Summer Days, Melting Away

Hey y’all! It’s been a while. So much has happened since my last blog post. However, I’ll get into all that later.

Since i’m back from a three month blogging break I thought i’d just do a simple and fun family post. Last weekend we went on a beach day trip with my side of the family. It was the perfect beach day!

It was about 85 degrees Fahrenheit and the blazing sun was hidden behind thin clouds. The waves weren’t too rough and the sand…well actually… the sand WAS burning, but still! It was lovely!

I’m just going to stop typing and insert the photos from this trip. 🙂 Enjoy!




Bridal Shower

IMG_3816My sister and mom threw me a great bridal shower on Saturday. Despite the wind and rain it was fantastic! 🙂 The theme was garden southern charm. I loved the decorations and the food was delicious!

We all had a great time. I’m so thankful for those who showed up and stayed. This is the first party i’ve had since I was 9! 🙂



IMG_3824 ❤ Maria Magdeline


Spring Birthdays

In our family there are 5 birthdays in Spring. Today i’m going to share our fun activities! I already shared one of my sister’s birthdays. You can read about it in my D.C. Zoo post. 🙂

The next birthday is my eldest sisters. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to celebrate with her because I was suffering from a kidney stone. So, I don’t have much to write about on her special day. Sorry :/ Everyone went out to eat at a Belgian restaurant and then went to the movies I believe.

Onto my birthday! 😀 Christopher took me to the Virginia Beach Aquarium. I forgot my camera so I didn’t get any photos, but it was really nice. I loved seeing the baby sea turtles in the lab and nope, I didn’t touch the stingrays or any of the crabs. No thank you! Lol!

lionking2After the aquarium we headed to the Lion King on Broadway. I thought I wasn’t going to be able to see it because the night before we couldn’t find any tickets, but we finally found some. So, when the show started I nearly cried! It was just so beautiful! Of course, I had to purchase the live soundtrack. 🙂lionking


Onto my niece’s birthday! (fun fact: We share the same birthday!) We celebrated by going to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. It was so much fun! 🙂 We all rode rides and spent lots of time together.


For my dad’s birthday Chris and I decorated the house for him and took him to dinner. Then we took him to the movies to see that super hero Civil War movie.


Those are all the spring birthdays we’ve celebrated this year!

❤ Maria Magdeline

Going Back In Time

IMG_3632After having gone to the ER and staying in bed for days while passing a very painful kidney stone, Christopher decided that we needed to have one of our adventures. We are known for doing spontaneous things, but because of our wedding/life preparing we’ve had to slow down.

We chose (the morning of) to go to Colonial Williamsburg. It’s one of my favorite places. Just the way everything looks there is so…enchanting to me. The gardens, horse and buggy’s, and the way the actors really get into it is fun. Even-though I never know how to respond to them. Despite all the other visitors, you may come to feeling like you’re actually in that time period.





I picked up a couple things while I was there. I wanted way more but…you can’t always get what you want. Lol! I got a cloth doll and some fragrance powder. 🙂

Here I am feeling historically posh…



There were all types of shops(even a working historical post office) and each house has such cute nice backyards. I just love it! The church is even a real running place of worship.

I can’t wait to go back so I can get some of those soaps and that cookbook filled with historical southern colonial Virginian recipes.


❤ Maria Magdeline




Time Is Flying By

Thirty-six days until we’re wed.  Ahhh!

Wedding planning is coming together very nicely. Our pre-marital counseling is almost done, and we’re doing good!

I’m preparing for change. I don’t like change, but this is positive change that i’ve been wanting for years. To be married to my bestfriend…what a dream. Don’t wake me up.

Please, pray for us in this time in our lives. It’s a happy time, but also a tiny bit scary since we’ve never done this before. 🙂

❤ Maria Magdeline


Family Day in D.C.

Back in early-mid March my family headed up north to Maryland to celebrate one of my sister’s birthdays.

We took the Metro from MD to D.C. and headed to an Ethiopian restaurant first. Yum!!!



After our tummy’s were stuffed we visited the zoo. I’m gonna leave you to take a gander at the photos captured from the rest of our trip. 🙂 Enjoy!





Thanks for stopping by!

❤ Maria Magdeline


Valentine’s Day 2016

So, it’s been about a week since Valentine’s Day. Wow! I’m behind. I’m planning a wedding, re-starting my business, and preparing for life’s major changes(marriage,moving out, etc.). There’s my excuse haha! If that’s not good enough then I don’t know what is.vday2016 021..

We actually didn’t do anything on Valentine’s Day. Christopher works on Sundays and that’s the day it was on this year. So, we celebrated the day before. This was our third day of love together.

I got my loving fiance a hydration pack. It’s a little backpack that has a water pack in it and the straw leads to your mouth. You active people know what it is. I also got him an off-brand FitBit. I was not going to be spending $100+ for that tiny little thing. Chris misplaces things more than i’d like…so if he wants that he’s gonna have to buy it with his own spare money LOL!

Each Valentine’s Day he gets me a bouquet of flowers from Strange’s. This year he created the bouquet himself. He selected each flower and it turned out beautifully.

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…and they’re still alive! 

He also got me the traditional box of chocolates and some balloons. 😀 This time he even got me a jumbo sized card…and an average sized more serious one.vday2016 012.

After we exchanged gifts I went back to bed and took a nap and he napped on the couch. Talk about exciting. Haha!


Once we woke up we drove through the country(where my dad grew up) and rode on the ferry. It was so so cold and windy. I ordered Lily’s Chicken from Bonefish Grill and he got some fancy type of fish. All of the food was delicious as always.

After dinner we drove to the movie theater to see Deadpool. It’s what he wanted to see sooo…sacrifices ya know! It was a good movie, but it’s definitely not a children’s movie. We saw it in IMAX Dolby surround. The seats were electronic recliners with footrests. They were like couches! So, I got to lay my head on his shoulder without my side being crushed by an armrest. Speakers came out of the seats, walls, and ceiling. I was amazed.


After the movie he got me Hostess chocolate cupcakes from a gas station(yum!) and we drove back home. 🙂

It was a nice Valentine’s Day all in all. I wonder what life’s going to be like next February. We’ll have been married for 9 months by that time.

❤ Maria Magdeline