Best practices for vacationing at Gulf Shores

Best practices for vacationing at Gulf Shores

Immediately upon arriving, do not pass Go, do not bring belongings up to the condo, but head directly to the beach. You will not be sorry. Don’t forget that the change to Central time will result, for the first few days, in hangry kids who think you’re eating meals...
After a decade

After a decade

Ten years ago this month, we loaded a U-Haul and drove down to Knoxville from the Fort. We closed on our first house on Tuesday. Company arrived on Thursday. The best company: Professor Pless, who preached Derek’s ordination sermon. Our wonderful friends and...
2015 retrospective

2015 retrospective

We halfheartedly started a 2015 Christmas letter; actually a video this year in an attempt to top our quiz, website, magazine, and other creative formatting attempts. But “halfheartedly” is the key word here, mainly because I’d like to kick 2015 in...
Statistics report, 8/21-8/28

Statistics report, 8/21-8/28

The most exciting week of the year has come and gone, and here’s the full report by (food) numbers: 1 fifteenth anniversary dinner at Foothills Milling Company 2 amuse bouches, aka bite-size hors d’œuvre, consisting of a spoonful of asparagus truffle soup...
Out of doors

Out of doors

Another busy week of August is in the books! I think we had a single evening this whole last week where we weren’t running in different directions, which made yesterday’s family hike & swim day even better. But I’ll get to that in a second....