bounce you put into your travelling and posts. You look like a lovely couple, so all the best and thanks for following mine: I’ll be dropping in here too 🙂

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    1. So nice to meet you too, Ceayr! Sorry to just be getting back to you! Been a bit busy. Thank YOU so much for the good wishes- I should have some big updates within the next couple days! Thank you for stopping by!


  11. Beautiful blog! I love your spirit & zest for life. I found your blog via Debbie’s forgiving fridays. And I am grateful for that! Especially since I teach psychology in the BScN nursing program at a college in Canada. You are an inspiration to my students! And for me too. 😊

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    1. Oh my goodness! WOW! I cannot tell you how much this comment made my day. These words mean the WORLD. I appreciate you taking the time to read and stop by, Dr. Dinardo! And anyone that is a friend of Debbie’s is certainly a friend of mine ❤ Thank you for all you do and your contribution to education and forming healthcare professionals. I look forward to checking out your blog and following along as well. I hope you have had a beautiful start to the new year!

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