Week 20: More Sleep Needed in Sleeping Bear Dunes

We spent most of week 20 on our family vacation in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It was an amazing week filled with fun activities, time outdoors and living life a little slower and simpler. ¬†We biked, we hiked, we kayaked and we beached. It was exactly what we wanted from a family vacation. The weather was beautiful with most…

Vacation Planning

This last week we vacationed in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. If you like being outdoors, being active, beautiful scenery and perfect weather this place is for you. If planning vacations was a hobby, I swear it would be mine. I have been known to plan trips that we have yet to take or maybe will never take. I enjoy…

Week 19: Last Days and Vacation!

This week the boys had their last days of their current programs before the school year starts. Chase finished with camp and Shane had his last day of daycare and he will soon start Pre-K. This summer has really flown by and I will say the same about the last four and a half years that Shane has spent at…

18 in 2018 Revisited

Well, we are over half way through the year, and Baby L has definitely¬†reprioritized my year. I thought it might be fun to go back to my original list and see how I was doing against the objectives I set for myself this year. Remember way back in December when I decided to pursue 18 key objectives for this year;…

Week 18: Baby L and I Make Big Decisions

Week 18 was filled with big decisions at work. To keep a fairly long story short, I have been in a pretty dynamic and challenging role for the last three years and decided that it was time for a change; a fresh start.¬† I am excited to say that this week I accepted a job offer for a new role…

Week 17: Work travel, water parks and banana bread

This week I realized just how close I am to being half way through this pregnancy and I now feel the sudden pressure to get some things figured out. We still have over 20 weeks left, but the first 17 weeks have flown by and with school starting in a month, I know that this second trimester will continue to…

Week 16: It’s a Boy (well…we are 95% sure…)

It’s a boy!….well, we are pretty sure it’s a boy! On Friday, I had my 16 week appointment, and let’s just say its good to know people who know people. A friend called in a favor to her Dr. friend, and she took an extra close look at my routine ultrasound. While not 100% certain, and we will find out…

Week 15: The Adventurous Week

Baby L had an adventurous week 15 hiking and kayaking in Arizona and then camping and boating later in the week when we met up with family in Bull Shoals. When we were in Arizona, I can honestly say that with the exception of my higher than normal heart rate when hiking, I wouldn’t have known that I was pregnant…

Anniversary Trip Part 2 (Day 4 and 5)

On day 4 of our trip, we decided to give our legs a little break from all the hiking but not until after Jason joined me for a fun 4 mile hilly run along a residential part of Sedona. Along with the heat and elevation…..all these hills will get you. After our run, shower and breakfast we headed to Clarkdale…

Anniversary Trip: Part 1 (Days 1-3)

As I type this, I am sitting on our hotel balcony overlooking the red rocks of Sedona. It’s 6:00am and its chilly enough that I am wearing long sleeves and long pants, but it’s perfect. To recap, this week Jason and I are on our 10 year anniversary trip. Jason planned this trip for us, and surprised me with the…