Saturday: Sweet and Suck

by Kristi on July 19, 2014 · 0 comments



From one of my favorite books, I thought I would do my Sweet and Suck of the day as I was taking a good half hour to cook my bacon, get all the ingredients for an omelette together and mosey around the kitchen. At the same time, my daughter was texting me from my Mom’s phone and my sister was sending me pictures as they gathered at LAX and boarded a plane for Florida.

Sat Suck and Sweet - Airplane & EatsMy suck: My babies are going on vacation without me, flying across the United States and (not really) on their own!

My sweet: I’m having a lazy morning, reading books, messing around, and cooking myself an excellent meal.

Preparing for an excellent staycation while I get to wait to hear all about their adventure when they get back in 6 days.

I’ll take it.



Our RV Trip Through Jackson Hole

by Kristi on July 18, 2014 · 0 comments

Okay, back to our RV Trip! We had a loooong day driving from the bottom of Wyoming to the tip top to stop at Jackson Hole for lunch and continue into Yellowstone for dinner. I already posted about beautiful Bear Lake and our drive so here we are at the town square of Jackson Hole.

Or at least here is a cool statue of someone on a horse who is important to Jackson Hole. If you squint you can try to read the text. :)

Jackson Hole Town Sqaure

I harassed a stranger to take a photo and clearly they didn’t worry about shadows.

The Family

Instead, I got Truck to retake the picture of just our family so I could see our faces. Don’t worry, I took a cute one of Truck and Sharon in the light too.

Us and the Kids

The Grand Tetons! (Say it with a french accent, duh.) 

Grand Tetons

So one of the coolest animal sighting out there and we see it 5 minutes past the Yellowstone Park gates. HOW COOL IS THAT?

The Bear

Hey Mr Bear, come back! We want to come pet you.

Just kidding.

The Bear Walking Away

Ahh… our home for the next four days. Love Yellowstone!

Yellowstone River

The next day in our trip we visited the stinky mud pots! More later :)


Day Three – How I’m Feeling From My Stem Cell Procedure

July 17, 2014

Getting a stem cell procedure is so new and exciting that everyone wants to know how I’m feeling! Well, a few exciting things have happened… – I’m gaining the ability to read minds – My invisibility skills are improving – I’m working on my flying ability but I think I might need a broom… Ha […]

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My Stem Cell Treatment Update – First Day

July 15, 2014

Well, my stem cell procedure happened and I’m still alive. Good news, right? Hee. I spent the night at my Mom’s and woke up, took a shower, and made some eggs. Usually I don’t eat until later but they wanted me to have a full stomach. I took an Ativan at 7:30 and hoped it […]

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I’m Getting Stem Cell Treatment Tomorrow

July 14, 2014

Guys, I’m a little nervous! I’m getting a stem cell treatment tomorrow. It’s the new family business so I’m taking advantage of the family discount and going for it. It’s been known to help auto-immune disease like the ones I have. While I don’t have horrible awful symptoms, they are still there and if anything […]

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A Coyote & a Hawk Walk Into a Backyard

July 11, 2014

The last week I have been woken up at the crack of dawn from what I thought was a crow sitting outside my window. It would slowly pull me out of sleep until I couldn’t get back and made me grumpy. This morning, the same noise woke me up and I was still so tired […]

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Travel Day through Utah & Idaho

July 8, 2014

I’m trying to spread out my travelblog as much as I can because we took so many pictures! However, here are the last three posts – Grand Canyon trip – Rafting in Page, AZ – Zion National Park visit It took a solid two days of driving to reach Yellowstone so for the first day […]

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Our Zion National Park Adventure in June 2014

July 7, 2014

It took us a little over two hours to reach Ponderosa Ranch near Zion National Park. It was a beautiful drive and Sharon sat up with Justin while they examined all the beautiful canyons and quaint towns.  The towns were really adorable! Truck and I read books. GG played on his iPad and Sam just […]

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Rafting the River in Page, AZ

July 6, 2014

After we finished touring the Grand Canyon (if you missed it, that post is here) we woke up, packed up, and headed out towards Page, Arizona for our rafting trip at 1PM. The road followed the end (beginning??) of the Grand Canyon and we came up to the Watchtower so of course, we had to […]

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Summer of Fun (So Far)

July 5, 2014

I just looked at the calendar and besides noting the obvious, that it was July 5th, I realized we had been ‘in summer’ for four weeks. A few months ago I lobbied the husband hard to not do Summer School for the kids. It’s a great program, they have a fun of fun, and it’s […]

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I Loved ‘The Red Bikini’ by Lauren Christopher

July 1, 2014

** Buy The Red Bikini today! Amazon * B&N * GoodReads ** I was blown away by Ms. Christopher’s debut novel, The Red Bikini. A woman who was suddenly divorced her husband, was taking a break in beautiful “Sandy Cove” (Southern Californian’s will recognize this town!) at her sister’s place, and while she is taking some time […]

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Our Family Trip to the Grand Canyon – 2014

June 11, 2014

What an amazing start to our road trip! We packed up the RV and headed out. The RV is really nice. There are some hiccups, as there usually are, but it’s a really nice vehicle compared to the last one we rented. In great condition, it doesn’t redline when we go up the hills, and […]

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Road Tripping 2014

June 6, 2014

We are ready to embark on our 2014 Road Trip Extravaganza! We rented an RV and will be off to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Yellowstone. We are heading out with the kids and the in-laws and I have my freezer full of meals – however the fridge doesn’t seem to be working… […]

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Drawing Blood

June 3, 2014

The drawbacks of having a chronic auto-immune disease is frequently being asked to get blood drawn. I hate it. It’s awful. I know, I know that EVERYONE hates it, no one likes needles, and its sucks for everyone. BUT. But… I haaaaate it more! It’s very odd but I have tiny parts like fingernails, teeth, […]

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Why I’m Sending My Child to Summer Camp

June 2, 2014

I’m shipping out S, my 8yo, to Girl Scout camp this August. When I first asked her about it she was super excited to go but as the weeks progressed she started getting nervous. There were nights she couldn’t sleep and would wander out and find me and ask me a question. – How will […]

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