• getting silly

    Camping = childhood memories.

    image Last year we took the Little Mister camping for the very first time and as I write this we are about to leave for the second (this post will be scheduled so you’ll probably read it while I am away). So even though this is only the second year, you could say it’s already becoming an annual family tradition. I’ve been brainwashed into the camping lifestyle since I was an infant, so I love it. I have so many camping memories and family stories that have been created due to the hard work of my parents (I certainly wasn’t contributing very much other than making a fool of myself…

  • just some thoughts

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

      Wishing all of my readers a most Merry Christmas for 2013. Thank you so much for stopping by here all year. It’s been so amazing sharing my stories and ridiculous thoughts with you. I really appreciate your support and love! I hope that your Christmas is spent with loved ones and is full of joy. Stay safe and I hope you are not too stressed because I want you to enjoy this. It’s important to remember the Christmas spirit – whatever that means to you! If someone you care about has not had a great holiday season, see what you can do to help them out. A strong support…

  • just some thoughts,  Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    Never say never. All the things we did “wrong” last week.

    Pic Sometimes life just calls on you to break ALL of the rules. You just can’t be awesomely prepared all the time. Um…have you read this blog? The title is kind of a dead giveaway, really. As a first time parent, you get all of these ideas. So funny. What were you thinking? I had ideas. Stuff about routines. Stuff about travel. Saving money. Nutrition. Blah blah blah. Occasionally, you just need to accept that things won’t go to plan in life. Just go with the flow. Know that it’s not forever and laugh about it. At least that’s what I had to do when my grandfather passed away and…

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    Little Mister’s First Camping Trip: During and After.

    To see how we prepared, the ‘before’ post is available here x Seriously, during the Little Mister’s first ever camping experience, the Little Mister had SO MUCH FUN. Surprisingly, so did my husband and I! It was an exhausting experience, but a satisfying one. It was exactly the change of scenery that we needed as a little family. I was feeling like I’d been stuck in a rut for too long (even my blogging inspiration had up and left me) and I felt like the Little Mister was getting restless. It was time to shake things up! Here’s a little run down of our trip and what we got up…

  • Little Mister,  milestones,  Uncategorized,  Useful Stuff

    Little Mister’s First Camping Trip: Before.

    Pic: This looks nothing like my experience! I have been camping in tents and camper vans since I was literally fresh off the plane at five months old (I was adopted in case you’re reading that and wondering what the hell that means)! My parents started these amazing family traditions that have carried all the way into my adulthood and I always knew that when I had a child/children of my own, I would like to continue it with a new generation! In fact, the idea has always made me feel quite sentimental! I’ve had my own tent/s and ‘camping kits’ (full of the basics everyone should have for a…

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    Oh no! There’s a damn baby on this flight!

    Pic: There was a baby on their last flight. You can tell. Last week my husband and I became those people. I know I keep referring to the fact that I’m turning into one of them. I think that’s just code for becoming parental units in general. Still, I’m a little in denial. Sure, it’s been 9 months of pregnancy and 16 weeks of baby wrangling but I’m a bit slow, OK? I can’t have gone to the dark side, surely?! So who are those people that I am referring to specifically in this post? Well, my husband and I became the people we used to groan at. The people…