When I lived in Atlanta, I was the queen of New Year’s resolutions. I would always have big projects I wanted to accomplish, trips I wanted to take, adventures I wanted to go on. I had two or three big goals, like hike 500 miles or do my first endurance ride on my horse, and… Continue reading A New Year of Contentment
I don’t know about you, but I love the whole Christmas season! I love Halloween and Thanksgiving too, and I like to enjoy them each in order, but I love how Christmas is the crowning glory of the whole enchilada! When we lived in the suburbs, I found it difficult to have as simple a… Continue reading Christmas in Hatteras
When it’s 70 degrees in mid December and you live on an island, you go kayaking! My son and I got the kayak out for a quick trip in the Pamlico Sound this weekend. We have some friends with a soundfront house and they are kind enough to let us use their dock. It’s just… Continue reading December Kayaking Adventure
I am especially thankful this Thanksgiving. We’ve been in our new home on Hatteras Island for almost 2 months. When I was trying to talk my husband into making this move, there was an unspoken fear inside of me that I would go through all the hassle and expense of moving, uprooting my life and… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is nestled between the ocean on one side and the ferry dock on the other at the southern end of Hatteras Island. I wanted to take my kids since we live here now. I grew up in Hatteras, and I’m very proud of the fascinating history of the Outer… Continue reading Visiting the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
On Saturday morning my brother and I did an early morning paddle in the sound from my house to his house, about 3 miles. We could hear the surf pounding in the ocean, but the sound was slick calm and glassy. Even at the end of October, the temperature was in the 70’s and it… Continue reading Paddleboarding Hatteras
I’ll be doing a longer post soon about the logistics of owning a horse on an island, but I wanted to share these pictures of Baron’s first time visiting the beach. I trailered about 10 minutes from my barn and walked him over the dune onto the beach. We walked until we found an empty… Continue reading Baron’s 1st Trip to the Beach!
We’ve been in our new house exactly one week today. Moving into a fully furnished house has its benefits. Until the moving truck showed up with all our stuff, we felt like we were on vacation. Then the moving truck arrived and everything changed. We purged quite a bit before we moved, but we still… Continue reading What It’s Like to Downsize by Half
Well, it’s official! We are full time residents of Hatteras Island, NC. I grew up here, lived in Atlanta for 14 years, and finally succeeded in moving my family back to my hometown. Thank God for the internet that allows us to have city jobs at the beach! My parents and my brother and his… Continue reading We moved to Hatteras!