Posts by Amanda Slade

1500 Miles Later

We spent last weekend with Mason’s family in Arizona! I’d give you an exact location, but we drove ALL OVER  the state! By the end of the weekend, we calculated that we drove about 1500 miles… Yikes!😶 For some reason, that reminds me of the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)” by The Proclaimers. And I would…

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Snacks on Snacks on Snacks

There is something so satisfying about eating hot dogs that were roasted in a sand and soot coating. It tastes gross, but it feels so good, so you drench it in ketchup to mask the taste, and everything is right with the world! And then you get home and you still smell like campfire, and…

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Our Deepest Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.…

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Adulting 101: Please Help!

Here are 11 things on my mind currently (including questions for people who clearly have life more figured out than I do if you can answer them): My grandma tap dances (how cute is that??), and her group is tapping at the OC Fair today. They did such a good job! I’m a fan😉! I…

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City by the Bay

Last weekend, we were in San Francisco! I know I say this every time, but it was a blast! I guess it helps that I have such a cute travel buddy😍. We got back on Monday morning, and we were exhausted! Our flight took off at 6 am, so we had to leave our hotel at 4am- not…

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Hamilton Pool

Did you see that picture?? Did you see it??😱 That’s from Hamilton Pool which was AMAZING!!! It was so hot in Austin, so we tried to stay cool by hanging out in the water, and this is one of the places that we visited.  If you are ever in the area, it’s a must see. The…

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Austin to do List: SoCo Edition

Austin was a blast! It was so great to see Mason’s family, and we had too much fun hanging out around town! On Monday, we decided to window shop around South Congress Street. All the restaurants and shops down that street are so cute, and you can follow up your walking tour with a visit…

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The Worst BBQ in Texas!

This week, we are in Austin visiting Mason’s family! We got here really late Thursday night (technically Friday morning😶), and it’s been a blast so far! I’ll write more about the rest of the week later, but yesterday we went to Rudy’s and it was too fun not to share! Rudy’s is a BBQ place…

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Help Your Littles!

Studying Elementary Education (ElEd) is SO fun, and a lot of people think it’s a wimpy major because all we do is make puppets and sing our ABCs. We do make puppets, and we figure out how to make a list of letters fun, but such activities only constitute about 15% of our education (I…

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Update on the Slades

I haven’t been very present on here lately, so here is a quick update on the Slades: I am officially a Slade! I finally changed my name on EVERYTHING, so my name is officially Amanda Slade! Woohoo!!(My driver’s license picture is hilarious) Mason and I moved to California for the summer! It’s been a blast…

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