Exploring Northern Alabama Part 2: Dismals Canyon

Exploring Northern Alabama Part 2: Dismals Canyon

Picking up from Part 1 of our Northern Alabama road trip

Does anyone else have a bunch of random screen captures on their phones of amazing places to visit that pop up in their Facebook and Instagram feeds? Mine is littered with them.

Somewhere along the way I was scrolling through Facebook when a random Buzzfeed article popped up talking about a place in Alabama that looked like it was straight out of Lord of the Rings. My interest was officially piqued. Continue Reading

Exploring Northern Alabama with Kids Part 1: The US Space and Rocket Center

Exploring Northern Alabama with Kids Part 1: The US Space and Rocket Center

We like to get out for adventures with the kids often. Sometimes that means a month-long excursion, but other times just a few days will do. When thinking about travel plans with little ones, it doesn’t have to be a “go big or go home” sort of thing.

Last month we took a few days and traveled down to Northern Alabama.

The US Space and Rocket Center is there, and just down the road is Dismals Canyon, which is heralded as the only place in Alabama that looks like it’s straight out of Lord of the Rings. Spring was approaching and the RV was crying out from the back yard for a road trip. We couldn’t think of a better time or reason to shake off the cobwebs and take her for a spin, not that you ever really need a great reason to get us our for an RV trip.

Plans were set into motion.

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A Baby Shower for Bekah

A Baby Shower for Bekah

If you’ve been following this blog for a while (or know us personally), then you’re familiar with “our Bekah”. You may officially fast forward to the photos. ;)

If you don’t fit into either of those categories, then let me fill you in.

I met Bekah when her older sister instantly and forever became my best friend. She was around 8 at the time and climbed into bed with us when we had sleepovers.

Fast forward a few years and she became our studio manager/part-time nanny for Seven and that’s when she officially became “our Bekah”. She was with us almost every day for 2 years and she fit seamlessly into our lives. Seven was the main man in her life and we all came to see her as family.
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