Tag Archives: Vacation

Mr & Mrs McKinney | Year 7 | Anniversary Adventure

This past weekend Andrew and I celebrated our seventh year union of marriage. We traveled back to the state in which we said “I do”. Our home, away from home. This adventure led us straight back to the ocean and sand where we began 7 years ago.

Doing life with Andrew is the best. There is never a dull moment between us, as we live in the moment and conquer our fears together. Our entire life has been and is a great adventure. This weekend we really made some great memories and have even more stories to tell our children as they grow older.

From star gazing at night in complete total darkness and feeling really “small” compared to everything else that is out there in the world surrounding us near and far. To driving on the beach and parking at night, turning off the headlights and just listening to the waves crash as the tide rolls in closer, and closer. Let’s not forget about the sharks swimming visible near the shore each morning. I am attempting to describe moments that can’t simply be described in words. Those moments are selfishly “ours” and can never be shared.

I am a woman who is all about tradition and we have created and kept so many traditions of our own over the years; the beach in particular. Having an entire section (miles) of beach to yourself is amazing. It was more than enough space to once again leave our footprints in the sand.

Speaking of traditions; the traditional seventh year anniversary gift is the gift of copper or wool. Copper represents prosperity, good luck, and good fortune. While wool represents comfort, durability, security, and warmth. In these past seven years I can definitely say that I have found good fortune and warmth because of Andrew. It’s no surprise that God led us to each other with a greater plan in place and we are living each day in his purpose.

Cheers to seven good years, and to the many years to follow. ❤

Matthew 19:6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God had joined together, let no one separate.

July Goals & Upcoming 5k: 1st Annual Remembering Our Angels 5k Walk/Run

Monthly Goals Overview:

  • Limiting Screen Time. I wanted to make some changes this month and it started with my social media cleanse.

We are currently 8 days into the month of July. Goals are still being set and worked towards despite the lack of me posting them. I have really been living in the present moment and on a social media cleanse. I am active on social media but not as much as I was before our newest addition arrived. One of my main goals this month is to remove myself from social media in order to be more attentive and present in life. We too often get wrapped up in social media stories, updates, and timeline feeds that we lose track of time.

  • More Vacations. Hubby and I decided that we shouldn’t wait until certain times of the year to plan trips. We are just returning from a road trip with our little ones. Baby Andrew did so well on our trip and we even had a chance to visit with family along the way.

This includes day and weekend trips. This is truly something my husband and I have enjoyed over the years. This is definitely a lifestyle we are passing on to our children. Vacations do not have to wait until select times of the year. Planning more trips is on my list of to-do’s. Local adventures and road trips included.

  • Home Workouts. I am 8 weeks PP and have been cleared to resume my normal workout regimen.

I downloaded Katy Hearn’s app, FIT by Katy which has a workout generator based on your workout environment, home or the gym. The workout generator creates workout plans based on the muscle group you’d like to focus on. This is perfect for me since I am home with the kids and it’s impossible to make it to anyone’s gym when breastfeeding on demand.

  • Morning Runs. Starting today, 1-3 miles beginning at sun rise each morning.

Running is my new outlet and a perfect way to incorporate working out and enjoying nature. I’m also preparing for my first run, Remembering Our Angels 5k Walk/Run which will be on Oct. 5, 2019. This is the 1st Annual Remembering Our Angels 5k Walk/Run hosted by Alaina’s Gift Inc., a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping others who have suffered infant and/or pregnancy loss. It is funded solely from donations.

My husband and I will be walking in memory of our Angel, Hope. We hope that our friends and family will sign up to walk with us for this great cause as well. Sponsors are also needed, please spread the word and share the event.

Walk/Run Sign Up: Remembering Our Angels 5k Walk/Run

If you are not able to attend donations are appreciated.

Please check out Alaina’s Gift Inc. to read the story behind the organization and for more information about upcoming events. As well as learn about ways you can offer your support.

Website:  www.alainasgiftinc.com

Facebook: @AlainasGiftInc

Instagram: @Alainas_Gift_Inc

FLWE ❤