Marriage Building

There are many things that will test your marriage. Your children being sick, changing a flat, traveling with children and learning a new skill are all things that we experienced and witnessed over the past week a few more than once. As the old adage goes: “what doesn’t kill you or you don’t kill your…

The Good Stuff Farm-New Waverly, TX

About a 40 minute drive north of The Woodlands, there is a beautiful little house with a huge wrap around porch where you can sit in a rocking chair and watch the flowers grow. Our fun group of friends arrived early to get the history of how The Good Stuff Farm came to be. Jana…

Beach Day Trip and Hometown visit

I never knew what an amazing beach we had until we had kids. Growing up, when we visited the coast we came to go crabbing in the shallow areas under bridges, fishing off a very long pier or to visit the market for fresh fish and crabs. I don’t ever remember playing in the sand…

Fourth of July Weekend 2021

Road trips with kids are not for the weary. Our second trip in our newly acquired recreational vehicle (RV) has been very memorable to say the least. We planned on traveling northwest to the beautiful hill country where the Guadalupe River winds through small towns and is shaded by giant cypress trees. What is normally…

Music Camp and Good Friends

The girls attended music camp this past week and enjoyed every minute of it. Last year we discovered this music camp from a friend and it was such a welcoming place of normal in the midst of a weird 2020. Healthy snacks, friends and learning music are exactly what my girls needed. They were both…

Father’s Day Baptism for Nicholas

This year of 2021 has been dedicated to St. Joseph by the Catholic Church. Joseph was a big contender for the name of our first born son. It was fitting that Nicholas’ baptism fell on Father’s Day and at Mass we consecrated ourselves to Jesus’ foster father and pray to him throughout the year and…

Maiden Voyage to the Beach

Tent camping has always been one of our favorite ways to relax and enjoy each other. The more remote and without amenities, the better. “Roughing it” just made our adventure more exciting. The variables of bad weather were just part of it. We are officially glampers and I couldn’t be more excited. Ryan and I…

The New Adventure Wagon

As happy as I was with my minivan, I knew it wouldn’t last. Those sliding doors and stow and go seating were so convenient. But a minivan cannot tow our rolling home towards our next adventure. We have been wanting an RV for over five years now. We have been researching different rigs to figure…

Pentecost to Memorial Day 2021

It must be divine providence that our Bishop lifted the mask and social distance mandate of the churches right before Pentecost. We enjoyed a wonderful mass full of loud voices and smiling faces. After mass we enjoyed the fellowship we had been missing for over a year. It has finally felt as if things are…

A week of rain May 2021

Monday was rainy and not very productive. We watched shows and tried to nap here and there. We did get a big surprise brought home that I will share more about at a later date. Tuesday the girls had their last day of gymnastics. Norah wanted to wear a leotard too. We do not have…