Tag Archives: travel with kids

You have HOW many?

“Wow…six kids huh? You guys figure out how that works yet?” Hardy.Har.Har. No, we’ve never heard that joke before. EV-ER. But I admit…unless you are very old school Catholic, Dutch or one of the Duggar’s…six is A LOT of kids these days. We both always wanted a big family. I remember an early conversation, over […]

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Just one more…

Starting over…being a new mommy one more time. This thought has been ping-ponging  around my brain a lot lately. NO! I’m not pregnant…ACK!  That stork gets shot down within a ten mile radius around here!! My oldest and two youngest are ten years apart, so I understand that feeling, but with several in between, I didn’t […]

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Eternally Mystic Pizza…

It was a gnarly gathering in a friends’ basement, lookin’ just deadly in my acid wash jeans, leg warmers and back-combed hair, I waited impatiently for the birthday treat to be served. No, not the cake…the pizza! Not home-made, not even from a restaurant. The kind that came in those green boxes from Kraft. The. […]

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Be the helpers…

Everyone will be writing about yesterdays tragedy in Boston, and why not? The fresh, raw pain is on our minds as we go about our daily tasks. In our hearts we pray for those families as we deal with the minutia of our jobs, our kids…the life we live. Just can’t write a funny story […]

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Mackie’s Pizza

Found a tattered white and pink t-shirt the other day while cleaning out my crawl space, there is a great story behind that shirt, so although I am NOT a hoarder…I kept it . Eight years ago we took ‘The Tribe’ to Europe on a six week whirlwind, backpacking tour. We let the kids choose […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.