Sometimes Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

As I sit here rereading my daily notecards, I’m being reminded of what life was like two years ago. The fears, concerns, and worry I was experiencing. Not knowing just how this journey was going to affect me. Would I survive the surgery? Probably, even though that is always a fear going into any major surgery. Would it be cancer? What kind of battle lay ahead if it was? Was I strong enough to fight it? Would I survive it? Those were all unknowns. Unknowns I had to sit with for many months. If it wasn’t cancer, how would I heal? How would life change afterwards? Even though this was the best scenario, there were still so many unknowns. I was petrified. I was scared to my very core.img_20161125_122125

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Children and Their Joy for Life

Sitting here in an all too familiar place watching my little 6 year old in his “big boy” gymnastics class has me contemplating life. By now you’re wondering what kind of gymnastics class this is to offer such insight, right?? I promise the class isn’t as intense as it sounds and neither is the gym. But back to why I started writing to begin with. Have you sat back and really observed a child? Really watched their behavior, their excitement, their joy for…well… everything? If not, I highly recommend unplugging completely for a bit and truly taking it in.my-new-video-project1

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Blue Angels Air Show, Pensacola Lighthouse, n’ Freedom

There’s no better way to celebrate Veteran’s Day than watching the Blue Angels Air Show, touring the Pensacola lighthouse, and celebrating America’s freedom!! We’ve been to Pensacola several times, but have never seen the Blue Angels fly or toured the lighthouse on base, so we figured this would be the perfect opportunity! Thank you to all those who have served, fought for, and protected our freedom! We hope you enjoy this video, and don’t forget to comment and like!

Have you seen the Blue Angels fly? If so, where? What is your favorite part about an air show?

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Chattahoochee Nature Center

On our Georgia trip, we made sure to head over to the Chattahoochee Nature Centernter in Roswell, GA. I had been when I was younger, but didn’t know much about it recently. Boy did it change! I was super impressed with everything they had to offer and we weren’t even able to go on a themed day. They have themed days relating back to the time of year or addressing specific topics, which is great for those looking for some bonus add-ons to your curriculum! I highly recommend stopping by if you’re local or in the area traveling! We really enjoyed this as a field trip because it pairs nature with education, which I love!

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

It’s been a VERY long time since I have been to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve in Georgia, which is exactly why I decided to make the trip over there. Between hiking, exploring the historic village buildings, checking out the old mill and mine locations, and learning about the animal exhibits, one could definitely spend a great afternoon or entire day here! Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, and the camps they offer seem really interesting! If you’re in Georgia, this would be a great day trip! Check out our video below and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for all our videos! 🙂

Sawnee Mountain Hike

While on our Georgia trip, we headed over to Sawnee a few times to meet up with my mom for a mid-day hike. Being in Florida, we rarely see mountains, so we loved hiking this one while we were in town! We really enjoyed exploring the mountain and seeing most of North Georgia from the Indian Seats. We never had time to park across the street in the new parking lot, but that trail is supposedly even longer. That would be a great option for those looking for a longer distance. I also want to mention that there’s a small playground near the parking lot, which is a nice bonus for those with kids! Here’s a video from our time at Sawnee! We hope you enjoy!

 

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