Ryan’s first trip: Colorado

Ryan and I spent the first week of June in Colorado with my mom to visit my brother. I haven’t been there for a few years and of course Ryan has never been and I want him to see more of my brother–and I thought taking his first trip would be fun!! Crazy? Yes. Haha.

We spent the first part of the week at a hotel with a pool. Ryan had NO FEAR. He jumped off the edge of the pool over and over–sometimes before my mom or I were really there to be

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Ahhh, I feel like I haven’t posted in forever! And I haven’t! The middle of May was finals week at school so I was creating and grading exams and submitting scores, etc. That week was also our 3-year wedding anniversary and we went away that weekend, just for a night (without Ryan). Then we spent Memorial Day weekend at the lakehouse up north and then I left for Colorado to visit my brother. I went with Ryan and my mom (Steve couldn’t take off work) and we were gone for

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Flying with a toddler

Well, it’s almost that time. Flying with a toddler. I figure lots of people do it and they survive… right?! (Say yes, please!) I’m off work for the summer and have been looking into a family vacation. Steve just started his new job and although he does have vacation time, I don’t know that it’s a good idea he uses it right away so unfortunately I might be taking this trip without him. That adds even more pressure to flying with a toddler!

I know I could get Ryan his own seat on the

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I need a new Caribbean island.

When I met Steve, he HATED flying. Just like he hated roller coasters and anything else adventurous. How did we end up together, again?! That’s the complete opposite of me: adventure defined by a mom.

So when we got engaged and started discussing honeymoon plans, let’s just say he was NOT happy about my idea to go to the Caribbean. I, however, won that argument, and off we went to St. Lucia!

Sooo, I’d like to take credit for Steve’s new love of travel and adventure šŸ™‚ He’s always talking about

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Family vacations?

Growing up, we took a family vacation every summer. When we were younger, it was to a cabin in Wisconsin… fishing, hiking, relaxing. Of course there were a couple trips to Disney World and as we got older, we traveled farther away: Canada, Norway, Bahamas, Aruba. No matter where we were, we went as a family and planned fun activities to do together.

Steve and I have daydreamed about where we’ll take Ryan. What do we want him to see? Ya know, besides EVERYTHING! And at what age should we start? I mean, we

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My “ultimate vacation” has changed

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There are a number of places in the world I want to visit someday. Some more than others… I think my

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