camping, Family, Out West, Travel

Car Trouble in Paradise

After ONE YEAR (no kidding) of planning and preparation and a full week of packing, cooking and loading the camper, today was the day. Phones? Check. Maps? Check. TripTik? Check. National Park Pass? Check. Camper Hitched? Check. 8 Million Books to Read? Check. Full Tank of Gas? Check. LET'S GO! With a prayer for safe… Continue reading Car Trouble in Paradise

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Family, Kids, Travel

Hamilton at the Fox

  Hamilton May 26 and 27 Mom knew how much Emma loved listening to Hamilton and decided to take her to see it when it came to Atlanta.  She let me and Jack (who also enjoys it) tag along too. She and I conferred and she bought tickets and hotel accommodations in November. Saturday She… Continue reading Hamilton at the Fox

Maine Camping Trip, Travel

Road Trip to Acadia: Part Three

After taking a bit of a recovery day on our first full day in Acadia, we were ready to get out and explore on Day Two.  We had a fishing/sightseeing tour scheduled for 1:00, so we decided to drive up to Cadillac Mountain in the morning just to take in the views. The day was… Continue reading Road Trip to Acadia: Part Three

Family

The Beginning of the End

You know how Facebook has that thing where it shows you your memories from a year ago on that day? Mine have been very bittersweet lately. This time last year, Mom, my sister Sam and I drove down to Orlando to attend The Gospel Coalition Women's Conference.  I will never forget sitting down at our… Continue reading The Beginning of the End

Christian Living, Family

We alll want a Family

Jack and I were watching a show today about estate sales, and at the end of the show, the guy who was selling his parents' belongings commented on how hard it was to watch things he had grown up with being sold and carried out the door by strangers.  He said, "I still miss my… Continue reading We alll want a Family