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March 2019 Goals // A new website, Spring Break plans, and an excellent food photography course. Checking in on February and setting goals for March 2019. Well, February was a blur. January seemed to drag, and February was here and gone and felt like a second long. March is here and we are four days […]

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January was a tough month. I am so grateful that it is over and that we can put it behind us. The shutdown took a toll on us and was so stressful. It really made me evaluate some things and it also really made me homesick for the Coast Guard community. We got our official […]

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Kid Friendly Travel: Morocco – What to do, what to see, and where to go with kids in Marrakech. Have fun in the souks, sleep under the stars and camels! A few weeks before we were getting ready to go to Marrakech a friend of ours had just returned. Her tales made me a little […]

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Hey ’19. You’re probably too young to get the Steely Dan reference, but Happy New Year anyway! When I was thinking about this post and what I was going to write about, I felt like I didn’t do anything in 2018. When I went through my posts and pictures and looked at what I’d accomplished […]

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Best Christmas Markets Tips in Germany and France. What to see, buy, and eat! Christmas in Stuttgart, Esslingen, Ludwigsburg, Colmar, and Frankfurt. I had heard of a Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) before we moved to Germany, but I didn’t really know a Christmas Market until I went to my first one last year. If you remotely […]

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December 2018 Goals – Goal Setting Using Lara Casey Powersheets – Setting and working towards goals for December and checking in on November’s goals. Hello, December. We are already into the second week of December and I am just getting this up. That should tell you how the last few weeks have been. Super fun, […]

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I’ve written many times about our Christmas Eve book tradition. Each year, I give the kids a Christmas book with a little note and the date inside. There is also an extra book that also gets the year inside, and that one is for the house. Each child gets their own book and when they […]

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Best Gifts for Tween and Teen Boys. Lots of ideas and price ranges for gifts for the boys in your life. Teenage boys can be really hard to shop for. I could buy a million gifts for my daughter in no time at all, but my teenage and tween sons take a lot more thought […]

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