Lake Lure 2016

Growing up, my grandparents and great-grandparents lived in the mountains of NC and every Christmas my family would make the trek up there to spend some time with them. After my great-grandparents passed away, my grandparents moved to SC to be closer to family and the trips, obviously, stopped.

So this year, my dad decided that he wanted to start the tradition afresh and take a few days to head back to the mountains, to end our year with some quality family time and start the new year off rejuvenated.

Even though we weren’t back at my grandparents’, we rented a lake house on Lake Lure and headed up on Christmas day with most of my siblings, my parents, and my grandparents. We had such a great time and look forward to going back next year!

Lake Lure

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Booking our Babymoon

Pretty much from the moment I found out I was pregnant, I started thinking about a babymoon for Cory and myself. While we have traveled to Rwanda, it’s been almost two years since we’ve taken an actual vacation. To say that I’m ready for some time away with my sweet boy would be an understatement. We need some time to unwind, relax and just enjoy each other before we welcome our sweet little girl into this world.



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Show and Tell Tuesday | Mission Trips

show and tell

It’s show and tell Tuesday and today I am linking up with Andrea and talking about mission trips. I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’m jumping in on this one since I just returned from my second international mission trip.

Y’all know I just love talking about Rwanda!


Since I’ve been recapping our trip, I won’t rewrite all the details (there’s a lot) but you can catch up below. I will say that we are so, so blessed to be able to serve the people of Rwanda. Every year, I leave a piece of my heart there!


And who knows? Maybe one day Rwanda will be our home :).

Getting There, Days 1 & 2
Days 3 & 4
Days 5 & 6
Days 7 & 8
A Glimpse Into Our Trip