UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

Welcome to one of the most beautiful little gardens in London!  The remains of St. Dunstan-in-the-East are tucked away not too far from The Tower of London, and they’re well worth the walk. St. Dunstan-in-the-East was built around 1100 (1100, you guys!) and went through several changes over the years.  The Great Fire of London in 1666 caused great damage to the church, but it was patched up.  A few years later Sir Christoper Wren designed a new tower and…

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Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Welcome to OutAndBack!  I totally forgot to post my second update to my Springtime Adventure List, and now it’s time for the final update since summer begins today.  Whoopsie!  Let’s see how I did!  (If you like to start at the beginning you can see my original list HERE and my first update HERE.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in…

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UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

One of the most exciting things on my Springtime Adventure List was a trip to England and Scotland!  Now that we’re back home and have nearly conquered the jet lag, I’m excited to start sharing parts of our trip with you guys.  First:  The Bookish Things!  *insert happy squeal of joy here!*   London is one of my favorite places on earth!  I really do love this city.  In all of our visits there when we lived in England, I…

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Currently – May 2019

Currently – May 2019

This month’s CURRENTLY prompts are:  admiring, playing, borrowing, remembering, and finishing.  Right now I am CURRENTLY… admiring:  all things green!  Gene and I went camping last weekend, and I just could NOT get over all the lush greenness everywhere!  I mean, LOOK at this!   And these green sneakers too!  I’ve been admiring them for weeks now!     playing:  The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila.  As I told you guys earlier, we saw Lea in…

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Springtime Adventure List – Update 1

Springtime Adventure List – Update 1

It’s time to check in and see how I’m doing on my Springtime Adventure List.  (HERE is my original post and thoughts on each item on the list.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in concert.  Done!  We saw Casting Crowns at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida and had a GREAT time!  Daily’s Place is a fairly new venue.  It’s a…

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Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

All of these things are rocking my world right now, and I can’t wait to tell you about them! Did you know Steven Curtis Chapman has a BLUEGRASS album?!?  And it’s GOOD!  I’ve played it on repeat this week.  Some of the tracks are his earlier works that he’s spun in a bluegrass direction.  Some are old hymns.  Check out the new ending to “Cinderella!”  (Makes my heart so happy!)  My faves:  “My Redeemer Is Faithful and True” and “How…

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Currently – April 2019

Currently – April 2019

Each month I link up with Anne’s Currently challenge.  She provides five prompts, and participants share what they’re currently doing relative to those prompts.  I enjoy writing these, and I hope you enjoy reading them!  It’s fun to see how everyone interprets the prompts and replies to them. This month’s prompts are experiencing, appreciating, wish listing, posting, and considering.  I am CURRENTLY… experiencing spring in Georgia, both the good and the bad of it!  There’s nothing like all the shades…

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Mystery Trip

Mystery Trip

Over the years my parents have enjoyed group travel with a local company.  They’ve traveled to some amazing places!  Sometimes the company offers mystery trips.  Passengers sign up for these trips not knowing where they’re going or what they’ll be doing when they get there.  My intrepid parents have enjoyed a few of those trips! A few weeks ago my husband and I asked Mama and Daddy if they’d like take a mystery trip with US!  They were quick to…

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Springtime Adventure List – 2019

Springtime Adventure List – 2019

It’s springtime!  Hooray for a new season and new leaves and new adventures!  I’m taking a cue from my friend and fellow blogger Leslie and am making a list of things I want to do this season.  Here we go! ♦ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Already done!  We took my parents on a mystery trip last weekend!  They agreed to let us set the whole trip up without knowing where we were going or what we were…

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Currently – March 2019

Currently – March 2019

I’m linking up with Anne of In Residence again this month for Currently.  This month’s prompts are scheming, reading, buying, making, and accomplishing.  Here we go! I am CURRENTLY… scheming: okay, planning (because that word makes me happier!) a mystery trip for my parents!  In the past they’ve taken mystery trips with Excursion Tours and really enjoyed them.  Since I love to plan trips and they like to TAKE trips, I’m planning a mystery trip for them/us.  I am SO…

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