A Growing Gardner

Living, Learning, & Growing Through Life Transitions

Marriage Month and Moving

It’s October 1st, and that means it’s the month that Charlie and I get married! Life has been all over the place at the moment. This past week we started our move, and for various reasons, our move will span across two weeks before we are all moved in. So I’m currently sitting in our […]

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Sometimes a mother-daughter weekend is just the pick-me-up needed. For Labor Day weekend my mom flew up to spend the weekend with me. Friday On Friday evening, I conquered my fear of driving in the city and I drove to the airport to pick up my mom. I surprised her in the airport, as she […]

About Time

When thinking about time, it seems like it is often viewed in various ways. Time is: precious, wasted, tragic, quick, slow… Many people express that they want to “make the most of their time,” and that is quite a big feat when you think about all the minutes that make up a day. One of […]

Marriage Preparation

A couple of months ago, my fiancé and I went on a Catholic marriage preparation weekend called Engaged Encounter. This was a beautiful weekend for many reasons. First of all, the location of our weekend was at a peaceful retreat center surrounded trees. It was lovely and so nice to get away from the city. Format of […]

Planning a Wedding, Countdown T-Minus 3 Months

Planning a wedding and preparing for marriage has been… quite an experience. Me and my fiancé, Charlie, will have had an 8-month engagement when we get married. Right now, we have 3 months to go. So what have these 5 months been like thus far? Planning a Wedding Let me preface this by saying that […]

Let’s Get this Growin’

Hi Friends! Thank you for joining me in my little space on this world wide web. Truthfully, I am not quite sure what would be a good first post on my blog. How about an introduction? I am Samantha. As I mentioned in my “Q&A” section, I have always enjoyed reading blogs and learning about […]