Adventure Time: Portsmouth, VA Edition (2022 P.E.O. Virginia State Convention)

I’ve posted about P.E.O. and Virginia State Convention before, but this was a whole new adventure! In November 2019, I was asked to be a co-chair for the 2022 Virginia State Convention. I gave it some thought, but quickly said yes because the convention was going to be held in Portsmouth! Perfect! We held all […]

Adventure Time: Busch Gardens Williamsburg for Lane’s “Boo-chlerette” Party! (Williamsburg, Virginia)

I had a blast at Busch Gardens Williamsburg this weekend for my little sister Lane’s “boo-chlerette” party! It was Britney Spears’ themed and we had so much fun! Lane wanted to ride two specific rides: Finnegan’s Flyers and Verbolten. I passed on the Flyers, but Verbolten was fantastic! The rest of the day, we hung […]

Adventure Time: Norfolk, VA Edition (Round 6 – An Evening with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox)

Al and I discovered Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) on YouTube within the last year. When we found out they were touring and coming to Norfolk, we bought tickets in April! Sadly, Al wasn’t able to go because the concert date conflicted with his recent work trip to Mexico. So, we invited our 13-year-old niece, Mia, to […]

Adventure Time: Norfolk, VA Edition (Round 5 – Norfolk Tides Baseball Game)

The Norfolk Tides are our home baseball team! The Tides’ home, Harbor Park, opened on April 14, 1993. This year is it’s 25th anniversary! The Tides are a minor league team in the Triple-A International League. Prior to 2007, the Tides were affiliated with the New York Mets for 38 years. For the last 11 […]

Adventure Time: Blacksburg, VA Edition (P.E.O. Virginia State Convention 2018)

This is my first-ever P.E.O. State Convention post! What is P.E.O.? From P.E.O. International: P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women CELEBRATE the advancement of women; EDUCATE women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations. Motto: Women helping women reach for the stars There are 230,000 members throughout the United […]

Adventure Time: Portsmouth, VA Edition (The Visit From The Vacationing Doll)

As most of you probably know by now, I love American Girl. I’m also a part of a huge Facebook group called Obsessed BST (Buy/Sell/Trade), which has well over 14,000 members. At the beginning of May, a woman named Kammi proposed an intriguing idea: Doing a traveling doll, kind of like a Flat Stanley idea. […]

Adventure Time: Florida Edition (Round 3 – Richard Madan’s Celebration of Life & Family Trip)

It’s a funny thing sometimes, your conscience. Saturday, April 7th, was my Uncle Richard’s 68th birthday. It was a busy Saturday, but this little voice in my head kept reminding me to call him for his birthday. Between a successful blood drive and going out to dinner with our friends Casey and Beth, that voice […]

Adventure Time: Norfolk, VA Edition (Round 4 – LanternAsia 2018)

We got to experience LanternAsia for the second time with Casey and Beth! We went to the Norfolk Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 21st. If you’re interested in the exhibit, you still have time! LanternAsia will be there until May 13th. Enjoy the photos! Then, after the performance, we walked through the garden. The displays […]

Adventure Time: Norfolk, VA Edition (Round 3 – American Red Cross “Celebration of Heroes” Luncheon)

I had such a unique and special adventure today! My dad and our church have been honored several times from the local chapter of the American Red Cross, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Today, my dad, Jim, and two co-coordinators of the church blood drives, Kathy and Michael, were honored and recognized as the American Red […]