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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

To the Parents that Bring their Toddlers Skiing and Snowboarding


Before children, we spent our winter weekends in the Colorado mountains snowboarding until our powder loving hearts were content.  We took breaks when we felt like it, spent hours doing run after run and loved every moment of it.  Fast forward to many years and multiple children later, we are still trying to find that balance between spending enough time…

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…