I have assembled a travel bucket list over the past couple of years because it is in my 40's when I first realized my love of travel. Maybe it's because I realize that time is fleeting or it's my oldest daughter and her wanderlust that pushed me outside of my boundaries. Can you… Continue reading Where Do You Wanna Go?
A few years ago, Anna and I talked about going on a girls trip after she graduated high school. Kind of a Gilmore Girls-ish style getaway before Anna went away to college. I don't remember exactly when we started talking about it but over the past two years, it became less talk and more action.… Continue reading California….On a Kari and Anna Budget
Last year I took the summer off from writing because I wanted to be present in my summer parenting. This summer, I am on the fence about that. I have a big summer planned and yes, I plan on being present for all of it. But I am discovering (through therapy) that writing is… Continue reading Love It or Hate It
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
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
Full disclosure: I wrote this title a week before we left to go on vacation. It was a witty title and as you know, those are hard to come by. So I wrote the title, pressed the Save Draft button and off I went to my normal non-blog writing summer life. In fact, I have… Continue reading What Happens in Vegas Stays In Salt Lake City
For spring break this year, we got to get the hell out of dodge and go to Destin Florida. I honestly don't know how exactly we landed on Destin. I do know that our oldest daughter didn't want to go anywhere "lame" which leaves a lot for interpretation because me being the travel nerd that… Continue reading I “Found Myself” in Florida