Archives for December 2014

2015: Our Best Year Yet!

With out going overboard on New Year resolutions I have a few things that I am committing myself to this year. It has been a crazy adventure since we got to Puerto Rico in 2012 and I have been giving myself a lot of “room” or leeway to not do things to my normal standards. For the last half of 2012, there were a lot of things happening and they all contributed to our lives being a little crazy:
Tavis changed jobs and it required 6 months of us living on the road and moving states every few months.
During that job training I was pregnant with our son, Aiden. He was born the last month of Tavis’s training and we moved states to the next training location when he was 3 days old.

Grandma’s Gingerbread Cookies

So this is Tavis writing… Normally my contribution to Leaving The Rut is editing some of Ashley’s pictures, taste testing, continually telling Ashey that she needs to get some “new content up” and generally being a supportive cheerleader :). Today however, I was compelled to sit down and actually make a physical contribution to “our” (mostly Ashley’s) growing blog… “Why?” you may ask, am I using my almost metaphysical powers of composition today? Especially for gingerbread cookies??? Well, simply stated… I got the look…
Ashley has had a lot of fun over the last year putting this blog together and the numbers are growing, I mean they are really growing…

Knife and Fork Chili Burgers

We left Puerto Rico two weeks ago and have been on the road since then. I spent four days in Washington, DC visiting with my sister and her family while Tavis was up there for business then we headed south to Florida and spent a week at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground with my other sister […]

Dark and Stormy at the Friday Afternoon Happy Hour

It was a Dark and Stormy night…. well not really but I always wanted to start a post like that. It is actually really sunny and bright out right now but I know this time of year the weather is much different for most of you so I thought I would share a new-to-me favorite […]