Turkish Vacation: Antalya

Turkish Vacation: Antalya


As many of you know Ryan and I spent a week in Turkey at the beginning of October. Thanks to the Muslim Holiday Eid Al Adha which provided a week long vacation, Ryan and I were able to venture off to Antalya and Istanbul for a week. For those of you that may not know, Eid Al Adha is the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice in which Muslims celebrate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael before God, which we also recognize in the Bible. Continue reading “Turkish Vacation: Antalya”



I have spent a lot of time reflecting and I’ve realized how gracious God has been to us. Never did I think that we would be traveling the world and taking in some of life’s greatest experiences.

Today, I thought back to our flight  to Greece and as I scrolled though the music albums on the screen of the seat in front of me, to my surprise I came across Johnnyswim’s new album, Diamonds, which I have been dying to hear. Some of you may know this already, but I love Johnnyswim and Ryan and my first dance as husband and wife was their song, “Paris in June.” Abner and Amanda make some of the most amazing and sweetest music and I find myself getting lost in the lyrics everytime I listen to them. If you haven’t heard of them check them out.

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When In Qatar…


I have decided and rightfully so that while in Qatar, the best place for me to be in a car is in the backseat. This is not the place for passive drivers, nor road rage, and if you have never had anxiety while driving you will soon develop it. Think Miami driving…x 20! I’m pretty sure that I have gotten in the habit of holding my breath and hoping for the best. Not to mention the endless amounts of construction throughout the city. Maybe my anxiety was fueled from my time served as a claims adjuster. On the bright side there are a number of taxis or you can hire a driver for a reasonable price. Continue reading “When In Qatar…”

Honeymooning in Santorini

Our last few days have been filled with wandering the streets of Fira, visiting Franco’s: a bar over looking the water that plays Classical Music and encourages you to disconnect with the world of social media, riding an ATV to Oia and many of the volcanic sand beaches of Santorini, and taking in how beautiful life is.

Tomorrow we’re off to our new home of Doha, Qatar, but for now we’ll enjoy the beautiful sunset from our last night in Greece. Cheers to love and enjoying what God and life have given you!182321_orig Continue reading “Honeymooning in Santorini”