You didn’t throw your kid a party?!?!!!?? What tha….?

My daughters birthdays are a day apart, a great time to celebrate but we skipped the party and went to the beach. I am not saying I will never throw my children a birthday party. I love a great party! I love get-togethers. I love being with friends and family. There is not just one…

Camping in the piney woods

 The weather was perfect for our first camping trip with kids. My father-in-law has entered his retirement as a RV expert. He and his wife invited us to spend the Lavor Day weekend lakeside. Camping has turned into the dreaded “glamping” that is equivalent to giving in and buying a minivan for Ryan and I….

Summer Vacation, Remembering my Dad and running out of gas

I use to hate the roosters that would wake me up every morning. They were annoying, embarrassing, and straight up mean! I was born in Lufkin, Texas, population about 35,000, known for piney woods and lying just west of the largest man made lake in Texas. My husband was also born and raised in Lufkin. Now…