Summer bucket list

Every summer, the 4th of July seems to be the signal that summer is halfway gone. I guess it all depends on your school schedule and perspective. But if summer begins at Memorial Day and school starts 12 weeks later, this is, in fact, the halfway point. We always...

A visit to the farm

On Saturday morning, we headed down to visit my husband’s family in southern Illinois. His aunt and uncle live on the family farm in a rural area about 30 miles from the town where we both grew up. We were joined by an uncle from California, Kent’s parents...

Our Big Day in the City

Of all the big adventures we take around this area, it’s kind of funny that we rarely go into the city. I love the idea of showing the kids all of the sights and sounds of the city. But then the reality of what it would look like to drag four children downtown...

Angles and perspective

Last week, we went to St. Louis to visit our good friends who moved to Baton Rouge in April. They were staying with family in the St. Louis area, so it was a great way for us to spend a few days together without driving all the way to Louisiana. We couldn’t...

Trip to St. Louis

Since our good friends moved to Baton Rouge in April, we have been trying to figure out how we could get together when they returned to St. Louis to visit their family. We compared schedules and found a few days that would work for both of us! The really fun part...