Learning to Love the Current Adventure

There are days I fantasize about putting our house up for sale, packing up our belongings, and moving out of Texas.

I’ve researched cities throughout the US. I can tell you the median home price, the best neighborhoods, the Good Schools ratings, average commute times, and the weather for more than a dozen US cities.  (more…)


Finding the “Good”


I’d like to believe that contrary to popular opinion, most people are good.

I’d like to believe that most people are doing what they can to live good lives, and that people have the best of intentions most of the time.

I’d like to believe that most people are focused on raising good kids, doing the best that they can at work, and building their communities.

I’d like to believe the small contributions we make in our own homes, families, and circles of influence make a difference in the world around us.  (more…)

The DOs and DONTs of Road Tripping With Kids


Ok friends, we just got back from a 2500 mile road trip with three kids 6 and under.

Yes, you read that correctly, 2500 miles.

So let’s start off by saying that our extended families live far away…. like 1200+ miles away. Seeing them for the holidays involves extensive travel on our part.

Last year we flew to see the in-laws for Christmas.

Do you know what is worse than driving with three small children?

Flying with three small children  during the holidays. (more…)