Exploring Positano with Trafalgar Travel

Exploring Positano with Trafalgar Travel We woke up to another absolutely beautiful day Maiori. Today we took full advantage of being on the Amalfi Coast and headed toward the quaint village of Positano. The views driving along the Mediterranean coast are just out of...

Brothels in Pompeii; clifftop villages along the Amalfi Coast

Day 4 of the Italian Concerto through Trafalgar consisted of us packing our bags and saying addio to Rome and buongiorno to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Traveling by bus was actually really fun. Trafalgar only uses charter buses that are no more that 3 years old....

The Sweet Do Nothing

Dolce far Niente For our honeymoon we are so happy to have gone with the Italian Concerto through Trafalgar. As mentioned in the previous blog post, we were so pleased with the trip. We made many new friends, had a wonder tour guide and learned so much about the...

11 Days • 1 Country • 8 Cities

Many posts to come featuring the wedding, but we wanted to go ahead and dive into the amazing honeymoon we just got back from. Both of us wanted to go to Italy (we love pasta 🍝 and pizza 🍕) and we also loved the idea of going on a group trip. This way, we didn't have...

Our Annual Trip to Ruidoso

Last year Nathan's Parents bought a cute little house in Ruidoso, New Mexico, so now seemed like the perfect time to take advantage of the Lego Lodge. (Here's last year's post) Let's rewind just a bit, last year, after several days of searching, we stumbled across a...

Couples Shower

Nathan and I can't thank everyone enough for coming and helping celebrate our engagement. We realize just how lucky we are to have such amazing family and friends. The party was at Flowers on the Square, which is this awesome, eclectic home along the Trinity River in...

2016 Texas State Fair

Nathan and I enjoyed another trip to the Texas State Fair! Up first was the fried chicken and dumplings. It's funny, I don't know how they decide new foods to fry, but it always amazes me. This was pretty tasty, but I probably won't get it again next year. The little...

Hot Springs, Arkansas

ARRIVAL This place is so cute! We are staying in Hot Springs Village, a 26,000 square mile master planned community about 15 miles north of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Basically it’s a retirement community but it’s awesome! There are 9 golf courses, 13 tennis courts (real...

Tri Fort Worth

Five months ago I began training for Tri Fort Worth. Tri Fort Worth is Fort Worth's very first Ironman and Half Ironman distance triathlons. After completing two Sprint Tri's in 2016, I decided to take a stab at a Half. The Sprint Tri's consist of a .5 mile swim, 12.4...

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Last weekend Nathan and I ventured to Scarborough to the Renaissance Festival. He was a first-timer, so I was really excited to see what he thought. Mom and Dad used to take J4 and I every couple of years growing up. I always remember thinking it was funny to see...

Skiing in Ruidoso, NM

For this year's second annual ski trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico, we stayed at Andrea's house (a friend to Nathan's parents). She has a wonderful home in the mountains that has a beautiful view. Below is the view from her back porch after a light snow. How gorgeous! We...

Thanksgiving in Kingwood

This year we decided to spend Thanksgiving in Kingwood, TX at John 4's new home. He and Clare were the best hosts and everything was just so lovely.  Here are some of my favorite moments from our fun week! For the first time ever in Cochran history, we participated in...

Skiing in Ruidoso

Last week Nathan and I went on a week-long ski trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico with his parents. They rented a great 3-story cabin that had an awesome deck. Our first winter adventure was to Ruidoso Winter Park to go tubing. Nathan and Gary were brave and went on the fast...

Thanksgiving

For the last couple of years our family has spent Thanksgiving at homes we've found on VBRO.com. It has worked out really well and we've had a blast each year. We stayed in a cute house near Gun Barrel City, TX that sat on a huge canal. The house had hard wood floors...

An Austin Getaway

While I worked for the Texas Golf Association/Legends Junior Tour, I was fortunate enough to meet some really special people and one of those was junior golfer James Ragan. James was a young man from Corpus Christi who played on our Junior Tour and when he was 13 was...

A Saturday at the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas isn't necessarily something I need to attend every year, but certainly every few years. For those who don't live in this great state, this fair is known world-wide as one of the highest attended and best state fairs in the country. In fact, it...

Chub Lake, Northern Ontario, Canada

We have a family cottage on Chub Lake in Northern Ontario, Canada. Nathan, Chloe and I took a trip to visit my grandma for a few days. Below are my favorite moments from the trip. Our cottage started out as a one room fishing cottage and over the years the main cabin...

Ruidoso, New Mexico

Earlier this month I went to Ruidoso, New Mexico with Nathan and his parents. We had a blast and here are some of my favorite moments. Before we left, I dropped Chloe off at Barb's and Nathan dropped Freddie off at Doggie Digs. Scout, one of his parent's dogs decided...

Fishing at Richland Chambers Lake

Back in January, Nathan, Brian, Kilgo and I bought a 4-hour guided fishing trip on Groupon and after months of planning and rescheduling due to weather, we finally went on our trip. Pardon the images, with rain on the schedule, I decided not to take my Canon, so the...

Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque is the home to the Official Bison Herd of Texas. Nathan and I went camping there with Brian and Eric and had an awesome time. There are bison and prairie dogs everywhere! While we were there we went fishing (no catches but lots...

Quick Facts

Date: April 7, 2017
City: Fort Worth, TX
Ceremony: First United Methodist Church
Reception: Mira Vista Country Club