Hey there everyone! As you guys all probably know, the family and I made a quick trip to Galveston, TX–a teeny tiny island on the Gulf of Mexico. We rented a little beach cottage and took advantage of our (more…)
Hey everyone! We are officially back from our vacation, and boy are we spent! Traveling (road tripping) and vacationing with a 2 month old and toddler is tough work. And I swear, if it wasn’t for my oldest daughter Sisi, the husband and I would be a hot mess! We decided to head out to Galveston, Texas (the (more…)
Typically my husband and I are able to do something fun for our girls during the summer. Even when our budget is tight, we try to do something special as far as traveling. This summer is a bit different… For one, we have a new addition to our family. Some of you may know that traveling long distances with new babies can be quite fun right? Not to mention having to pack a million and one things, being trapped on an airplane, or the inconvenience of not having your everyday items at your disposal. I’m stressed just thinking about it! I’ve been there done that, and now know better. Instead of the stress, we’re heading (more…)
One of my goals in life is to visit all of the famous national parks in the United States. The summer before last was Yosemite, and this summer it was all about the Grand Canyon. I’ve heard that this natural wonder of the world is one that you must see with your own eyes, and that pictures don’t do it justice–I found this to be 100% true.
Reunited at the Grand Canyon
We always try to meet up with my sisters and family at least once a year. This time, we made a plan to meet at the Grand Canyon. We stayed on the amazing KOA Williams campgrounds in a luxury cabin (I’ve got the deets on this spot coming soon).
So you most likely saw part one to this road trip, where we started our journey in West Texas and continued on to Albuquerque, New Mexico. On this part of the trip, we picked up in New Mexico, and hiked up a volcano and ice cave. We finally made it over to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is where my husband and I restated our vows at sunset for our four-year anniversary. The next day, we went rafting inside of the Canyon, off the Colorado River. With the kids, we got to experience a fun safari style car ride at Bearizona with bears and wolves. And finally, on the way back to Texas, we stopped for a quick swim in the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico (click here for the Snapchat videos to these experiences).
Be sure to watch today’s Snapchat diaries so you can get a glimpse of our amazing experience. And… I’ll never leave you hangin’ without style tips. See my pictures below for a little vaca style! You can scroll my ‘Shop the Post’ widget for direct links!
Road Trip Diaries Part 2
Leaving Albuquerque, New MexicoRe-reading our vows for our 4th year AnniversarySouth Rim Grand CanyonBoarder of Arizona and New MexicoBlue Hole Santa Rosa, New Mexico
At the start of July, the family and I took a road trip through the southwest. I was actually dreading the thought of traveling with a jam-packed car–in addition to a potty training toddler. But it all turned out to be pretty amazing. I felt way less stressed in the privacy of our own car, as opposed to a public and cramped airplane. Plus, our bonding time was priceless. Our final destination was the South Rim of the Grand Canyon–we were scheduled to meet up with my sisters and their families from my hometown of Sacramento. However, leading up to that, we had plenty of time to explore and enjoy both West Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. My husband has an Aunt and Uncle with a breath-taking ranch in West, Texas. Our girls got the opportunity to sample that ranch life for a bit–it was pretty amazing. Albuquerque just seemed to be a nice central point in between West Texas and the Grand Canyon–so we stayed the night, and even got to enjoy a local outdoor jazz concert.
Snapchat Moments Part 1
There’s no way that I can capture every moment with pictures, but I can give you about 3 minutes worth of Snapchat moments to give you a glimpse into our amazing experience. Of course I can’t leave you hanging without letting you in on my style secrets! Below you will find my favorite pictures, as well as the links to these outfits!
Hope you enjoy!
Road Trip Diaries Part 1
West TexasSanta Rosa, New MexicoAlbuquerque, New Mexico