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Fall Bucket List

Its Fall! This is my favorite season of the year.  Cooler weather, long sleeves, sweaters, pumpkin patches, etc. I LOVE IT ALL. I thought it would be fun to put together a fun fall bucket list for some of the things I hope to experience these next couple of months. 

Attend a Football Game
This year, getting into football is a little harder because the Vols are not doing so well. 
I am not sure if we will make it to Knoxville for a game, or if I will try to catch a game at ETSU.  

 Cook Homemade Soup
I have really been eager lately to cook some homemade soup. 
I have been researching new recipes, and can't wait to try a few out. 

Getaway Trip to the Mountains
I am so lucky that I get to live in one of the most beautiful areas of this country. 
East Tennessee is filled with so much fall beauty, and I would love to get away to the Great Smokey Mountains this October/November. 

Bake an Apple Pie
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this apple pie recipe!!  I cannot wait to make it. 
Southern Living Recipe: Click Here

Go to a Pumpkin Patch and Get a Pumpkin
I've always wanted to go to a pumpkin patch and get a pumpkin, and finally found a place in our hometown where you can pick a pumpkin off the vine. 

Explore a Corn Maze
Its been years since I've scrolled through a corn maze. 
There are a few options in my hometown, but still doing a little research to find the best one.

Watch all the Fall Movies on Hallmark  
I absolutely love Hallmark Movies, and the fall ones are great.
Bring on Saturday Night Movie Night.

Do a November Thankful Challenge
I haven't done this challenge in a couple of years, but its always one of my favorite things to do.  I will be sharing what I am Thankful For each day on Instagram and Facebook

Hike at Steele's Creek or Ride the Creeper Trail
I really want to get outside this fall, and hoping to either hike at a local park or hit a biking trail. 

But, most importantly:
I just want to soak up life in this season.  December and the holidays will be here before we know it, and I just want to enjoy today and all that it has in store for me.

Have a happy Fall,


What a Summer

Somehow summer flew by faster than I ever expected.  The days were filled with lots of time spent with family, catching up with some of my favorite friends, lots of work projects, and so much more.  Below is a short photo recap of the past two months. 

 At the first of August we welcomed these two sweet kittens into our home. 
Meet Lili Cane and Isabel "Izzy" Cane Davis
Cane = Hurricane 

 We got to spend a lot of time with this cutie!!
I cannot believe she is almost 10 months old.   

In early September we headed to the United Kingdom for a work trip. 
Here is a pic of Kennington Palace I took from the gardens

 Couldn't resist taking a few fun pictures at Buckingham Palace 

And, this one with the Royal Family! 

 My travel partners!  We had a blast!

I had one day "off" and headed on a Downton Abbey Tour, which was amazing. 

 We spent a day doing media interviews in London before heading north. 

Next we headed to Lutterworth for a music festival called The Long Road. 

 Made it back to town a few days before Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunon. 
The crowds were AMAZING!!
Definitely my favorite festival since I've been home. 
Photo: Loch and Key

This pic was taken late Sunday night, after the event was over. 

 I love being back home with these two sweeties. 

And, of course, I love being home to spend time with this cutie too. 

Its been an awesome summer, and I am really looking forward to fall.  My calendar is not as full, and I just want to soak up lots of time at home with my family and closest friends. 


A little life update

Summer days are the best, aren't they?  Life moves a little slower, we find time to be outside and visit with close family and friends.  The hot sunshine brings lots of time in the pool, and cookouts bring on more food than we can eat.  

This summer is no exception.  These past few weeks have been so sweet. I've been spending a lot of extra time with friends and family, and life is just really good right now.  

Here are are few things that have been filling my days.

 We celebrated Matt's 40th and had many of our close friends and family join us for a fun
"Chesseburger and Paradise" Party!

A few days a week, I am listening to motivation/meditations 
and this one is by far one of my favorites.  
If you have a minute go listen:

I have gotten the opportunity to spend alots of time with this little bit.  
She brings so much joy, love, and energy to our family. 
Love her so much!! 

On Friday, several of my Leadership Kingsport friends got together to attend a fun event.  
 It was so great to see everyone!!

Love these two!  Some of the smartest and hard working people I know! 

Who knew that two years ago, when we sat down next to each other at a Leadership retreat we would become such close friends. 

I've also had the chance to spend some time with my close friends Tiffany and Ryana lately, but alas  I took no photos.  LOL!!!  

Hope your having a great summer.  Here's to the next six weeks!!

Happy Anniversary

Twenty two years ago today I went on my last first date, and 11 years ago today I said "I Do" to my amazing husband.  I have truly enjoyed being married to my best friend, and I love the life we have together.  I am not sure what I did to get so lucky, but I am honored to be Matt's wife.

These past 11 years have been amazing, with lots of highs and few lows mixed in. Here are a few pictures of the best day of my life.

My childhood church. 

 I wrote personal letters to everyone who attended the wedding. 

Our Wedding Program

 Our getaway car!




I loved having this harpist at our wedding.   

We did it!! 

Wedding Party 

My parents, love them so much.  



Love these flowers. 
Ms. Ruth who was 90+ years old did all the flowers for my wedding.  Simply stunning.

 We had nine (9) cakes at our wedding, and Matt made sure to get some!!

 We didn't throw a garter or a boutique, we told the legend of the cupcake 

 Dancing the Night Away 

We are married!!  
June 29, 2007

Here is to everything life has ahead for us!!  Love you babe!! 


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