I'm a little (okay a lot) behind in sharing everything from our amazing trip to Orlando back in the beginning of September, but you know, I moved across the country and then had to get my feet on the ground in my new home state, so I'm giving myself a little bit of grace in the writing department. But, now that things are slowing down and settling into a bit of a routine, I finally can start sharing all the magic from our amazing trip to Universal Studios Orlando and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. When Dustin and I decided to leave Arizona and move to Louisiana for the summer, I told him I would go willingly with two conditions: one being that I got my own . . .
This post was sponsored by Groupon, all opinions are my own! Guys. It's finally here. The last weekend in the Deep South before we pack up and head back West. We're spending all day today and tomorrow packing and cleaning and head out first thing Monday morning! This summer has been so crazy, filled with a lot of ups and downs, has pushed Dustin and me to the very breaking point at times, and has made our marriage stronger by the end of it all. (More on this later) This will be our 5th move in the last year and a half, and yes, we're a little crazy and a little tired of it all. We're hoping to make this move a bit of a permanent stick, so fingers crossed! . . .
If you follow me on snapchat (if you aren't you should, it's a hoot over there) you'll know that a couple weekends ago, Dustin and I hopped into our car and drove down to New Orleans to spend a short weekend exploring the French Quarter. We originally didn't think we were going to try to make a trip down there because I'm always nervous about planning trips that require a lot of walking. But after a rather rough week of work, I realized that a weekend away was exactly what we needed and that I shouldn't let my fear get in the way of experiencing one of the liveliest cities in America. This is my second chance at a vibrant life, right? Since we had never been down . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #Target #CollectiveBias If you follow me on snapchat (add me @cwhit145) then you might have seen a snap a couple weeks ago about another big change that's coming up for my little family. We're moving. Again. Remember that time we moved three times last year? Yeah? I sure do. And, we're crazy people and adding another move to our resume this year. Dustin is going back to his summer sales job in Louisiana and we'll be heading out to Layafette the first weekend of April. I'm not going to lie; I'm not very excited about this move. I love, . . .
In case you missed it, I'm in the middle of the woods this week at a church camp being a counselor. I'll be back tomorrow, but I'm SUPER excited because my littlest sister is taking over Life with Rosie today and sharing a little bit about her recent study abroad trip to England! Not only did she get to see Stonehenge, Jane Austen's House and a broadway play, she learned a ton about traveling in different countries. Katie doesn't have a blog (although I think she should after writing this post for me) but you can follow all of her adventures (and catch the occasional picture of Rosie, too) on her Instagram. Hey! My name is Katie, and I am Chelsie’s youngest . . .
Some of my closest friends from college are from Oregon and ever since my first trip to visit them back in 2009, I have been absolutely smitten by the state. While New England will always be home, Oregon has completely stolen my heart. When we moved to California, I realized we were only a few hours from the border of Oregon and since Dustin had never been to Oregon, I convinced him to travel Oregon during Memorial Day weekend so I could show him all my favorite parts of the state. I love to road trip and when there is a long weekend, I think it's waste to not be going somewhere! There is so much to experience in this life and I want to see as much of it as I . . .
I'm excited to have my good friend, Evi on the blog today! Dustin and I lived in the same apartment complex as Evi and her husband before we moved and while our husbands got together to video game, Evi and I would talk blog, hair products and make up while I played hide-n-go-seek with her kitty, Moo! Thanks for taking over Life with Rosie today, Evi and for celebrating our move with this post! I'm Evi & I blog over at Eyeliner & Erasers. Recently, I've had my hands full with tackling life as a new mom, but I love to write about beauty, healthy living, professionalism, travel, womanhood, motherhood, and life in general! Yeah, I write about it . . .