Road Trip Wonders

Since moving to Illinois 18 years ago, we have made the trip back to Nebraska several times. A few times to visit, for my bridal shower, for my cousin’s bridal shower, and Brayden’s first trip when he was 18 months old. It’s a 12 hour trip because Iowa is just in the way! ha! We started out Wednesday and made it to Omaha to stay the night, then drove the final 4 hours Thursday morning.

The kids were complete rock stars for this trip. Not a lot of complaining, lots of snacks, lots of movies, and tons of one liners from the kids that I am still laughing about. They were all about swimming at the hotel so we did that twice. They had such a good time! But if I had to hear “can we go to the pool?” one more time after I had already said YES, my head was going to explode! ha!


The reason for the trip was not the most fun, but we did manage to make some memories. As hard physically and emotionally as this was, I am so glad that we could be there for my uncle and my cousin. We got to see a LOT of people that we hadn’t seen in a long time and catch up with everyone. However, as Dorothy says, there’s no place like home.

Now that we are home, I am picking up where I left off last week with some posts, some organization, laundry, meal planning, and enjoying the nicer weather that is headed this way. The kids did great traveling and now Kenley wants to drive to the beach. We may have started something bad with the road trip!


Quality Resale from Moxie Jean

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An Emotional Rollercoaster

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Leftover Easter Egg Salad

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NCAA® March Madness Bingo

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FinalFourPack #CollectiveBias Coca-Cola is a corporate champion of the NCAA. I love sports and love spending my weekends watching sports with family or friends. There is nothing better than a house full of people with some great food… 

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SoCozy for Kids

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Project 52: 11/52

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Read: For the Right Reasons

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Laundry Room/Office Space Reveal

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Things I Love Lately

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Project 52: 10/52

This picture doesn’t show much. It shows one of my favorite scarves, that I was sitting in the car (parked!), and that we had a fun filled day yesterday with my mom and sister. It doesn’t correctly show the circles under my eyes from a rough week of morning routine (thanks Daylight Savings Time) and… 

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