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My Life: Birmingham & Nannying

One of Colin’s (my husband) and my favorite things to do together is travel.  There’s just something about visiting a place you’ve never been before–right?  Since we’ve been married (getting close to a year now!) , we’ve traveled to Montana, Colorado, and just about every part of our home state of Oklahoma.  We have plans to go just about everywhere else on the globe too, so get ready world!

Anyway, this trip to Birmingham was quite a bit different for me than the rest of those trips have been.  I went with a couple from our old church in Stillwater who needed someone to nanny their daughter, Kate, while they went to a conference.  Now, before you think I’m crazy, you need to know that these two people are not only great friends of Colin and mine, but they were answers to prayer in a gigantic way when they entered our lives.  It only made sense that I would return a fraction of that favor by helping them out in this situation.

All that being said, I’m sorry I don’t have piles and piles of amazing photos of the city of Birmingham.  I didn’t even get to capture the amazing, hilly, landscape that holds the city and surrounding area.  Apparently being a mom is not an easy task–who knew, right (sarcasm)?  Kate kept me very busy while we were in Alabama.

I did get to snap a few photos while she and I explored the “Mountain Brook” district on the South East side of the city!  We were there when the weather was still trying to decide if it wanted to linger in summer mode or rush into autumn.  It was so lovely, and Colin and I have officially added Birmingham to our list of places to travel together.



We found this adorable little garden shop–it enamored Kate long enough for me to actually grab some photos!


I’m a simple coffee drinker, but I did get a few pumps of pumpkin spice in my coffee that day (#PSL forever…yes, I was just that girl).



She laughed and babbled at this frog for 5 minutes; literally.





 Here are some phone pictures I captured of Kate, the star of my Birmingham show:


Overall, I really am thankful I got to go on this trip, despite the fact that I didn’t get to see much of the actual city of Birmingham.  As I said before, Alabama is gorgeous, and if you don’t have it on your list of places to travel, you need to add it now.  If you don’t, you’ll be missing out.


 Happy Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by, and remember that you can comment via email if you have a response to anything in this post!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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