Though we were able to take a few short trips - San Antonio, New Orleans, Tampa, and Brenham - and two longer trips to Croatia and Scotland in 2022, we did not make it to all the places we had hoped we would. For 2023, we have set some tenacious travel goals. Will we be able to make it happen?
Read more to see our 2023 travel goals.
Books are a huge deal in our house. My personal stash includes more books than I care to admit (i.e. more books than I can possibly read in my lifetime). And we have a great collection of children's books for Emmett. Each year after Christmas, when I take down the Christmas decorations, I also box up the Christmas books to be pulled out again the following year. And each year, I add more Christmas books to Emmett's collection. This list includes some of our favorites, as well as some we are gifting him this year.
Click "read more" to See my list of favorite children's Christmas books.
For the past year and a half, we've been saying that "once the weather was nice," which in Texas is about 6 days in the fall and about 6 days in the spring, we would go tent camping with the new tent I bought Marvin for his first Father's Day. Finally, this past weekend, we headed to Fredericksburg, TX, to break out the new tent and spend some time outdoors.
Read more to see a packing list, a sample camping menu, and tips for camping with kids and dogs.
Emmett's birthday party this year was much more low-key than last year's party. This year, we utilized the pool instead of coming up with games and we kept the menu simple. With the help of our family and friends, it was still loads of fun, and Emmett had a great time (though he gets shy when he's in the spotlight).
Read more to See a complete list of the foods and decorations we used for Emmett's "Oh, TWOdles" Birthday Party!
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