Category Archives: family trips

how to travel. with a toddler. and not get frustrated.

these days it’s pretty hard to travel anywhere without a lot of TO DO. there is so much more that goes into going places than when it was just me. or just me and the spouse. the trips i have … Continue reading

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handerpants, a milk guitar, & santa the terrorist

ah, christmas. it’s a time of family togetherness, sheer insanity at the mall and babies tearfully wondering why their parents are placing them on the lap of a fat, bearded stranger. i mean, it is kind of cruel. but we … Continue reading

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holidays & a birthday in kansas

i thought i’d wait until it had been exactly one month since i last posted, but what the hey…. we had a lovely christmas. and new year’s. and i’d love to share it with you. but instead of talking, i … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach & shamu – part 3

my favorite part of our trip was something we didn’t necessarily plan. the husband got super excited about taking us to seaworld on the last day we were in florida (a big thank you to sweet friends who got us … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach and shamu – part 2b

ah, the beach. the smell of saltwater in the air (i swear i could smell it when we got off the plane in orlando) and the sound of the ocean – are there much sweeter, simpler pleasures in life? it … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach and shamu – part 2a

so, as it turns out, babygirl is a total water rat. the first day we were in daytona beach, we took the girl to the pool, figuring we’d start there and then introduce her to the ocean. the resort we … Continue reading

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the heat, the beach and shamu – part 1

branson to austin austin to college station then on to plantersville, then magnolia back to austin fly to orlando orlando to daytona beach daytona to st. augustine, then back daytona to orlando orlando to austin austin to branson. the end … Continue reading

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