Be Our Guest!

I love to host. Oh my goodness, do I love to host. Be it a party, a weekend guest, a foreign exchange student for a year – it doesn’t matter! I live for this stuff. I recently had the honor of hosting two people who happen to mean the world to me… Yet we hadContinue reading “Be Our Guest!”

Promises We Make – Valentine’s Edition

It may have taken 42 years to meet this guy, but man oh man… was the wait worth it. Happy Valentine’s Day to the absolute love of my life – Tim Kirksey. It’s funny to think it was only a little over 3 1/2 years ago that we even met. According to our wedding website,Continue reading “Promises We Make – Valentine’s Edition”

What Is Your Word?

What is your word? Do you have one? Growing up, adults would often ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’m fairly certain I responded with occupations like: Dancer, Actress, Journalist. Maybe not in that order. Then as time moves on, we set out to become those things. I danced for many,Continue reading “What Is Your Word?”

With a Thankful Heart

It has not been an easy year. Not by a long shot. But it was a good year, a productive year, and I have so much to be thankful for. About this time each year, I begin to sift through my photos and prepare my super-long year-end video. It’s my homage to all of theContinue reading “With a Thankful Heart”

Birthdays & Old Ways

Back in June, I surprised my husband, Tim, with a birthday trip to St. Augustine, Florida; the oldest city in the United States. He had never been, and I had visited half a dozen times over the years, so I figured it would be an easy trip, with little concern over directions, what to do,Continue reading “Birthdays & Old Ways”

August- You Saucy Minx, You.

I feel kind of bad for the month of August. It’s sort of a throw away month for those of us not participating in an academic year. Kind of….. blah. Basically, I have no expectation for the month of August at all. Maybe I need to use the month to sort of kick off new habits or add someContinue reading “August- You Saucy Minx, You.”

Epic Honeymoon: Paris Edition

I remember back in 2007, I had a moment of distress. Here I was flying over Europe heading to Cairo, Egypt, realizing that I was heading somewhere else, somewhere other than Paris. As a child, my one little international dream was ALWAYS Paris. Granted, I have been extraordinarily fortunate to travel to places some people only dream of visiting.Continue reading “Epic Honeymoon: Paris Edition”

First Comes Love… Then Comes Marriage

We did it! We finally tied the knot! Yes, allow me to REintroduce myself – I am now Mrs. Kirksey. On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 5:00pm – Tim & I gathered with our closest friends and family in Preston, Georgia (his hometown,) at Preston United Methodist Church. This was the church he grew upContinue reading “First Comes Love… Then Comes Marriage”