What I Bought Before We Left For Disneyland

I mentioned a few of the things I’ve picked up in my last Disney post, but I thought it might be helpful to have all this information in one place :) Truly, it’s just a collaboration of great ideas I found on Pinterest and tips from a few mamas who have visited Disneyland recently with […]

Disney Preparation

Bllllaaaaaaaaaahhhh! We leave in, like, 3 weeks! I can hardly believe it! I went MIA on the whole idea of Disney after my first post because I started getting this weird crotch cramping. Totally lovely, I know. Well, apparently it has something to do with a weak pelvic floor and this being baby tres; it’s no good. […]

Visiting Yellowstone With Kids

1994. My first trip to Yellowstone. I had just finished 1st grade and was greatly anticipating our adventure to a new part of the country. My parents, grandma, almost 5 year old sister and newly turned 2 year old sister were all coming along in our ancient Suburban. We dubbed that beast the “Zoo-burban” because […]

We’re Going to DISNEYLAND!

That ^^^ is no joke how our Disneyland trip begins.  A few weeks ago, shortly after I found out I was expecting I was passed out for a nap with Max and had the most vivid, magical dream. That’s the best thing about nap dreams, I always remember them and tend to wake up inspired […]

Yellowstone or Bust!

Every month, May until baby arrives in December has something big happening – graduations, birthdays, my 10 year high school reunion, Dom and I’s anniversary, holidays, trips … busy, busy, busy. The wonderful kind of busy. I have a feeling this pregnancy is going to FLY by; good thing I’m not anticipating us needing much preparation […]

Homeschool Adventures … Spring Nature Walk

Much of what we do in regard to homeschooling falls into the “play” category. With Jemma and Max being 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 respectively, book work just isn’t necessary most days. They’re at the age where play is their best teacher and so, that’s what we often do. During the week and as often as […]

Our Whole Life Is Like Spring Break

Spring Break has come and gone and you know what? It was a lot like every other week we have around here. It’s one of the greatest gifts of being a stay at home mom. I can take little adventures and long naps any day I want for the most part. I love this part of my […]

This Mama Hearts Austin, Texas

The final installment of our vacation is upon you! Hallelujah! This one will be real fun because if you’re traveling to Austin (someday … ever … you should really plan on it) I’ve got a bunch of links to things we loved.  We left Lubbock by way of a 6 hour road trip. My sister […]

Howdy Lubbock, Texas!

Home, home, we are finally home! After spending almost all of February in Texas we’re back in green country – AKA, the Northwest – and so happy to have such a swell trip under our belts. The kids are smitten with the toys they missed and are loving bedtime more than ever because hella yes […]

Have Shoes, Will Run … Austin, Texas 5K

Ya’ll are just aching to hear about the 5K, right? Good news is … I’m staying up late to write about it! Great news is … I’m already looking forward to my next race in March so you know it must have gone decent! The running bug has bit and I think I’m officially owning the […]