Category Archives: Family Time

Spending time with my family is very important. I am the mother of two boys, and work hard to build a support community for my family by maintaining relationships with family near and far, and getting to know our new Des Moines community.

Taking a break

March and April flew by with most of our time spent on the kitchen remodel, Saturday swimming lessons, and a winter that just won’t end. However, it’s important to slow down and just enjoy spending time together. On a rare … Continue reading

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Southern Iowa Sites

Now that our families are only 5+ hours away in central Missouri, we’ve made several trips south since moving to Iowa.  It’s still a long drive, but we get to go through some really beautiful country. In the area around … Continue reading

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Biking in Des Moines

Des Moines has many biking trails throughout the metro area that are paved, relatively flat, and family-friendly, so for my birthday last year, my husband bought me a new bike and a trailer for the kids.  Nothing too fancy, but … Continue reading

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Date Night

Date nights are pretty rare in our household, usually due to lack of planning, so I decided my Christmas gift for my husband would be a pre-planned date night. I started planning back in November and quickly lit on an … Continue reading

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Measuring milestones

One of the things I looked forward to as a homeowner was to have a tradition of marking the boys’ height on a wall or doorframe over the years. However, when I tried to pick a spot n the house … Continue reading

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Out of sight, out of mind

I have two big issues with having a TV in my living room. First, I just don’t like the look of a TV and don’t really want to make it a focal point of my living room. In our new … Continue reading

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Tropical Vacation

What do you do when it’s too hot to go outside?  Go to an indoor waterpark of course. Our daycare was closed for a week in July, so we spent a few days with family in Missouri, then headed back … Continue reading

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