It’s fun to spend a weekend exploring somewhere new. We found lots to do on our short family camping trip in Wallace, Idaho. Just 45 minutes from home, we enjoyed exploring the historic town, hiking, sightseeing and adventuring.
Everyday princesses go on adventures, try new things, learn life skills, read lots of books and practice being respectful and kind. Here are some important things we teach our girls about being an everyday princess.
This summer my husband took our family adventures to a whole new level! Our recent road trip took us to the mountain trails in Ouray, Colorado. Before our family vacation, my husband carefully outfit our RZR off-road vehicle with harasses and seat belts for the whole family. Once in the mountains, we explored several of the easiest trail routes and saw some gorgeous views! Some parts were a bit bumpier than my kids preferred but they were troopers and they will hopefully remember some of these amazing adventures!
Our family road trip took us to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where we saw exhibits about dinosaurs, gems & minerals, an IMAX presentation on flight and visited the Planetarium. We also had fun at the museum’s interactive kid-focused Discovery Zone, a highlight of our visit!
What do you like to do when the weather gets warmer? Our family loves to travel and explore new places. Our recent family adventures took us down the coast of California, over to Colorado and back up to Coeur d’Alene Idaho. We visited some of our extended family in California and stayed in our toy hauler RV trailer, which makes traveling with kids so much easier. Our RV provides our kids comfortable spaces to nap after a shopping trip and a place to rinse off after a swim at the pool. We can also wake up in the morning and make a full breakfast, saving money and reducing the hassle of eating out with little kids. Here are some of the highlights from our California glamping road trip!
The best travel destinations are places for families to make memories, get some exercise and enjoy some good old family fun. Zion National Park is a great place to visit and go on a family hike. We enjoyed exploring the canyon paths, walking in the river and taking in the gorgeous views on all sides.
Meet American Girl Luciana Vega, a fun way to make learning about space fun for girls! Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars.
One of the trickiest things about traveling with young kids can be finding activities for them to enjoy. After a long day in the car my kids are ready to get out and run or do something fun! We recently visited the Seattle area in Washington state and we stayed near Tukwila’s Family Fun Center. This pacific northwest family travel destination has something for all ages. My younger kids enjoyed the kids rides and climbing on the massive play structure. Family Fun Center activities for older kids and teenagers include laser tag, bowling, the XD Theater Experience with different shows you can choose from, bumper cars, go karts and arcade games!
Our cold weather travels took us to the Seattle area for a few days. We stayed at the Comfort Suites hotel in Tukwila, WA which ended up being a great choice for our family because of the pool, hot breakfast and more!
Our wedding day was colorful, casual and attended by friends and family who knew us best. Just 20 years old, we planned our wedding as best we could right out of college; on a budget with a simple cake and decorations, a lovely dress from a bridal shop liquidation sale, flower bouquets I made myself, and my hairstyle, makeup and photos done by friends. Our wedding was perfect for our stage in life — and even more importantly, initiated our marriage which we’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years. In May 2018 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary and I can say with confidence that while our wedding was pretty, our marriage and family life have been even more lovely and meaningful. I feel very blessed. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to use my budget-friendly wedding dress (which still fits after 3 babies!) and take Trash the Dress photos! This glamour style photoshoot turned out gorgeously with the fall colors around our home!
Learning how to swim is a great skill kids can use year round and swimming lessons are especially important for water safety. Sun Tail Mermaid fins are a fun way to encourage kids to learn how to swim and get comfortable around water.
My kids love running around and playing in the yard. My girls also love crafting, designing their own art, painting their nails, making blanket forts, and helping me cook dinner or bake cookies. When I shop for kids’ gifts, I try to find things that are fun but also encourage my kids to burn off energy or be creative! Here are some fun fall kids activities, gift ideas and ways to make the shortened fall days a little more interesting.