VIsiting Jorvik Viking Festival York

By | June 15th, 2015|Travel With Kids|

Hello? Is anyone still reading this? Aksel wants to know. Just in case the four month hiatus from blogging didn't turn you away, perhaps this series of incredibly dorky photos will do the trick. Over Valentine's weekend, we took a quick trip to York for the Jorvik Viking Festival. Since we [...]

Easter 2015

By | April 25th, 2015|Personal|

Before each midterm break, Lena's school hosts a "Stay & Play" where parents can come in with younger siblings for a couple hours of themed activities, contests and treats. We got an email asking everyone to make an Easter bonnet for the school competition and since I'm never 100% sure the [...]

Antiques and Tea in Ely

By | March 16th, 2015|Days Out, Personal|

With big L in town, I thought it would be fun to spend a day in the nearby town of Ely. Knowing her penchant for copper kettles and porcelain dishware, a stop at Waterside Antiques was in order. With three floors packed full of treasures just waiting to be discovered, [...]

Chester Zoo

By | November 5th, 2014|Days Out|

As a belated third birthday celebration, we took Lena to the Chester Zoo in Northern England. They claim the title of Number 1 Zoo in the UK and there is also a BBC drama currently being filmed about the history of it's founder, George Mottershead.

Wicken Fen

By | May 8th, 2014|Days Out, Personal|

We love visiting National Trust sites. Admission of this fact could qualify me as one of two things: I'm either becoming a proper Brit or I'm morphing into an 80-year-old version of myself. Either way, I'm fine with it because these places really do make for a nice day out. [...]

Click Mama Click Workshop

By | March 17th, 2014|Days Out|

I signed up for the Click Mama Click workshop hosted by two crazy talented photographers here in England - Amanda of Footsteps Photography and Jennifer of J Butterfield Photography.

Natural Science Museum London

By | January 20th, 2014|Days Out, Personal|

The Sarge had a few days off around New Year's so we decided to take advantage of that and pop up to London for a day at the Natural Science Museum. Many of the museums here in England offer free admission with the opportunity to make a donation when you leave. I think it's a great way to encourage families to get out and spend time together without it making them go broke.

Thanksgiving 2013

By | December 2nd, 2013|Party Hardy, Personal|

Thanksgiving. Yum. Last year was a bit of a blur since we hopped on a plane to England the day after stuffing our faces with meat and casseroles galore. So Jason was excited to cook a giant feast with all the fixings.