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There and Back Again: Part three – Dallas/Fort Worth

There and Back Again: Part three – Dallas/Fort Worth

We took most of a day to drive up to Dallas as we were in no hurry and wanted to enjoy the little things along the way.  Here is a picture from the road of a rainstorm heading our way.  It’s been a while since I have driven in a rain storm.  We don’t get...
There and Back Again: Part two – Danbury Lodge

There and Back Again: Part two – Danbury Lodge

After enjoying Galveston for two days, we packed up and headed to a retreat center that is owned by my parent’s church.  We spent the next five days relaxing, napping, fishing, swimming, making smores, going to an aquarium, and catching up on laundry.  Because I...
There and Back Again: Part one – Galveston

There and Back Again: Part one – Galveston

In late May, we took a trip to Texas to celebrate my little brother’s graduation from medical school and to reconnect and fellowship with my family.  It was such an amazing time for our family.  And, like every good homeschool mom (insert sarcasm), I turned it...

Getting the Most out of Theme Parks…for the Large Family

As you may know, we just took our family of seven kids ages eight months to eleven years old on a trip to California.  After the first (somewhat disappointing) day at Legoland we decided to be proactive on the two Disney days to make sure that the kids all felt like...