Welcome to my Vlog!

In recent months, I’ve found myself craving a different creative outlet, and so I’ve decided to branch out with a new medium – videography. This is something brand new to me, so I hope that the quality of these vlog posts will improve over time. My first movies were shot exclusively with my cell phone and edited with inexpensive software. But even on this level, there’s something about capturing the subtleties of movement and enhancing the images with music that I find completely magical.

This new venture triggered my desire to relaunch my website with the goal of documenting and sharing aspects of both my personal and professional life, and I'm happy you've stopped by to enjoy the ride!

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

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: DeLand, Fall, Family, Holidays, Parks & Nature, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | August 20th, 2016|Categories: Family, Parks & Nature, Summer, Theme Parks, Vlog|2 Comments

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

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Friends, Summer, Theme Parks, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: DeLand, Family, Holidays, Parks & Nature, Summer, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Family, Summer, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Family, Summer, Theme Parks, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Family, Theme Parks, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Friends, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Family, Parks & Nature, Vacation, Vlog|0 Comments


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

By | April 30th, 2016|Categories: DeLand, Family, Vlog|0 Comments

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

By | April 24th, 2016|Categories: Family, Parks & Nature, Summer, Vlog|0 Comments

Grayson Chat

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

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: Family, Vlog|0 Comments

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.

By | March 13th, 2016|Categories: Family, Vlog|0 Comments

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.

By | March 6th, 2016|Categories: DeLand, Family, Vlog|0 Comments

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.

By | February 28th, 2016|Categories: Family, Parks & Nature, Vlog|0 Comments