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Family, Humor, Travel

Smothered, Covered, Chopped-Florida Spring Break Part Two

    I mentioned in part one the traffic hell we experienced on the road to Destin. Just after the Alabama rooster incident, Ella got car sick and had "sick" all over her clothes. Thank God she had layers on (us Midwesterners, always ready), so we literally stripped her down in an abandoned parking lot, … Continue reading Smothered, Covered, Chopped-Florida Spring Break Part Two

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Family, Humor, Travel

Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

  Before I start our story, we need to address the traffic on the way to Florida by me telling you this: don't drive to Florida. Seriously. If you are even thinking about it, stop. Stop now. Because this is what awaits you: Lots and lots of that. To be clear, I live in the… Continue reading Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

Chicago, Life, Photography

Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

This past weekend was absolutely stunning. Sunny, crisp but not cold, perfect for November. It was the first weekend without any soccer or cheer obligations since summer so we decided to celebrate. By getting in our automobile. And sitting in traffic. But it was worth it because we got really good greasy food. Really, all… Continue reading Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

Family, Humor, Travel

Return to Snake Island-Cedar Point Vacation 2015

  We got to go on a little family getaway last week to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio last week. What is Cedar Point, you ask? Well, it is only THE best amusement park in the Midwest, one could even argue the best amusement park in the USA really. The self-proclaimed "rollerCOAST" because Cedar Point… Continue reading Return to Snake Island-Cedar Point Vacation 2015

Family, Humor, Life, Photography, Summer, Travel

My Love Letter to the South

[spacer height="20px"] For the past two years, my mom and dad have lived in Chattanooga Tennessee. It has come to my attention that some of my posts about traveling have convinced people to actually VISIT these places. Which makes me happy on so many levels!! First of which is that people are actually reading my… Continue reading My Love Letter to the South

Family, Humor, Life, Motherhood, Photography, Summer

Summer So Far 2014

"Summer" in our home usually starts around the time the kids get out of school. Never when the calendar says "Summer" officially starts. Kind of like how "Fall" doesn't officially start until the end of September but really feels like it starts the moment the girls step on the bus. The fun of "Summer" gets… Continue reading Summer So Far 2014

Chicago, Christmas, Family, Humor

Christmas Bucket Lost = I Still Have Garretts Popcorn on the Floors of my Backseat. Three Weeks Later.

This blog post was originally published on the Chicago Parent website where I am a regular contributor Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year. But sometimes in the quest to make Christmas special and well, Christmasy, we tend to overdo. So I decided to make a simple list of things I wanted… Continue reading Christmas Bucket Lost = I Still Have Garretts Popcorn on the Floors of my Backseat. Three Weeks Later.