Tag Archives: Travel

Last Minute Travel Plans & a Poem

Yesterday was a bit of a scramble, but when the dust settled, my sister that lives in Ohio and I had both booked tickets to fly home for Grandma’s funeral on Monday. I’ll be flying with Harvey (flights #1-#4, coming right up!), but I decided to leave Stella here in Colorado with her Dad for Father’s Day […]

Flying with a Little One

This post was supposed to go up 6 weeks ago, but then life happened, Jaime died, and it got lost in my drafts folder. I hope it’s useful to some of you out there reading, and I plan to do a new edition of it in a year or so when I have a few […]

Traveling = Happiness

I’ve had this post started in my drafts since last June, and there it has languished until now. Rebecca of Girl’s Gone Child had just posted about their first out-of-state family trip with all four kids, and beyond the great pictures, this line really struck me: I still have to download all the photos from The Cape […]

Wordless Wednesday – Pool Party Edition

The Monday Snapshot – The Highs & The Lows

We just had an awesome four days in Minnesota with my entire family, and I hope to get a chance to post more about that later, but in the meantime I’m cuddling in bed watching Curious George with my sickly, sad toddler. She’s got a raging fever (102.9), horrid cough, and obviously feels like crap. […]

Pocket Change

$467.52 Last week we made a trip to the local bank and found out that’s how much change we had in our jar that we put our pocket change into at the end of each day. This jar is always earmarked as “vacation money,” so even when times are super tight (like now), I refuse […]

The Monday Snapshot – St. Louis Edition

We just got home this afternoon after spending the last 5 days in St. Louis visiting Charlie’s extended family and my blog friends. It’s been a whirlwind of a trip, but it was SO much fun. More details later, but here is a quick shot of my fam at the arch on Sunday morning! ***** This […]

Back Into the Swing of Things

Wow. I have posted 3 times in the past two weeks, and they were all a paragraph or less of text. That is a (low) record for me. For nearly three years, I’ve been averaging 5 posts per week, but life…. LIFE man… it has just gotten away from me lately. I just posted a […]

Traveling and Prayers

Sorry for the lack of posting lately – life has been insane, and it’s all I can do to keep up with reading and commenting here and there from my phone! I just got everything packed for our Minnesota trip for my sister’s wedding (which starts tomorrow at 6am and we’ll be gone for 1o […]

The Monday Snapshot – URL to IRL Edition

A couple of weeks ago a few of my blogger friends were on Twitter at the same time, and it got mentioned that No Baby Ruth would be stateside in Chicago for a week. After a flurry of people saying “let’s get together!” – an impromptu blogger meetup was scheduled. Three of the ladies live in the […]

Memorable Moment Monday – Water Baby Edition

Stella has been quite the water baby this past week of vacation (which we are still on – I just had a minute to post and I’m off the computer again – crazy!). We spent Thursday and Friday in the pool at my parent’s house, and we spent Sunday on the Mississippi River. We still […]

Travel Abroad

The #1 activity I love to do – alone, with friends, or with family – is to travel. I love it. Loooove it. My first time on an international flight was during the summer I was 18, when I flew to Europe for an Ambassadors of Music tour (a choir and a band comprised of a […]

Blogorado 2011

This will be short and sweet because I’m sure the other ladies will be writing better recaps than I ever could.  That being said, you should know that my last four days were spent hanging out with five of the most amazing women I’ve ever met, and I mean that from the bottom of my […]

Just Hangin’ with some Babes…

After the debacle of a day that was Friday, we finally made it to MN only an hour or so later than originally planed. Thank God United Airlines made it happen for us! On the other hand, American Airlines is going to get an earful from me. So far it has been a packed couple of […]

Just one of those days…

My husband and I really do not have the best of luck with flightswhenever we travel together, and by that, I mean it is always aconstant shit show of delayed flights, misconnects, sleeping inairports (usually on our anniversary), and spending way to much moneyat Lefty's Mile High bar in Concourse B. Well, maybe that last […]

Phew…so there I was…

Okay… so so so much to write about, but thanks to freakin Qwest screwing up our internet and deciding that they can’t come fix it until this Friday, I don’t have a whole lot of time to write. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this. Our trip to St. Louis was awesome (we were gone […]

The Bestest Brother!

So now that I’ve done a post about my sisters, I figured it was time to highlight my brother. 🙂 He’s 9 years younger than me (the youngest of 5 and I’m the oldest of the 5), but thankfully we’re very close! We both worked for my Dad in the summers for a few years, […]

Wordless Wednesday – He’s Coming Home!

Off to drive a couple of hours to the airport. 16 days at a time is too damn long… 

Thinkin’ of my Hubby tonight…

The bulleted breakdown of our last few days of hellacious travel… and it will still be longer than most of you will want to read, but that’s okay, because it’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to! Believe me, I’ve become a pro at that over the past few days. *Friday – Receive […]

Home Sweet (Minnesota) Home

Well, we made it!! After 1100 miles and nearly 18 hours of driving, we pulled into Mom & Dad’s driveway at 6:30 last night and promptly started drinking with my siblings. What can I say? We missed each other! Left to right: brother, sister’s boyfriend, sister, hubby, Mom My 22 year old sis and I…  […]

A Lonely 2ww…

In about an hour, I’m bringing C up to the airport and he’s off to AZ for eight days. A good friend of his from high school is losing his place (sad deal), so C is going to help him pack…and probably play a couple rounds of golf and drink a few dozen beers together. […]

6 Years

Last night I was sitting at work and checked my watch and it said 8:30pm. Flash back six years ago… December 1st, 2004, 8:30pm… I was rolling into town, scared and excited and fairly delirious after driving 1,100 miles (including through a white-out blizzard on Vail Pass), wondering what in the hell I was doing… […]

Day 13 – photo of fav movie & a band that’s gotten me through

Day 13 → a photo of one of your favorite movies. Love this movie. Love the music. Love. It. Before we went to the show in Paris (in 2004). It was AWESOME. My then-boyfriend actually got called up on stage during the show!!  Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through […]

Day 5 – A photo that makes me laugh & something I hope to do in life.

Day 05 → a photo that makes you laugh. My husband hates dressing up for Halloween, but two years ago I talked him into it (I went as a Greek Goddess & he was a Greek God). Well, after after a few beers and shots, he really got into it. At this point, he had […]

Day 4 – A photo of a place I’d like to visit and something I need to forgive someone for

Day 04 → a photo of a place you’d like to visit. Santorini Island off the coast of Greece.  C and I wanted to visit Greece & France on our Honeymoon, but thanks to an abysmal exchange rate between the Euro and the USD at that point, it was impossible to go for as long […]