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…

Yaya Summer Camp 2020

Every summer since Mia was about four years old, my mom has taken her and her cousin for three days of good old fashioned spoiling. Mia is not usually brave enough to stay with my mom on her own, but when her big cousin is there she has the courage of a lion. I usually…

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…

The Sanctuary Blueberry Farm, Montgomery Texas

Nothing screams summer quite like blueberries. We were so excited to find this awesome blueberry farm only a thirty minute drive north of our house. We saw a friend post about this beautiful place and we spent Memorial Day picking blueberries at Sanctuary Blueberry Farm on an unseasonably cool afternoon. The farm uses only organic…

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…

My husband is Catholic

Before we got married I told him that we needed to raise our children Catholic because it was the only map I had to help our children grow up to become good humans. It never occurred to me that he would desire the same path. It never occurred to me that he would become Catholic….

And baby girl makes three

This morning I made a double batch of pancakes to get us through the end of the week. I even was able to breastfeed while pouring batter. The girls helped with chores and we even made time for a little photoshoot. Three little girls + my obsession for photos = Photo Blogs, you’re welcome! Yesterday…

Minimal Baby Essentials

I have done all the nesting and all the Kondo-ing I can possibly stand. I am 38 weeks pregnant and really only need the baby. Since we do not know the gender it makes it pretty easy to be prepared. We have unisex outfits, diapering and a place for baby to sleep. Since the baby…

Dear Third Child

Dear Baby, Just in case you needed documentation, you are so loved already! I just want you to know this because I may not get around to getting pictures printed and hung of you for a while. I probably won’t get random handprint keepsakes as a baby, unless your oldest crafty sister decides to do…

Faith, Family and Homeschool

I talked myself into believing that I was satisfied with two kids. They were beautiful and healthy and I should be happy for what God had given me and my husband. As a young girl I had always imagined myself with four or even six children, I enjoyed the thought of a big family. But…