Road Trip Must-Haves for Kids

Several hours (or days) spent in the car together doesn’t have to be a cringe-worthy experience! Here are 5 fun must-haves to bring along when you hit the road with your family. After many, many hours driving around the USA together over the past several years, the things we take in our activity bag forContinue reading “Road Trip Must-Haves for Kids”

Our Favorite Things To Do in the Black Hills and Surrounding Area

We couldn’t wait to head to South Dakota for our vacation this year. The last time we were in the Black Hills area, our daughter had just turned two and I was pregnant with our son. That was four years ago! Now that the kids are a little older we were ready to head backContinue reading “Our Favorite Things To Do in the Black Hills and Surrounding Area”

Visiting South Dakota and the Black Hills with a Toddler

A couple of years ago we decided it was time to head back to western South Dakota for vacation. Kyle and I hadn’t been there since we were kids and we wanted to see everything we could with fresh eyes. B had just turned 2 and we had faith she’d handle the trip with ease.Continue reading “Visiting South Dakota and the Black Hills with a Toddler”

Something to Remember About Family Photos

Raise your hand if you’ve begged (or bribed) your kids to stand still and smile for the camera? That’s all of us, right? It’s hard NOT to do it. You want your family to quickly and politely follow directions and for the kids to subdue the wiggles. But wait… friends, our kids at 1 andContinue reading “Something to Remember About Family Photos”

Enjoy Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa

If you’re Iowa local-ish, I urge you to plan a trip to Pella for their annual Tulip Time. “Dutch costumes and demonstrations, performances, a craft and vendor fair, quilt and flower shows, and beautiful tulip gardens! All of these activities are set in picturesque Pella, Iowa, a charming Dutch community with parks and architecture reminiscentContinue reading “Enjoy Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa”

A Fun Winter Escape to Great Wolf Lodge in Lake Delton, Wisconsin

According to my Instagram, on January 18th I was feeling a little trapped by winter. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been enjoying this ridiculously wintery winter, but you know, good old fashioned cabin fever and wanderlust kicked in big time… I sent a text to Kyle (he was out of town for work,) “How aboutContinue reading “A Fun Winter Escape to Great Wolf Lodge in Lake Delton, Wisconsin”