TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THREE…no holds barred

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We choose to live life in a “no holds barred” philosophy in our house. That includes but is not limited to all things concerning safety and physical activities. I Aim for moderation but, it never ends up that way. It’s just not our style. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ONE…cold white fluffy stuff

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Winter came early this year. Just as the weather was turning cold and all the beautiful leaves in their high definition color had fallen leaving naked branches exposed for everyone to see, I started to yearn for those elegant palm trees in our old backyard of Florida. And then it snowed. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY NINE…narrowly escaping a craptastic day part 4

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My lovely innocent children are at it agin. Pushing their mother to the brink of insanity. Teetering on the edge, you never know what that last little push will be. Lucky for me, I narrowly escaped a craptastic day. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT…really scary stuff

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To nap or not to nap…that is the question. At least yesterday it was the question. forehead wrinkles, deep pores, and saggy skin oh my…yes I’m pulling out all the cliches for this one! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY FIVE…little red houses, for you and me

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We said we’d be on the road for 3 maybe 5 years, if the kids would allow it. They weren’t having it. So we found ourselves a little red house on a quarter acre in the city and we are trying to get used to stationary life again. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY FOUR…grocery disas…er…trip

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Trips to the grocery store with the our clan always seem to elicit an array of interesting faces from patrons: sad faces, annoyed faces, concerned faces, contorted faces due to rubber necking, happy to see us faces (although those are far and few between), and scared faces. We probably see the latter most often. Hey, it’s what we’re here for. Most likely it makes them feel great about their lives, their not as “crazy” as they previously thought. Or the more unlikely “Gosh, I should have more kids so I can look the way that Mom looks…so disheveled…but those kids look super happy”. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY THREE…alaska sick

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I woke up to the vibration of our behemoth vehicle thundering down an unfinished gravel road. I wasn’t sure where we were geographically. Physically I realized I was crammed into Cecilia’s bunk. Abby’s analogy homework pops into my mind in … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY TWO…my new two favorite words

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My favorite word to date, is without a doubt “mommy”. When I hear that name come out of my children’s mouths, most of the time, it makes my heart swell. I have to add two more words to that list…brace yourselves… Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY…Aquamanning in Fairbanks

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A six-day stop over in Fairbanks to get our ducks in a row, celebrate Cecilia’s 6th birthday, and aquamanning for the first time since pregnancy. Our time in Fairbanks proves to be an important part of our journey. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY NINE…buffalo, moose, and bears oh my

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1,390 miles 14 hours per day For 96 hours (a total of 4 days in case your like me and suck at math) On Highway 2 That’s right friends we made it A L A S K A The final … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT…ADD = Awkward & Abrupt

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4 am ramblings…or are they? You never know, they say “true genius”…I don’t know what they say. I’ve been up since 4 am, that’s what this post is about…what goes on in my mind at that ungodly hour. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN….don’t mess with me, I’m ebbing

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Ebb and Flow…I’m so ebbing right now, it’s not even funny. Ok, maybe it’s a little funny. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY TWO…suspicious eyes

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Taking the kids out to eat is always interesting…”What will happen this time?” we often wonder. It’s always something. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY ONE…wellness

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There are so many great blogs out there related to travel. Blogs about food, full-time RV life, historical landmarks in each city, state parks across the US, …etc. Some blogs give you insight on the best RV parks/cities for families … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY…April fools = anniversary 

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So, yesterday morning (Saturday) I was so moved by the sun’s steroid rays’ blasting through our bedroom window, I wrote a 1500 word blog on my phone in record time. As always, when I write a blog via my phone, I … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT…we’re in Texas, “sha-moe” Part ONE

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…And we’re back at a beach. The place where we feel most at home. So much so, that we practically bring our home! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR…The Septuagenarian Police

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Most Septuagenarians are pleasant. My mom is part of this demographic. She is amazing. Her friends are amazing. I generally love the Septuagenarians. Sadly, there are exceptions. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THREE…We won the lotto

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Winning the lotto means different things for different people. To me, at this time in my life, it’s so much more than monetary winnings. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY TWO…damn desert

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I am over the desert…and it totally sucks have to be on someone else’s schedule, but I have to put on my big girl panties…we might be here for a while. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY…paradise vs. reality

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In the wee hours of Monday, January 16th, we were all slowly waking up in our new existence. For the next week we are camping out just south of Tucson. We finally moved from paradise. It was time. We were ready. … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED SEVENTEEN…synthetic fibrous dramas

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Recounting how close we came to the edge of an absolute toy disaster this afternoon. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED SIXTEEN…the Spranger’s take Vegas

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A recipe for enjoying your time in Vegas with kids and of course a little tidbit on what NOT TO DO. And of course, how to successfully bribe children. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN…all the right buttons

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Thanksgiving went off without a hitch…unless your talking about our tv remote…there were some hitches with that one. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TEN…my day was craptastic how was yours? part 3

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Craptastic days make great stories for parties! Don’t discount them. They are invaluable for their ability of making someone laugh. Always remember your craptastic days. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED NINE…you had me at “bookstore”

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If you can’t find anyone to go to the bookstore with you, we need to meet. I will always go to the bookstore with you. I will be there at the bookstore eagerly standing by ready to show my support…just let me finish browsing first. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED EIGHT…our own private island

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Just when we think we are unlucky when it comes to finding campsites on the west coast, we hit the mother load! If there is anything to take away from this post, it is to ALWAYS call!!! Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED SEVEN…desert vs dessert

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Sometimes when I’m having trouble sleeping, I sneak into Cecilia’s bunk and snuggle up with her. It usually works, but last night was a little different. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED FIVE…making memories

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marking off items on my bucket list here in the perpetually sunny state of California. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THREE…missing our furry side

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What do you do when your 9 year-old wants a puppy for her birthday…but your not quite ready? You gently explain, “Daddy and I are not quite ready to fill those big holes in your hearts just yet. The day will come…just be patient. I love you. Pick another gift.” Playing the mean mom today. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWO…lady of the night nails

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I love to send Greg out for female related items like tampons, pads, girly razors, bakini waxing kits…I could go on. He comes back with the craziest stories. But this last errand, almost granted him an official “I will never have to run another errand for her ever again” pass. This time, the joke is on me. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED ONE…rv’s, trains, and automobiles

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I never thought I would suggest using my children’s voices to lull me to sleep, but here I am suggesting we do that very thing. I just need their voices to drown out the train and car noises I hear all night long. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED…what the what?

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Sanity has come back to the Beaver! Hip Hip! Everyone, grab their favorite beverage and join me on the playground!! Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN…the slowest week E V E R

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This is for the times when perseverance eludes us. A mini-guide on how to maintain sanity when you are slowly loosing your mind… Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY SIX…go on and feel it

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Sometimes, doubling back is necessary before moving forward. Feeling all the feels today folks. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE…accepting blunders while postponing maturity

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Another day, another inanimate object destroyed! I just postponed maturity for another day. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY FOUR…midnight histerics

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Sometimes I wake up at night with an uncontrollable urge to laugh at something. So I laugh at ANYTHING. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY TWO…volcanos and pools

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Traveling to places we have never even heard of is just one reason we chose this lifestyle. climbing 8,300 foot mountain, or volcano rather, is quite the experience. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY ONE…me so scary

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After my annual pumpkin spice latte, I remember why Caffeine is not apart of my daily diet. It tastes good for sure, but the monster I turn into is a once-a-year event. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY…contemplating mommyhood

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I have been lucky enough to have many mentally satisfying and physically challenging jobs. I have also had some really bad jobs. Even those jobs, I appreciate. They taught me something I still use today. But my most favorite job by far, is being a mother. I daresay it is the most mentally and emotionally challinging and physically straining jobs I have ever had. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE…lessons learned

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While there are many advantages to living minimally and being mobile, it is not without its challenges. I’ve learned so much in the 118 days of being full-timers. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX…warm breezy beach or cool snowy mountain

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108 days on the road and there’s so much more to see. Feeling the love today folks. I am in love with our life choice. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR…seeking stability within mobility

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being mobile full-time makes me realize how much I love and value my family and friends. There are some definite cons for travelling full-time. But you won’t ever hear me complain about the 3 hour time difference! At least not while I am in Pacific Standard time! Continue reading