Browsing Category : Family Time

36 Things About Me


A few weeks ago I celebrated my 26th ummm I mean 36th birthday!  Birthdays are not quite as exciting in your mid to late 30’s as they once were.  So instead of having a big celebration, I spent the day with family, drinking coffee and wine, lounging in yoga pants and bowling.  You know, the quintessential 30 something mom day.  #Fabulous.  One…

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2016 Year in Review : Growth, Lessons, and Losses


I have to admit, New Years is probably one of my least favorite holidays.  I know I’m Debbie Downer, butt (typo and I’m keeping it!) there’s something depressing about starting yet another year.   When I was young-er, I loved NYE.  I was 16, 20, 25, time wasn’t so scary.  Now that I’m much older, (umm hmm) I don’t want…

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Should I have a 3rd Child? The Debate that Never Ends


I’ve never been the girl that knew exactly how many children they wanted.  I knew I wanted at least 2, because really, (sorry only children) kids love playing with other kids and siblings are the bomb.  I couldn’t imagine not having my siblings in my life.  So I new I wanted two, I just wasn’t sure if 2 was it…

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Grief and Loss – The Truth About Losing my Dad


For the past three years, I’ve absolutely loathed the date of April 10th.  It was the day, 3 years ago, that I lost my dad.  Too young, too soon, and too tragically.  I’ve been a fairly private person when it comes to my blog and my family.  I share stories of our vacations and adventures, but never our hardships.  We’re all…

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Our Easter Tradition


Disclosure:  Thank you to Evite for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. Easter is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s the beginning of spring, the beginning a season spent outdoors with family and friends.  It’s a celebration of faith and hope renewed.  As a kid, it was my favorite holiday right behind Christmas…

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5 Honeymoon Travel Destinations in North America


After the stress of planning a wedding, thinking about the honeymoon can be nearly impossible. While far-away sandy beaches or European cities may seem the utmost in romantic, there are actually quite a few enviable travel destinations for honeymoons right in North America. Save the money and the headache, and check out one of these top 5 locations for honeymoons.…

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The Anti-Birthday Party Mom


You know the drill.  Your children or you have been invited to yet another birthday party for a child.  The parents (usually just the mom) have been planning it for weeks, spending a ton of money, Pinterest’ing until their hearts content and planning every detail for this exciting day. They’re stressed, a little excited, and secretly can’t wait for the…

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My Last Few Weeks & Happy New Year All!


I know I know, I’ve been MIA, but everyone needs a vacation…including bloggers. 🙂  We spent the past two weeks SO incredibly busy – I’m still exhausted from the craziness.  First we spent 3 days in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to snowboard!! It was one of our best trips to Steamboat – they had 24 inches of snow in 24…

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