Educational Fun in Waco, Texas

There is a lot to discover and experience for families that will make your trip to Waco, Texas fun and educational. Waco has recently been a popular place to visit for fans a HGTV design show called ‘Fixer Upper.’ Co-stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines have used their talents of construction and design to revitalize neighborhoods…

East Texas Lakes July 4th

It’s just not July Fourth without hanging out in a body of water. We spend the weekend in our hometown which is commonly know as East Texas or the Piney Woods. The Angelina National Forest and Lake Sam Rayburn are the best part of living in this area, especially if you are outdoorsy like my…

My favorite things for Camping

Our family goes camping year round. During the summer months we camp in areas that are more north. Last year we camped the Grand Canyon with an eight year old, six year old and a five month old baby. We added a few more travel necessities to our list that are a must have for…

Lake Houston Wilderness Park Tent Camping

When I think of camping, my goal is to get out of the city away from the hustle and bustle. Imagine my surprise when we found an amazing camping spot only 30 minutes from our home in The Woodlands. Lake Houston Wilderness Park is the only overnight camping park in the Houston Parks and Recreation…

Lake Livingston Holiday

The holidays have become more sentimental for me. Perhaps it is the adding of another year, the adding of another child or another year that my dad is not with us. My mom is traveling overseas for Christmas so we decided to skip presents and gift ourselves with a long weekend at the lake. I…

Camping the Grand Canyon, three kids in August

I read that the Grand Canyon gets on average sixteen inches of rain per year, it is the desert. Lucky us, we tent camped three days in which it rained every night with a downpour on the first night. Lesson to my frugal husband, our fifteen year old tent will not be waterproof and Amazon…

Summer Road Trip Day One

Eleven hours of driving and we are still in Texas. We had high hopes of making it to Carlsbad, New Mexico, but we had even higher hopes of making this trip memorable and stress free. We downloaded this app that shows you points of interest along your route which made for some fun and interesting…

Guadalupe State Park

Ryan had a work meeting out of town and we decided that we would tag along last minute. I don’t see how couples can be apart weeks or months at a time. My husband just planned to be gone one night. We threw some things in the car, loaded the girls up and drove four…