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About Me & My Family

I am a mom of 3 wonderful little boys (one with special needs), a beautiful baby girl, and am married to the man of my dreams. I am very interested in incorporating learning into activities that we do, so a trip to the beach turns into a school field trip. Recently, we moved back to California after a brief move to Texas and feel blessed to be able to be involved in all facets of Christian Camping. Because my husband and I serve in full time ministry, we're lucky to be able to spend a lot of time around each other and our family, having exciting adventures and just living life, day by day. :)
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, structured, relaxed, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, scheduled, artsy
We Just Got Back From
Japan, Lake Tahoe, Camp! (Not on the same trip though) :)
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Anywhere new where discoveries can be made! We're pretty frugal, so budget traveling is definitely the way we go. However, occationally, we do love to splurge too! :)
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Austrailia to scuba dive the barrier reef, a zero-gravity flight to experience weightlessness, ziplining and exploring a rainforest, exploring the vast glaciers in Alaska, just to name a few!
Favorite Vacation Memory
It's completely simple, but watching our 6 year old get selected to be a Jedi Knight at Disneyland. It's his "lifelong" dream and still today when someone asks him what he's going to be someday, he proudly answers, "A Star Wars Guy!"
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Right after checking into our hotel, my 4 year old threw up in the middle of the floor on the carpet, all over his jammies, his lovey, and on his little brother. Thankfully, the hotel we were staying in had a laundromat that was open late, so a few hours later, and after some carpet scrubbing, everything was cleaned up and like new.
Websites I Like:
trekaroo; facebook; craigslist; ebay; pinterest;

Grapevine, Tx: The Christmas Capitol!

Discover why Grapevine has been nicknamed the Christmas Capitol by visiting these different attractions and events throughout the Christmas season.


1501 Gaylord Trail,
Grapevine, Texas

The Gaylord Texan is the best at getting into the holiday spirit. With over 1.5 million lights, a rotating Christmas tree with over 12,000 ornaments, a life-size gingerbread house, and Santa Clause...not to mention, some of your favorite Dream Work's characters such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar! A few of the activities include "Shrek The Halls," Kung Fu snow tubing, character meals, meet & greets, and more! For more information visit:


Main Street & Wall Street
Grapevine, Texas

The Parade of Lights debuts on December 5th at 7pm. The streets will light up with floats and fun in the historic downtown of Grapevine. Be sure to dress warm and bring folding chairs and blankets!


2500 Oak Grove Loop S
Grapevine, Texas

What can be more fun than a boat parade?! On Saturday, December 7th at 6pm the boat parade starts at Scott's Landing and will parade in front of the dam and Gaylord Texan ending at Little Pete's. Gaylord Texan has a restaurant overlooking the lake that would make for a good viewing spot. Rockledge Park is another great place to park and grab a lake front spot to watch the parade. Be sure to dress warm and bring blankets and hot cocoa! :)


Main Street & Wall Street
Grapevine, Texas

Historic Downtown Grapevine November 29, 30 and December 1 December 6, 7, 8,13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22. Fridays: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Stroll or take a tractor ride ($1 p/p) through the lit up Historic Downtown Grapevine! See Santa, listen to carolers and visit with other Christmas characters.


140 East Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas

On weekends starting Nov. 25th and concluding just before Christmas, families can take a magical ride on the North Pole Express. Pajama clad kids will enjoy a 30 minute train ride, make ornaments, join in some Christmas caroling, take pictures with Santa, and more! Cost is $25 per person over 2. Under 2 can ride free, but must have a complimentary boarding pass. Reservations required!


300 S. Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

The Palace Theater shows family Christmas films like "White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life." Tickets are only $5 per person. Check the website for more information about show times and dates.