The Corn Maze at Heritage Farms in DeLand

For the past few years, our family has made a tradition of celebrating the start of October by visiting a corn maze. We usually drive down to Long and Scott Farms down in Zellwood, but we

Weeki Wachee Springs

Ever since Katie's first year of preschool, we've made a tradition of celebrating the end of summer with a special family outing. This year, Katie begged us to drive out to Weeki Wachee to see

Girls Weekend at Epcot

I have been blessed with a tight knit group of fun loving-friends, and for the past seven years we've planned a girl's weekend as summer draws to a close. School vacations can be a challenge when you're

July 4th Weekend

The 4th of July fell on a three day weekend this year, which I loved because it meant three full days of celebrating instead of trying to crowd everything into one. We decorated a wagon

A Visit to the Orlando Science Center

Several times a year, my parents like to collect all the grandkids and take them for a few days of organized fun. During this most recent reunion, I was excited to crash their visit to the Orlando

A Week of Celebrations

These past few days have been filled with roller coasters, of both the literal and emotional variety. My babies are growing up, and as such, we spend much of this time of year celebrating the

Wandering the Wizarding World

Ever since Katie read the Harry Potter series last year, she has been BEGGING us to take her to the Wizarding World at nearby Universal Studios. So you could imagine her excitement when, on

Girl’s Night Out

If there's one thing my girlfriends love, it's an excuse to dress up. So the stars aligned when the DeLand Junior Service League threw a 1940's themed Pinups and Patriots event on the same week

Our Williamsburg Vacation

It had been more than 3 years since we last took off on a real vacation. Between my bedrest pregnancy with Grayson, juggling life with a new baby, then saving up for and purchasing


Our weekends get crazy busy these days, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. This Saturday we stopped downtown for some breakfast before we met Josh out at Lake Beresford for DeLand's annual "Anything That

Disappearing Island

Just off the coast of Ponce Inlet, Florida, lies is a small island that comes and goes with the tide. It is a Mecca for local boaters who come to relax and play every weekend. We hitched

Grayson Chat

I know he won't stay little forever, but at least I can freeze this video in time.

Josh’s Birthday

It was Josh's birthday, so we made a cake. And then we ate the cake. And then we ate another cake.

DeLand Bike Rally 2016

Each year, Downtown DeLand welcomes thousands of bikers who roll into town from nearby Daytona's Bike Week. And I rarely turn down an opportunity to put a doo rag on a toddler and parade him downtown.

Hontoon Island

Where DeLand meets the St. John River lies Hontoon Island State Park. Accessible by a courtesy ferry, the park is a wonderful (and free!) way to spend a morning communing with nature.