Vacationing With 5 Kids…

Yeah, so it was nuts. But we had a lot of laughs along the way. And some tears…maybe from at least everyone once (including Clint and I). Sometimes I forget the reality that we have 5 kids that are 6 years apart in age, with the bottom 4 only being 3 1/2 years apart in…

Everything is Awesome!

Warning…slight photo overload in this post… Actually our boys have never seen the Lego Movie. I haven’t either for that matter. Since they cry through Wall-E and Cars we haven’t ventured too far into movie land. Nevertheless they are all addicted to Legos and one of the big reasons we headed to San Diego was…

And Flying….

So we took our first official family vacation last week. Like the kind where you pack bags, fly on an airplane and go somewhere fun. We’ve gone camping and backpacking and driven to Oklahoma but this was the first time as a family with Edric that we went somewhere out of state and not to…

Intro to Seoul- Changdeokgung Palace

There are four main palaces in Seoul, and this one is described as being the most beautiful of the four and the only one with a secret garden in the back. For over 250 years it served as the seat of government and the royal residence for a number of different kings. Changdeokgung means “Palace…

Yellowstone Day #5 (finally)

And so here we are more than 6 months after our actual trip and I am finally getting around to blogging about Day #5…oh well, at least I’m getting it done. We had a general plan on what we wanted to see that day but since we knew it was going to be our last…

Yellowstone Day #4

So this is almost 4 months after when we were actually there…But that happens. Again Day 4 was full of amazing views and breathtaking in every way, but there are a few funny stories to go along with the photos. First off, our journeys on this day took us Canyon, home of the Upper and…

Yellowstone Day 3

We ventured way north for day 3 of our time in Yellowstone. Mammoth Springs was our goal and after an early start and a few stops along the way to look at bears we made it into Mammoth. None of the bears were close and many friendly people let us look in their high powered…

Yellowstone Day 2

 Geysers, geysers, and more geysers. This was our geyser day in case you couldn’t tell. (WARNING A TON OF PHOTOS AHEAD, but I’ve narrowed it down from the 160 i took that day….) We loaded the boys up early from the cabin and started driving to Old Faithful. We made good time and pulled into…

Yellowstone Day 1

We had the awesome opportunity to spend a week in Yellowstone at the beginning of June (maybe that’s why I’ve been so lax on blogging this month, still in vacation mode). We had a great time, and while I could fill the blog with the 700+ photos I took, I will attempt to limit it…

Mommy next year….

We recently got to spend a few days in Glenwood Srings, Colorado. My husband’s cousin had a wedding in Grand Junction that we went to and on the way back we stopped for a couple of days. This trip was the first time Leighton was old enough to remember staying in a hotel. He thought…