School...Some kids love school, some kids hate school and some kids never get the opportunity to go to school. Here in Birmingham, education was a huge theme. Many of the moments people shared were in some way, shape or form connected to improving education in Birmingham and the state of Alabama. It really made me take a step back. I’ve always been nerdy. I love reading, writing, learning, sitting in the front row and asking too many questions. I’m not exactly sure where this
As we drive away from Jackson, my heart is oh so full. The people of Jackson, Mississippi are talented. They are full of soul, full of heart and full of faith. One of my favorite things about Jackson was the arts scene! It totally caught me off guard and was wildly impressive. We met Lyle, a blacksmith, who inherited his grandfather’s blacksmith tools and has slowly become a full time professional blacksmith over the past 18 years. He made a bulldog shaped bottle opener out o
Dear San Antonio, I have never eaten more tacos in consecutive meals than ever before and honestly, I loved every minute of it. Thank you for your warm welcome, sweet southern kindness and authentic Texas pride. I respect you for it. I loved exploring the gorgeous river walk, learning about the historic Alamo, and soaking up my fair share of good ole’ Texas culture. This time around, many of the aha moments we heard were inspired by children. From teachers and mommy bloggers
There’s something about good food. It brings people together. It makes people smile. It warms your belly. It gives energy and life for the day’s activities. There’s something about food that unites. It adds flavor and excitement to cultures. It brings people together and brings smiles to faces. As we pulled into Phoenix, I had NO idea it was going to have such a foodie culture. Day One we were up early for a live spot on Good Morning Arizona, which by the way was so cool! And
And just like that I was standing on the field of Sanford Stadium. Wearing my cap and gown. Looking around and completely stunned and in shock at my current state in life….
Um what am I doing here?
Where did 4 years of college go?
Didn’t I move into my freshmen dorm yesterday? But seriously, how the heck did I get here? It was a whirlwind of emotions. Excitement, sheer joy, confusion, bliss, pride, humility, gratitude, more confusion and once again more gratitude. My love
A sweetheart older couple walked by holding hands and we stopped them to chat. We asked how long they had been married and they confidently responded, “68 years.” Um what? Seriously? Well, yes. Turns out the husband is 92 years old but they don’t look a day over 75. We kindly asked them to share an “aha moment” with us. The husband casually responded, “Well, I was in the Marines and I was hitchhiking, and she picked me up.” Once again, UM WHAT? Seriously? Yup.
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And we’re off! Cruising through California headed from San Francisco to Irvine! I’m sitting in the back seat of Gary’s huge truck (I let Nathan, our videographer, have the front seat) with our Aha Moment Airstream being towed right behind. Earlier I was up front with Gary, our rockstar driver, jamming to American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was on the air guitar and I took over the drums. We had a solid jam session and he was impressed that I knew some good ol