Category: vacation

Take a Bite of THAT, Big Apple

“I am not – I repeat – I am NOT taking selfies all weekend.” Taylor Brooks, New York City, 2017 After the worst vacation ever last year, we’ve been hesitant to try again. (Our doctors’ bills seem to go up exponentially when we travel.) But MIRACLE OF ALL MIRACLES, we actually had a successful solo vacation to New York City last weekend. […]

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On the Road to {Vacation} Recovery

I see your summer vacation photos. Your trips to Maui and Cabo San Lucas. Your moonlit walks on the beach and leisurely bike rides through sleepy, romantic towns. I see these and I raise you the scenery along my 98 degree run the other night: Yes, a steaming pile of poop that spells “hi”. It’s kind […]

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Dear Vacation, You’re the Worst.

[alternate title: Our Life, the Sitcom.] Oh, hey there. Just bloggin away from the comfort of our cozy little beach condo in Florida. It’s the last full day of our first vacation without kids in 7 1/2 years. You’d think I’d be on the beach instead of blogging, but I have a wicked heat rash and my […]

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Beach Vacation: 2 Parts Fantastic, 7 Parts Terrible

Why, yes, I do have a glow about me, don’t I? Thanks for noticing. No, this is not a pregnancy announcement. We just came back from a week and a half at the beach. The end of September/beginning of October is a perfect time to finally get a summer tan, amiright? We’ve had a Sparks […]

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Smith Reunion: Walkers, Canes, & everything in betwane

inbetwane…get it? it rhymes with cane!!!  nevermind. The past week, Beckett and I flew to Kansas, drove to and from Arkansas, and flew back to Texas. It was a lot of traveling for an almost 25 year old 1 year old. The flight to Kansas went swimmingly, aside from being a teensy bit tardy to […]

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Traumatic Travel, Shopping Carts, & Time in Pokey

Whew. This past week or two was a doozy. A fun doozy, but a doozy nonetheless. We had 2 flights, 1 road trip, 1 wedding, 1 baby shower, 1 case of croup, and 1 ear infection. We’ll start with the slightly traumatic travel experience. Slightly Traumatic Travel Experience A few proclamations:  Proclamation #1: If you are the […]

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