So long since I last shared on here. And, it seems that I only have been sharing trips/vacations when I do write.  I want to try and post more here but for now I want to share a recent trip to Colorado last month that I took with my oldest two kids. It was something I had never done before and looking back I think it was good for them and for me. Different things to focus on than when the whole family is together- both good and otherwise.

The day before we were supposed to leave I didn’t know if I was going to make the trip or not. Jaiden was pretty sick and I kept going back and forth on whether it would be in his best interest to get on a plane and travel 3/4s of the way across the US.

Well we made the trip and here are some of my favorites from it.

Garden of the Gods was a highlight.



celebrated my 31st birthday with a hike, shopping and good foodhrhDilKtS+qeZOrygAAJ0QIMG_3352

one more hike before boarding the plane…OK+f2IDKQLeuiuvIlBEtWwOHbNEQ+DTTCYjpB31ccYfQ

Day 5

There’s nothin like coming home, unpacking and sleeping in your own bed, is there?

Our last day was spent having a pancake breakfast with  everyone and then heading out to the  beach. The kids even got to go for a tube ride in the bay at high tide. And no beach day is complete without an epic sandcastle being built.

We had a really great week and lots of memories made. 

Just the 5 of us went out to dinner in wellfleet harbor and then out to ice cream. It was the cherry on top for the week!

Day 3

Wednesday started with a donut birthday breakfast for Joelle. Can’t believe she is 4!

We went on a bike ride but I got sick half way through and had to turn back. The rest of the day I spent sick with the stomach bug in the camper. The rest of the group rode to Coast Guard Beach, and stopped for lunch along the way.

Day 2

The day started with a slow morning hanging at the campsite then having french toast for breakfast with friends. It was an overcast sky when we left but then it ended up being perfect.

We ended the day with a steamer, sweet corn and lobster dinner with everyone at the site.

Eclipse Day

Day one- 
We arrived Sunday evening and set up our site. 

Monday morning we went to get our sand permit. While we were waiting for inspection a friendly lady gave us a few pairs of glasses to watch the eclipse. Perfect beach day and so neat to see the eclipse. 

Hello again

October was the last time I wrote, seems like so long ago but yet it went so quickly. The kids have had more than their share of sickness this past winter season and we are more than ready for Spring to arrive.

We visited Florida in January as a family of 5 and now looking back on our time spent there really makes us yearn for the warm sun on our faces that much more.