Life as I knew it…

I  never thought I would be so excited to visit a train museum.

That is, until my darling son Choo-choo came along.

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Most, if not all, of our short day trips or even longer vacations include Continue reading “Life as I knew it…”

About that weekend vacation… (Part 2)

So, you already know the first few days of last weekend, when Diesel, Choo-choo and I were on our last camping trip of the year. Here’s the rest of the story:

The Seriously Ugly:

Because I was sobbing, Choo-choo began sobbing. “Why are you crying, Mommy?” he asked between sobs. I couldn’t even answer him.

Sick child

It was such a big mess in that truck with me crying, Choo-choo crying, and Diesel silently fuming. Then Continue reading “About that weekend vacation… (Part 2)”

About that weekend vacation… (Part 1)

So, remember how I told you about the awful ending to our weekend? Well, here are all those details you wanted:

The Good:

Things started off well before we even left. Diesel had the whole trip planned out, which is a huge deal. I like having vacations scheduled to the hour or even minute. Diesel, on the other hand, is a free spirit when it comes to travel. He likes to be as spontaneous as possible. The fact that he had an activity planned for us every day of this trip was amazing!

With help from both of our parents, we were packed and ready in less time than normal. Nearly stress-free, too, which was Continue reading “About that weekend vacation… (Part 1)”

End of the weekend update

So, Diesel, Choo-choo, and I returned home from our last camping trip of the year a few short hours ago now. I’m too tired to give details just yet, but I can say Continue reading “End of the weekend update”

Train rides and swirly slides

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Choo-choo, Diesel, and I had a super fun family day yesterday. In celebration of Choo-choo doing better with his potty training, my husband and I took him to another train museum a few hours away from us.

It was all our kid had talked about for the past three days. He asked about going every night and again in the morning. He asked if we were there yet the entire drive despite many assurances we weren’t even close. Choo-choo just could not contain his excitement.

Once there, we Continue reading “Train rides and swirly slides”

A shining light in the storm

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Lighthouses have played a big role in my life with Diesel. He proposed to me on top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina. We were married just over a year later next to the Little Sable Point Lighthouse in Michigan. Choo-choo’s very first “vacation” was to a lighthouse in the winter, when I was only two months pregnant with him.

Diesel and I have visited nearly every single lighthouse or light station in Continue reading “A shining light in the storm”