A Trip Abroad!

A few weeks ago, Mike and I took a trip that we will both never forget. Not only was it our first trip together abroad, but it was also Mike’s first ever trip outside of the United States! We wanted to go somewhere that neither of us had been before and Spain seemed like the… More A Trip Abroad!

Reclaiming Me

Hello blog world, Alana here! It’s been a while. But I promise I am now here to stay. When I first started this blog back in 2010 (holy bananas), it was meant as a a way to document my journey to Israel. I wanted to use this as a means to communicate with my family and… More Reclaiming Me

Latest Hiking Spots

Spring is upon us, folks! This is my first Spring in 3 years living outside of a city and I realized that this is my first time seeing the natural changes of Spring since then. Living in the city left me pretty sheltered from nature, and now that I’m relatively out in the woods, everything coming… More Latest Hiking Spots

That Time I Made Brownies, Angels Sang, Children Rejoiced, and all was right with the World

I made brownies last week.  If you know me, you know this is huge. I rarely cook anymore and am currently living in an apartment-style dorm. Needless to say, this is not something that happens a lot (so get out your cameras people)! Not that I don’t love baking, but I’ve been pretty slackertastic about it… More That Time I Made Brownies, Angels Sang, Children Rejoiced, and all was right with the World

I’m Baaaaccckkkk!

Hello blog world, it’s been a while! I know, I think I win the award for least consistent blogger of all time (though I guess two years of total non-usage is fairly consistent?). I used to use this blog as a space to write down all of the thoughts, experiences, and adventures I had during my… More I’m Baaaaccckkkk!

Kicking Princess Ass

We did it!  Disney Princess half marathon finishers!! Katie Rose and I ran 13.1 miles to complete our first half marathon together! It was an amazing nonstop weekend that culminated in an accomplishment that I am beyond proud of. But let’s start from the very beginning… The weekend began on Friday when I took off… More Kicking Princess Ass

Nostalgia

February 8, 2012 marked a year’s anniversary of the beginning of my journey to Israel. A year ago on that day I was boarding a plane for a country that would quickly become my home and met a group of people who would soon become my second family. I can safely say that my time… More Nostalgia

Chocolate Paradise

Every Friday there’s always the great “what to do, what to do” debate. I’m going to be honest, Friday really sets the tone for the rest of weekend. Go out and have a few too many cocktails and you’re basically knocked out for the rest of the weekend. Have a quiet night in and you… More Chocolate Paradise