Surviving New Orleans: Day Two

Val here! First of all, I’d like to point out that on this day six years ago, we were getting married and the rain held off until the photographer snapped our last photo. We had no such luck today … We woke up to a very rainy Dallas, but it didn’t deter us from going […]

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Seven

     Today started with a plan to get up at 5 a.m. to see the sunrise on the beach. This is how this scenario actually went:      *Valeri (me) wakes Matthew at 5 a.m.*     *Matthew whines*     “Nooooo. I don’t want to.”     *Valeri rolls her eyes and starts to get up*     *She looks outside and sees […]

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Six

     Hello, everyone! Matthew here, reporting from the Outer Banks. Today is day six of our North Carolina adventure, and what a day it was! I’ll give you a rundown.      We started the morning by heading to Coquina Beach for some family photos – which is generally not one of my favorite […]

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Five

     Good morning, readers. Valeri here.      Wow am I tired.     I’m not sure whether it’s due to our Washington, D.C., trip, the kayaking we did this morning or if it’s just the heat getting to me, but I am ready for a week of nothing but sleep.      As I mentioned, one of the culprits of […]

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Three

     Valeri here.      First things first, Matthew and I have managed to not turn into lobsters our first full day. #Winning     We are still just as pale as when we left Missouri … just in case you were wondering. The SPF70 we used may have helped.      Okay, on to the day.     We woke up […]

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day One

     Okay, where to start?      Well, let’s start with the fact that this is my second attempt at this post. Also, this is Val.      I was typing away while Matthew was driving, then something went wrong and here I am back to a blank page. I apologize in advance … my quick wit […]