Minnesota, a few months later

So I am so sorry for the delay on the post of this amazing state! We spent a long weekend in the St. Paul/Minneapolis region of Minnesota, famous for its harsh winters, beautiful nature and of course MALL OF AMERICA in nearby Bloomington. The road trip there and back was a bumpy one. It's about... Continue Reading →

Bye 2017, Hello 2018!

As 2017 comes to a close, what is our state tally? ELEVEN! Plus, we have about three trips coming up by summer's end in 2018, so we have so much to be grateful for in the year passed and the one getting ready to start. I PROMISE I will have the Minnesota trip posted soon.... Continue Reading →

Hello, October.

It has been awhile! To be honest, blogging for me is hard. I have about 5 million thoughts and ideas running through my mind. I've possibly started about 5-6 draft posts that I never finished. I figured I'd start this month, which happens to be Infant Loss Awareness Month AND Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last... Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Indiana

Have we told you about the state we get to call home? I was born and raised in Northwest Indiana, about 40 minutes southeast of Chicago. When I left my parents home, I went to college in lower Indiana ( Indiana Hoosier for life!) Despite having moved around A LOT the next 10 years, including... Continue Reading →

HELLO WISCONSIN!

Well, I was invited with a couple of my close friends to join them for the Bristol Renaissance Faire! Naturally, I was like, "I have Grace, too!" and now Wisconsin is in the books. I don't know about other Renaissance Faires in the country, but I definitely say it was super kid friendly. The only... Continue Reading →

Tennessee love!

Can I just start off by saying that Tennessee is SO FREAKING BEAUTIFUL! We took our FIRST real family vacation, and it really wasn't that bad. We did A LOT of traveling from our central location in Crossville, Tenn., including driving to Nashville, Chattanooga and Gatlinburg. We saw mountains galore, including the Great Smokey Mountains,... Continue Reading →

IOWA: More than meets the eye

Overall, the trip was a really cool experience. I was asked and told by many people "what the heck is in Iowa" or that there is nothing but cows and corn. Well, there are a lot of cows and corn, but sometimes you just need to stop and admire the natural beauty each state has to offer. You feel so small driving along narrow and hilly country roads or standing next to the great Mississippi River. There is so much splendor in things people take for granted! So stop and smell the corn!

Michigan: Day Trip

We made a little last minute day trip to Michigan yesterday! In a rare occasion, Rich and I both had a day off with beautiful weather and no plans! Why not spend the whole day in another state.

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