New York City Puddle Jumpers

Our first day in New York City and it is pouring down rain. The umbrellas were the last items packed in our suitcases “just in case” we might need them. I had no idea how much we really would. We are pretty hardy people (to a point) and we were not going to let the […]

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Christmas with the Jagers

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year filled with anticipation for Christmas and the traditions that come with it. As we progress in our second year of marriage, we have had the pleasure of sharing our holiday traditions with each other and creating new memories as a family together. For 2017, we decided […]

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The Keeper of Memories

Photographers capture moments in time that they see as beautiful, special, and important. They are saving a piece of personal history to remember in the future. Whether it is an event, vacation, a brief expression, or the way the light blankets the snow,  each photo has been documented with the value of safekeeping. These moments […]

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Jager Boardgamers

Over the past couple years we have developed a healthy obsession with playing board games. I loved playing games like Monopoly, Clue, Battleship, and Life with my family growing up. As adults, Derek and I came to realize just how much larger the Board Game scene truly is outside of the mainstream retail stores. Part […]

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The Flight of the Bats

As the sun lowers behind the trees, the chirping of bats grows as they await the evening meal. The Florida Museum of Natural History occupies multiple facilities on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida.  Three of which include barns elevated on posts housing nearly 400,000 bats with the capacity for over 750,000. The […]

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Where the Wild Things Are

We like to do things a little differently when it comes to the holiday season. My own family will tell you that I have always been a bit of a scrooge when it comes to joining in the rush of Christmas shopping.  Instead of hunting for sales, we explored the outdoors at Paynes Prairie Preserve […]

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Welcome to the Swamp

Thanksgiving Trip 2017 was just taking off when we arrived at the Jagers’ place in Gainesville, Florida. After greetings and petting the Chihuahua, Nina, we headed out for a bite to eat at a little Greek place downtown called Gyro Plus near the University of Florida campus. This has to be the best, authentic gyro […]

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