Rafting on the Colorado River

Corona Arch and Rafting Down the Colorado River

I had the chance to go rafting down the Colorado River, and we had a great time. You need to do this!

Plastic bag mats

7 Steps to Making Sleeping Mats from Recycled Plastic Bags

Lisbon and I have been busy in our free time making sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags for a charity that distributes them to the homeless. Being home from school for months and with plenty of time on her hands, Lisbon became an expert at weaving these mats.

Portugal

A Quick Trip to Portugal in the Winter

My husband and I had the opportunity to snag some ultra-discounted tickets to go see his mother in Portugal. That doesn’t happen every day—usually we have to save for years. But this was too good to pass up, especially since we had a couple prescriptions we needed to fill that I’d heard cost a lot […]

Happy New Year 2020 the perfect snowman

Happy New Year 2020! (Or the Perfect Snowman)

This New Year on January 1st, my husband, my two youngest, and I celebrated by building snowmen in our back yard.

My Trip to Austin

My Trip to Austin Texas

Since my oldest son moved to Austin, Texas, I’ve developed an interest in the city. I love the architecture and especially Lady Bird Lake and the Colorado River. They also have great brisket and pizza!

Costa da Caparica

The Beautiful Beaches of Portugal’s Costa da Caparica

Now that it’s freezing cold where I live, I’m thinking fondly of our vacation this past summer in Portugal. Come see what we love about the Costa da Caparica!

Praça do Comércio

Walking Around Lisbon with Daughter Lisbon

One of my favorite things to do when in Portugal is to walk around the old part of Lisbon.

Queluz National Palace

The National Palace of Queluz

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the National Palace of Queluz. This trip to Portugal, we were able to check it out.

Castle of Guimaraes

Castle of Guimarães, the Castle of the First King of Portugal

Castle of Guimarães brings back a lot of memories for me, as it was one of the places I visited with my husband before our marriage.

Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra)

One of my favorite places to visit in Portugal is Sintra National Palace located in Sintra.