Our Zion Ponderosa and Zion National Park Vacation!

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I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by!!  Here in Louisiana we have just three weeks until school starts again.  This summer we spent half our summer vacation time in Utah.  If you haven’t ever been to Utah, I highly recommend a visit! After a two-day road trip we started our vacation at… [read more]

On to Zion! Road Trip Recap

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It is images like this that make a 24 hour car ride with 3 small children bearable for me. Texas Wind Farm  I am absolutely captivated by the scenery when I drive on long road trips.  I was lucky to have The Husband driving this time so I could take some pictures. Two weeks ago… [read more]

Hiking for Babies to Remember Mom

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This summer it will be 2 years since my mom passed away.  While I am truly grateful she is no longer suffering, I do miss her.  I miss being able to call her and ask her advice about childrearing–she had 12 of her own children.  My kids, who adored their “Grama Shell” miss visiting her… [read more]

Wordless Wednesday: Hello Spring!

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  Winter here in north west Louisiana is relatively mild.  We had just a couple days of light snow flurries.  Generally, it is just cold and gloomy. It is so wonderful to get outside and enjoy the warm, if a bit windy, weather!  When playing outside the other day and the boys both hopped in… [read more]

Our trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science!

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Hey all! I’m back!  Ya miss me? The family and I took an impromptu weekend vacation to Dallas, Texas.  I have an aunt there who I hadn’t seen for over a year.  She travels a lot so we packed up the kids and headed over for a little visit while she was in town. She… [read more]

Wordless Wednesday: Exploring at the Park

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Wordless Wednesday: Happy 4th Birthday, Little Brother!

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Happy First Birthday to Baby Z!

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Happy first birthday to my littlest man!   I cannot believe that a year has gone by since this little man came into our world!  And what a joyful year it has been.  Easy…no.  It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been wonderful nonetheless. This little baby boy has brought so much laughter, smiles, and love… [read more]

Candy Decorated Christmas Trees – Egg Allergy Friendly

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Finding holiday treats for kids with egg allergies can be a challenge.  For the last few years all I have wanted to do is decorate gingerbread houses with my kids.  But since they have egg allergies I never attempted it…until last year.  We were invited to our friends house to build gingerbread houses. My friend said… [read more]

Power Trains – Holiday Gift Guide Review

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. My son loves trains.  He has two different wood train sets that he enjoys playing with but he has been saying that he wanted a train like his grandma’s and grandpa’s. … [read more]

Bring the Family Together with Spin Master Games – Holiday Gift Guide

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Games are a fun way to bring the family together during the holidays. When my family gets together over the holidays we love to play games.  I’m not talking Chess, Risk, or Settlers of Catan kind of games.  We love games that involve lots of laughs and just a bit of us making fools of… [read more]

Healthy Eating Tools from EatSmart – EatSmart Kitchen Scales – Holiday Gift Guide

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Disclosure: I received the following product in exchange for this gift guide feature.  All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   The Holidays are upon us and I am loving every minute of it!   I love shopping, gift giving, family get together’s and lets not forget all that yummy food!  I love cooking and baking… [read more]

Listen in Style with iHome Disney Minnie Mouse Portable Stereo Speaker System – Holiday Gift Guide

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Disclosure: I received the following product in exchange for this gift guide feature.  All opinions expressed are honest and are my own. I was so excited when I got the opportunity to introduce you guys to our next Holiday Gift Guide feature from iHome eKids.  Not only is it SO adorable but I think this would make… [read more]

Storytime with Craigmore Creations – Review and Giveaway

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My kids love to be read to and I have found that the best time that works for us is right before bed time.  They get in their pajamas, brush their teeth and then we all sit down for  a story.  So when I was asked to review some new books from Craigmore Creations I… [read more]