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    Weekend Getaway

    Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links, meaning I will earn a small commission on purchases made, at no additional cost to you. Thanks! If you’ve been here awhile, you know that Cole works away from home about three weeks out of the month; so trying to coordinate our schedules to plan any sort of extensive getaway is nearly impossible. His work ethic is bar none and he doesn’t believe in taking vacation days. Seriously, after our wedding, we took a 2-day mini-moon to a town about an hour away from home so he could be back at work without missing a beat. His drive is part of what I love…

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    Our Cabin on the Hill

     This is a sponsored post. All opinions & photos are our own.  After considering many options, including a tropical cruise and ski-trip to a snowy winter wonderland, Cole and I ultimately decided to keep our honeymoon much like us – low-key, local, and laid back. We chose to book with Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort on Double S Ranch in Mt. Vernon, Texas with the hope of starting a new tradition. The ranch is only about 1.5hr from our home, making it the perfect little getaway to return to year after year in celebration of our anniversary. Property Manager, Kendra, attentively arranged our stay on Honeymoon Hill, home to a…

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    Guide to The Emerald City as told by The Future Embertons

    On August 21, 2017, my 22nd birthday, and the 4th birthday that I spent with Cole, he surprised me with two plane tickets. For years, I’d dreamed of going to the rainy coffee capital of the country, and the backdrop of the Twilight movies, Seattle. Four months later, after my last final, we watched YouTube videos on how to pack for a week in a carry-on, and made our way to DFW. Together, we navigated the airport, successfully found our terminal and boarded the plane. I hadn’t flown in over five years, but I was uncharacteristically calm as the plane took off and we climbed to cruising altitude. Stepping off…