Like any good road trip/family vacation, there are nuggets of joy tucked in amongst the agony of the drive, the "are we there yets?" and the hustle and bustle of traveling during the holidays. We've been able to see Eric's family, celebrate Christmas, and even Santa came and delivered his goods in our hotel room! … Continue reading Flow
While on our adventure from there to here, we made a stop at the Mall of America. We usually do when we are visiting the hubby's family in Minnesota. This thing is huge. When we pulled up, there was construction and I wondered aloud if they were fixing something. Eric mentioned that they were actually expanding. … Continue reading Loving and Loathing the Mall
As a mother of military kiddos, I often marvel at the idea of living in a small town, putting down roots, and having them grow up from kindergarten through 12th grade in the same school district. Does anyone do that anymore? It seems like it would be idyllic in some ways, a nice idea, but … Continue reading Big Time Small Town
We made a whirlwind surprise trip to Minnesota last week to visit Eric's family before his upcoming deployment! Flying with little kids is really not for the faint of heart - but we did it and we all survived! The flight there couldn't have been more perfect! As you can see, Jake was sleepy as … Continue reading Minnesota Madness!
One of the things packed into this crazy month before D-day is a whirlwind trip to Minnesota to visit with Eric's family. As I sit here on the plane I am feeling grateful that Hannah is snoring peacefully, Jake is (for the moment) thoroughly engrossed in a movie he has seen 5000 times. We planned … Continue reading Flying to Minnesota….