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Thankful Tuesday

I am thankful for VACATIONS! Even the mini ones. Our weekend trip to Orlando was a blast. It was also hot and sticky and ohmigod HOT, but it was a great time. I expected that we would take a bazillion or so pictures, but I was so wrong. On the first day, I was actually…
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Vacation – Part Two

After the Hard Rock tour, we decided to see a movie. That is one thing that I have missed since becoming a parent. It’s such a big deal for me to go to the movie theater these days. I had to do a little convincing to make it happen on our trip, but eventually I…
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Travel Tip

If you go on a trip with Katie, don’t put her in charge of the rain gear. Today, Nashville treated us to some seriously scary thunder, lightning, and rain – lots and lots of rain.  Buckets, really.  Nonetheless, once things settled down a bit, we braved the elements and ventured into Nashville.  Katie proudly armed…
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Gone Country

My friend Katie and I are in Nashville for the week. The drive here was great until I took the wheel.  My leg of the trip consisted of torrential downpours with zero visibility.  It was a white-knuckle experience for sure. Today, when I drove, we ran out of gas, and by the grace of God…
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Visiting Tio & Tia

We finally did it. We took the kids out of town. Albeit, a short trip for the morning, but a trip out of town none the less. It only took a little bit of planning on our part. The night before, I packed everything up: sunscreen, bug spray, Benadryl, Motrin, bandaids, snacks, cups for drinking,…
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Family Vacation at Indian Shores, Florida

Bear with me for this long blog post. Sometimes, my blog is going to read a little more like a diary. I want to get some memories down on paper – I mean computer – before I forget. It will give me something to look at and enjoy when I am an old lady and…
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Long Time No Post!!

Let me start off by saying this…..we are all done teething in this house! HALLELUJAH!! Ever since Lo was born, I’ve been looking forward to this day. It’s a wonderful feeling. ((sigh)) So anyways. Lots of exciting things going on around here. I have my first wedding shoot 2 weeks ago. And yes, I’m still…
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Branson: Part 2

We spent our second day in Branson at Silver Dollar City, which is basically Six Flags/Great America’s country cousin.  Instead of cartoon characters, loud pop music, and indifferent employees in visors, there are shaded walkways, artisan demos, and a cast of earnestly enthusiastic “pioneers,” all in 1880’s period costumes. Our very first ride was on…
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Branson: Part 1

When I was on the desperate hunt for a spring break destination I came to discover that when you live in Illinois, a Wisconsin water-park is pretty much the Palm Springs of the Midwest. Road trips are only fun once you travel anywhere outside a 12 hour radius of Illinois. Within the radius, it’s all…
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Vacation Lessons

I think I learn something new every time we take our boys on a trip. Some good things, some not so good, but I have to say, this past weekend was probably the best I could have asked for. Sure we had a major dilemma when I couldn’t get the DVD player to work and…
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