Road Trip 2013 – Smoky Mountains

The last week of summer is among us, and we’ve just returned from our semi-annual trek to the Smoky Mountains.   Instead of making a pit-stop in Atlanta again, we decided to bust it straight through to Wears Valley, TN where we rented a cabin. We like Wears Valley because it avoids all of the […]

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When in Rome…

Luke and I recently returned from an adventure in Italy.  Planes, trains, metros and miles and miles of walking on cobblestone streets and I’m confident we hit every major site. The first thing we considered is how confident we were that the kids wouldn’t have made it a day there.  With no English television channels, […]

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Spring Break 2013

For the first time in years, Aidan and I had Spring Break the same week!  We didn’t waste any time making the most of things… Canoeing – Hillsborough River  On the first day of Spring Break, we all loaded into a canoe and hit the Hillsborough River. We saw alligators, all kinds of amazing birds, […]

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Goodbye summer…

While I may get a little stressed as summer approaches and scheduling takes a turn, I always get sorrowful when it comes to an end.  I’m convinced this summer went by faster than any other, seriously. Earlier in the year, we decided not to take an extended trip.  Instead, Luke took some time off work […]

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Summertime Chillin’

Well, summer has officially started and we’ve officially made it through a few weeks without the regular school schedule.  The extra hour has significantly reduced the morning chaos! This summer, we kept Skye enrolled at Bright Horizons as an easy transition from preschool to a more “camp” type of atmosphere.  She’s having a blast doing […]

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Spring Break 2012

Aidan’s Spring Break was met with much Disney magic… Three days, in fact. We ventured over to Orlando and visited Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Downtown Disney.  We even had time for a character breakfast at the hotel with Pluto and Goofy in attendance for all of the screaming kids’ enjoyment.  We decided to try out […]

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Great Smoky Mountains Adventure – 2011

This year’s trek to the Great Smoky Mountains was amazing, as always… a week of relaxing in a cabin overlooking the national park can hardly be beat! The Odyssey proved once again to be the ultimate comfort machine for our family as we took to the road and hit Atlanta for an overnight pit stop. […]

Summer Fun

I finally wrapped up this year’s schedule of fun for summer and am very excited, if I do say so myself… School will get out for Aidan in a few weeks, so I want to try and keep him out and about so he doesn’t end up lounging around all day watching television and playing […]