Glamping in Richmond

Parish bought tickets to the 15th Ringo Starr and His All Star Band months ago. The event was postponed to September 20, 2022 due to band members’ testing positive for COVID-19. After a long wait, the time finally came for us to jam to our favorite songs. We decided to stay in Richmond near the…

Music, Food, and B&B: Explore Richmond

Check in was at 3:00 so we decided to go out for lunch in Richmond, VA. We had not been to Bottom’s Up Pizza in years so we decided to go there for a yummy lunch. Their pizza never disappoints. I believe it’s their crust that makes the difference. It seems buttery with savory seasonings….

God Provides

Life. Breath. The moment you enter this world, your first breath and cry announces your existence from womb to world. You are here. Death. Final breath. The moment you leave this world you exhale, and, in a final moment, you are announced to your eternal Hope-face to face with Jesus. We are not privy to…

Edges

One of my favorite scenes in Shrek is when the donkey says, “I’m a donkey on the edge!” He had taken all that he could take and finally exploded on Shrek. My husband and I read a morning prayer from Every Moment Holy by McKelvey. The responsive reading asked us to consider allowing the day…

Highland Retreat Get-a-way

I took a personal spiritual retreat in May of this year to Highland Retreat. I had such a wonderful experience, I decided to visit again with my husband in August. We stayed August 9 – 12. Check in was 6:00 p.m. on August 9 with a later checkout on August 12 at 2:00. Because our…

One year ago

One year ago today my youngest came home. She was in a recovery residential place called Veritas Collaborative to heal and restore. One year ago, she was fighting for her life and now, today, she is full of life and hope for her future. She decided to celebrate by meal planning, shopping for groceries, and…

Heart of Carytown Get-a-way

We decided to try something a little different this year for Victoria’s birthday! Here is the itinerary if you would like to play in Richmond, VA. I would recommend this for families, couples, friends, or a private get-a-way. Where we stayed: Heart of Carytown Beautiful 2 bedroom Apartment above Bev’s Ice-cream The owner will work…

Local Fun, Low Cost

Parish and I love walking trails. We will get into a rhythm of selecting a trail and making it a destination. Recently, we selected Walnut Creek Park. This park has many amenities that you can check out on their website including a golf course, swimming, and shelters to rent. We selected The Blue Wheel Trail….

Look around, look around

You’ve done this if you have Facebook. You get the notification “you have memories”. Some days it can be a long scrolling memory lane and other times just a few. This morning was my youngest singing, That Would Be Enough from Hamilton. Some days we scroll and move on, and other days we are filled…

Stay Curious and Hopeful

“Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty. It wasn’t always a choice; we were born curious. But over time, we learn that curiosity, like vulnerability, can lead to hurt. As a result, we turn to self-protecting—choosing certainty over curiosity, armor over vulnerability, and knowing over…