Whirlwind in Nebraska

Blonde Poneytail Blogger

Neal and I are back in Iowa this weekend for his cousin's wedding and saw it as the perfect opportunity to travel to Nebraska to see family and a few friends.  I hit the road bright and early . . . Continue Reading »



As I've shared, I've been pretty stressed and overwhelmed lately, so the downtime we had in Iowa this past weekend was great. Although the first few days were busy, things started to settle down once . . . Continue Reading »

Iowa Adventures


This weekend Neal and I ventured out to Iowa to visit his parents, to attend Fry Fest, to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes in their opening game, and to relax! Bright and early Friday morning Neal and I . . . Continue Reading »

Neal’s Stomping Grounds

Wheel Sculpture Iowa

Yesterday afternoon, Neal took me on a tour of his hometown of Lynnville, Iowa. Neal literally grew up on a farm in an old school house that his dad renovated. The land around the house was so . . . Continue Reading »

Black Friday Football

Iowa vs Nebraska Game

This was my first year since I was 12 years old that I didn't go Black Friday shopping at 4AM. It was a little weird and definitely reaffirmed my love for the crazy morning of shopping, drinking . . . Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving in Iowa

Main Street Grinnell Iowa

Yesterday morning, Neal and I woke up bright and early for our flight to Iowa. After much thought, we decided to bring Theodore with us, as it's probably our only chance to travel with him since he's . . . Continue Reading »

Football, Beer, and Shaving

It is a beautiful day here in Washington, DC.  The sun is shinning and there is no rain in sight! Last night I watched the September 11 Dateline special 'America Remembers' and let me tell you, . . . Continue Reading »

A Rainy Gameday


Saturday Recap After rolling out of bed this morning at 8AM, I joined Neal and his parents for breakfast at a new restaurant in town.   I had ever intention of going for a run this morning, but when . . . Continue Reading »

A Proud Hawkeye!

It's the weekend!! And not just any weekend, it's a 3 day weekend!! Yesterday was a really big day for Neal!  As a published author, he had a book signing at Fry Fest in Iowa City for his new book . . . Continue Reading »

I’m Free!


Hello from bright and sunny Iowa! So, Neal and I totally went to bed at 2AM last night and woke up at 4AM this morning to go to the airport.  2 hours of sleep is no bueno!  I got my hair done last . . . Continue Reading »