Hello, Las Vegas!

Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV

February 20th was my 34th birthday, and lucky for me I often get to choose something entertaining to do for my birthday because it falls nearly the same time as we receive our tax refund. This year was no exception. Joanne and I spent a couple of days discussing what I would like to do […]

10 Ways to Keep Kids Busy While Traveling


Since our move to and from Indiana car games have become very important to us. We have spent hours traveling and we still have more to do. Now that we’re back in California, I cannot wait to get on the road this summer. I’m anxious to hit the beach, spend time in Los Angeles, and […]

Explore the Natural History Museum in LA

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

There are times when I struggle to come up with something new to take my kids to do. Living in the same town, it is easy to get in a rut of visiting the same places time and time again. And for Zadey, though we haven’t been back in California long, she has seen it […]

Home…Where We Belong!

Indiana to California Move

Last year I’m not sure I would have been able to define home or what it means to me. I couldn’t tell you how much I appreciated it, how I longed to be near my family, and how settling down for my kids was important. Instead I would have told you that I want my […]

I’m Ready to Run… Back to California!

Bakersfield Sign in Bakersfield California

Now, if you have been following along for any length of time, you’re quite aware that I don’t want to live in California. I don’t want to raise my children there, I want a better life and better education for them. I want weather that is more even and less extreme. And, I want landscape […]

How To Plan An Out of State Move


A friend of mine recently asked me how I plan an out of state move. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this question, I’m sure it won’t be the last. But, I decided to write about the process I take to make big moves, especially to places I have never been. My first […]

Camp with Lake Rudolph in Santa Claus, IN


Rough it camping scares me, a little bit. But only because I’ve never done it as an adult and I’m not exactly sure where to start. Sure, the idea of pitching a tent and sitting around a campfire sounds fun… but how do you even begin to plan or pack for that? Joanne loves to […]

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World


So, as I have already shared, we had an amazing trip to Holiday World to celebrate the kids’ birthdays. Our time there really could not have been more perfect. And, we couldn’t have chosen a better weekend to go as we were there for the first weekend of Holiday World’s annual Happy Halloween Weekends. Holiday […]