Whole 30 Challenge

Whole 30 Challenge

Well, it’s April 1. Day one of my first Whole30 challenge. (And no, this is not an April Fools’ joke.) Some or even most of you may have heard of the Whole30 before… it’s a relatively restrictive diet where, for the next 30 days, I will be eating REAL food....
The Ultimate Pi Day

The Ultimate Pi Day

Every year, Dave and I celebrate our anniversary with a pie. We got married on Pi Day (March 14 = 3.14 = pi). And this year, the tradition continued with a delicious apple pie: Also, it’s worth noting that 2015 gave us the most accurate Pi Day we will have...
A Brave New World (of Motherhood)

A Brave New World (of Motherhood)

Perhaps you’re thinking that I haven’t posted on the blog because I’ve been so busy in my new role as a mom. (Perhaps I flatter myself to think anyone has noticed the month or more of silence…) You’d be wrong to think that I’m crazy swamped with our sweet little...
Welcome Kirby Elizabeth!

Welcome Kirby Elizabeth!

It’s been a while since our last post… a few things happened, you know. Yesterday marks three weeks since the birth of our daughter, Kirby Elizabeth. She was born on Christmas Eve at 3:35 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length. We are excited...
Inappropriate Pregnancy Commentary

Inappropriate Pregnancy Commentary

So, I am officially four days out from Baby G’s due date, and I thought this would be a great time to give a tribute to all the highly unnecessary commentary every pregnant woman is bound to receive at some point during those long nine months. For those who have been pregnant,...
The Transition Continues

The Transition Continues

Well, in the past two months, we’ve made some major purchases that have increased our awareness about our return to “normal life.” Part of it has been in preparation for welcoming our new baby (just a few weeks to go now!), and part of it has just been part of...
Babymoon in Asheville

Babymoon in Asheville

Well, Baby Garth will be here before we know it–in less than two months’ time we should be holding our little one! So we wanted to take advantage of our last season of travel minus children. We decided to head to Asheville, North Carolina, for an extended weekend of enjoying...
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One Year Later: A Look Back

One Year Later: A Look Back

This day last year was a big one for us. We woke up in Kiesel Park in Auburn, just miles away from the triumphant finish of our two-year cycling journey. We were met by family and friends, some of whom rode in with us from Kiesel, others who met us at the ending point of...
Saving for Your Big Dream

Saving for Your Big Dream

Today is the day of departure for our friends Thomas and Estelle. (Check out their web site at intothewheel.com!) Thomas and Estelle were our Warmshowers hosts in Paris, and the few days we spent in their home ended up being one of the best hosting experiences we had over the course of our whole journey....
Three Years Ago Today

Three Years Ago Today

Last Friday, I sat down to my morning routine of writing in my journal, and as I penned the date, realized we were only three days away from the anniversary of our departure on the Tour. Well, what merits a blog post more than that? So here it is, a tribute from three years later. I...
Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Now that we’re mostly settled into our new home, I wanted to share about the official moving experience we had about three weeks ago. For those of you who have talked to us, you might have known that we lived in our lovely little new rental home for a solid three and a half weeks...
Future Expansion of Garths on Tour

Future Expansion of Garths on Tour

Well, we’ve made if facebook official, and thought it high time we post something on the blog about the BABY we are expecting come December! We are completely thrilled about growing our family, and are thankful for all the love and supportive words people have offered over the past few weeks and months. Obviously we’ve...
We Made the Move!

We Made the Move!

It’s been a busy month of June! At the beginning of the month, we announced our upcoming move and Dave’s job offer. After that, blogging took a backseat as we began tying up loose ends from our temporary life in Nashville, which included saying farewell to many friends, finishing up my time working at REI,...