SURVIVING ROAD TRIPS WITH A BABY

Before Acacia was 5 months old we had already driven over 4,000 miles with her through 6 states and taken multiple 3-hour trips to visit family in Northern Idaho. Trust me, I did the math. A lot of people looked at us like we were crazy when we told them that we were planning on taking our…

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COFFEE & RESOLUTIONS

I’ve always loved New Year’s and the symbolism of having a fresh start. It’s a chance for me to reflect back on the past year, what I’ve accomplished, and what I could improve on. Like many, I try to set new goals and expectations for myself. It leaves me feeling energized, transformed, and ready to…

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DRIVE TO THE MOUNTAINS

I’ve said from the very beginning of my pregnancy how important it is for me to raise Acacia to love and respect Nature. I want her to grow up camping, hiking, swimming in lakes, and getting dirty outside. Since Dustin bought his new Jeep and the air quality in Idaho has cleared up, we’ve been…

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ROAD TRIP: OREGON COAST

Almost immediately after we got home from our long road trip to California, we packed right back up, got in the car, and headed for Oregon. This time it was a girl’s trip! Just me, Acacia, my mom, and grandma – four generations on the road together. <3 Our destination: my uncle and his family’s…

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(LATE) BABY SHOWER

While we were visiting family in Utah, my mom and aunt teamed up to throw a baby shower for me and Acacia. I never had one when I was pregnant because I was so uncomfortable and antisocial towards the end. And after giving birth, I had so many complications that I never felt like having…

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