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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Welcome to the family, Rowan Treue

Welcome to the family, Rowan Treue

I’d like to introduce you to my nephew, Rowan Treue. :) He is simply wonderful and I can’t get enough of him.

If you read my post about Cari and Ryan’s maternity session, then you know that Rowan is the product of embryo adoption. It is truly a miraculous act of scientific genius that he exists. He is such a gift to us all, and I’m so happy to get to see my brother and sister-in-law finally become parents. There’s nothing better. <3 Continue Reading