Happy New Year!

Wow, what an end-of-the-year! I think I started writing posts about 5 times. But alas, here we are. Is everyone frozen? It is cold up here in the north tundra-okay, we aren't really that far north, but it feels that way sometimes. I think the coldest it has gotten was -15°F. Brrr. That ain't right.… Continue reading Happy New Year!

Camping, Hiking, Outside Fun!, Winter

Winter Fun! Wait, isn’t that an Oxymoron?

Well, it snowed. Though not technically the first snow of the season, it is the first snow the kids are actually able to play with. Or sit in and eat. I really want to believe it is beautiful...truly. It is pretty. But I, like a lot of people in Minnesota, have a hard time with… Continue reading Winter Fun! Wait, isn’t that an Oxymoron?

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking

Part 2 of Our First Backpacking Trip…or, What Happened Next!

So, where were we? Oh right, we had made it. We were backpackers. Or were we? We got to the site, set up everything and then came 1's non-stop talking. Man I love him! He was my first baby, only boy, and I still never feel prepared to parent him. Did I mention he talks non-stop?… Continue reading Part 2 of Our First Backpacking Trip…or, What Happened Next!

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Outside Fun!, Uncategorized

First Backpacking Trip! part 1

So, kiddo number one, only by age, and I went backpacking a few months ago. It was...an interesting experience. I researched, researched, and then researched some more--big surprise right!?! We, and by "we" I mean I, finally settled on Afton State Park. There are a few reasons for this: For starters, being that this was… Continue reading First Backpacking Trip! part 1

Outside Fun!

Mothers Day Fun!

Happy Happy Mothers Day to all you Mommas out there! I got my fantastic present a week early, not to brag but my hubs gives the best gifts! I got.....drumroll....a lemon tree!! I. Am. Excited! Yes, I know..living in Minnesota is not conducive to growing lemon trees. That's why I am going to keep it… Continue reading Mothers Day Fun!

Outside Fun!

Getting Outside When You Can’t Go Anywhere.

Have you ever had those times when you just cannot find a moment to actually go to a park, or hiking, or somewhere--anywhere outside? Me too. Sometimes you just need to stay around the house for a day of yard work. But you still want to find ways to make the work fun, and make the… Continue reading Getting Outside When You Can’t Go Anywhere.


Camping with Kids: 5 Things You Need to Know

There’s camping, and then there’s camping with kids. Every day is unique. Wait, forget every day, every minute is unique. But you know what? It doesn’t have to be stressful. With a little planning ahead of time, and the willingness to let go of perfectionism—I know, it can be tough– you and your family can […]