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Reflections from the Outer Banks

Hey! Whew has it been a bit of time since I last blogged. Jimmy and I were busy with his dad’s wedding, then we packed up and took a trip to the Outer Banks! A much needed trip.

We were excited to get away one last time before we (Lord Willing!) become parents, but I don’t think we realized how much we needed to get away until we were there. A week of uninterrupted time together with none of our usual responsibilities was pure bliss and I cherished every second of it.

Young couple smiling selfie in pool

We rented a house in Kitty Hawk, and spent the week exploring the natural beauty of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We left at 4:00 AM on a Saturday and were at our rental by 1:00 PM. Just in time to unpack, hit the beach, and get some sun!

Our rental had a pool and hot tub, which were thoroughly enjoyed, especially because the weather was great for most of the week. I didn’t go in the hot tub since it’s not advised during pregnancy, but I definitely dipped my feet in 🙂

On Sunday, we went to church at our “home away from home” church, Son Rise Church of Christ. We have actually gotten to know the preacher and a few members there since we’ve visited a few times over the years, and it’s always fun to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Outer Banks.

Son Rise Church of Christ in Kill Devil Hills North Carolina

The rest of the week was spent either by the pool or ocean, enjoying coffee, or visiting different attractions.

Things We Did

I think we had a great mix of relaxation and exploration! I know we finished off the week feeling rested, blessed, and so content! How about some pictures?

Duck boardwalk in North Carolina Outer Banks overlooking Currituck SoundBeach access in Kitty Hawk North Carolina Outer BanksGirl drinking coffee from white mug outside on back porch in beach rental in Kitty Hawk North Carolina Outer BanksSunset overlooking Sound at Jockey's Ridge State Park in Outer Banks North Carolina Nags HeadCoffee and Bible and Halley's Bible Handbook One Line a Day BookPool and hot tub at beach rental house in Kitty Hawk North Carolina Outer Banks by Joe Lamb Jr.Currituck Beach LighthouseIced coffee from Island Perk in Manteo Outer Banks

I just realized I have about a million more pictures I want to share, so I’m going to end the post here and share the rest in another post!

Jimmy and I had a safe trip home and dove back into “real life” with a special church fellowship (I filmed a vlog for it!), work, and lots of mowing (our grass grew so much while we were away!). I will be trying to catch up on blog reading and life in general this week 🙂

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

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Ending the Sick Daze and Cake Baking

Hey! Well, Jimmy and I are finally starting to feel better since our sick daze last week. Yay! I ended up at the doctor earlier this week and was diagnosed with a sinus infection.

I had a feeling that would be the case, as similar to last time I had a sinus infection, my teeth hurt every time I did anything that would shake my body or head (apparently, your sinuses can press on your oral cavity if they’re swollen…lol). Thankfully, I was able to get some antibiotics and am on the mend.

Sitting on exam table at doctor's office

Jimmy and I were talking about how thankful we are that we live in a country where we can simply go to the doctor and get medicine. From the time I went to the doctor to when I was taking my first dose of antibiotics was only a few hours. What a blessing.

I’ve been spending the week working (pet sitting and real estate work/photography) and wedding cake baking! Surprisingly, I don’t have a lot of pictures from the week. I have one from pet sitting and one from Starbucks.

Three dogs looking at camera big and smallStarbucks chocolate banana smoothie

It turns out Starbucks has pretty tasty smoothies! The one I had was chocolate and banana flavored.

While I didn’t take a lot of pictures, I did film two vlogs. In one week! Crazy.

The first one was completely random. I was a total sick zombie and had awkward encounters with the people who replaced our gutters. I’m so glad we had our gutters and fascia replaced! It makes such a difference in the look of our house 🙂

I filmed the wedding cake baking vlog on Thursday, and was starting to feel better and less zombie-ish. I’m getting nervous for the big baking day!

Well, I’m going to get going. I have a busy weekend ahead! I’m excited for Saturday because I’m going to a ladies lunch at our church. It’s always such a fun time of fellowship and great food.

What are you doing this weekend?