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  • Travel


    To be home (not planning on solo travel with the kids anytime soon. Maybe when everyone is 8 or older.) To be done with making pies (why yes, that is a link to my…

    November 25, 2021
  • Travel

    Day 3: Duke Gardens etc

    Duke Gardens: beautiful but definitely cold. We followed this adventure up with hot chocolate from Parker & Otis. G managed to spill most of hers (after we had already walked a distance back to…

    November 24, 2021
  • Travel

    Day 2: Hunkering Down Etc

    Yesterday included a couple of kid-meltdowns (being real here!) but the kids got to spend time with Aunt Bec, grandparents + baby M, so I would call it a win. We are going to…

    November 23, 2021
  • Travel

    Made it!

    Plane travel was about 385374 times easier than I remember it. However, flying back by myself w/ the 3 will still be a challenge. Hopefully we can consolidate luggage. For future trips I’m hoping…

    November 21, 2021
  • Travel

    FLL -> RDU

    AHH! First family travel in forever. (FLL = Fort Lauderdale, our preferred airport because it’s closer and about 37434 times less chaotic than MIA) (RDU = Raleigh Durham, the airport I’ve probably flown into…

    November 20, 2021
  • Travel

    Hi! Very Much Alive . . .

    I am still alive! It was a rough week, thanks to my robust immune reaction to the COVID booster (perhaps added to by the flu shot I received in the other arm). In retrospect,…

    October 15, 2021
  • Travel

    Vacation Log Continued

    Might as well keep this going! Yesterday a commenter asked if I bring/use my planner(s) on vacation. The answer is YES. I do a daily page, mostly to remember and appreciate the fun things…

    August 6, 2021
  • Travel

    Amelia Island Day 2

    30 minute HIIT (Josh ran) Beach Screens (including Olympics + the movie Cast Away which Annabel did not tolerate but Cameron loved) Finished 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Tasty’s Fresh Burgers + Ice cream…

    August 5, 2021
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    Vacation Template

    Yesterday’s template (which may be similar to today’s): 7 AM: Kids up (because G cannot seem to sleep much later, sadly!) Slow breakfast / hang out 9 AM: Beach 11 AM: Pool 12:30 PM:…

    August 4, 2021
  • Travel


    Made it! First trip longer than a long weekend (this trip was great but very short!) in 2 years. Even with CV19 rates approaching “severe”, I am glad we went. We really needed a…

    August 3, 2021