Life and Adventures with Kids


That Pesky Christmas Hangover

That Pesky Christmas Hangover

Anyone else wake up today with a Christmas hangover? This type of hangover is unrelated to beverages, although those certainly don’t help! I’m talking about that feeling when you wake up, look around your house and wonder where the heck you are going to put […]

When everyone is fighting it’s time to take a hike

When everyone is fighting it’s time to take a hike

We’ve been home from the epic road trip for almost a month now, and today was the first hike we’ve done since we’ve been back. It reminded me that we really need to get out more. Today was so chaotic and everyone was annoyed it seemed. I […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 10.

Our first morning here in Colter Bay was a bit a gloomy, but we managed to find a little adventure anyways. It was our first full day in the Tetons, so we relaxed and wandered the trails around our cabin area. We played in the […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 7.

We started our last day in Rocky Mountain National Park by being ‘those people”. My husband was slightly embarrassed and my kids were annoyed but we did manage to get one semi decent iconic photo with the park sign. Our plan for the day was […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 6.

Well today was as close to perfect as it gets when traveling with small children. Somedays it all goes to crap, but then you have those days when the sun is shining and you are just living your best life. Today was a good one. […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 5.

Jake is here! I am so happy to have some adult conversation again! The girls are pretty excited as well. We woke up super early to pick up Jake, his flight landed at 7:15am. The drive was so beautiful with the sun coming up through […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 4.

We finally made it to the mountains! I can’t even tell you. Finally. We only spent 4 hours in the car today, and it was broken up in small chunks here and there. It was practically luxurious. When I told Liv that we didn’t have […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 2 & 3

Driving. Driving for miles. We’ve covered approx 1200 miles so far. Driving hasn’t been too bad, I’m just done with it at this point. That’s fine because we are just outside of Denver and tomorrow should actually be less driving and more exploring. Praise be. […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 1.

It’s finally here! I’ve been planning our three week trek west for months and it felt so far away until just last night. It’s been far from perfect, but we’ve had fun and so far I’ve only made the kids cry a few times. It’s […]

How hard to push your kids?

Always in the back of our brains as parents is the question, “how hard do I push my kid?”. And often this is a priority question when we are out on our adventures. I’m not sure that I’m any good at answering this. Yesterday I […]