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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;

U-Pick Farms Near Dallas and Ft. Worth

It's time to get your hands dirty!  Bring your kiddos to one of these u-pick places and discover why picking your own fruits, veggies, nuts, or flowers can be so much fun!  


16136 County Road 616
Farmersville, Texas

A U-Pick non-certified organic vegetable farm where you can pick tomatoes, peppers, green beans, squash and more. Their prices are comparable to grocery store prices. They provide bags and boxes for you to put the produce in, so don't worry about bringing your own. Also, you should know that they do not have restrooms on-site, so you have to leave the farm and go to the grocery store or gas station to go potty. Picking starts in late June and continues until the first frost (November +-). Hours of operation: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM to 6:00PM (every week)

1320 CR 366
Anna, Texas

Pick your own pecans! They have pecans , pre-picked produce, gift shop, and restrooms. You can also bring your own pecans and they'll crack them for you!


2391 County Road 178
Gainesville, Texas

Lavender Ridge Farms has 2 acres of lavender, cut lavender, herbs, veggies, native plants, and more. They also have a gift shop with lavender soap and other goodies as well as a cafe with lavender treats overlooking the lavender fields. There's a petting zoo for the kiddos and they always encourage little ones to join in the picking festivities!

300 County Road 134
Gainesville, Texas

Pick your own peaches! We open from mid-June to mid-August. Call ahead for peach availability and ripening information.

5037 Duck Creek Road
Sanger, Texas

Pick your own blackberries! They provide baskets for kiddos to use and a family pail to pour them in. They also have a large shade tree that's perfect for a bring-your-own picnic and they provide ice water. Check their website or call to see if they're open. Because of the harshness of weather, they have smaller crops this year, 2011. They will be open Tuesday evenings from 6-8:00 PM and Saturday mornings from 7 AM - 10 AM (or sell-out).

6920 Fall Creek Highway
Granbury, Texas

Pick your own strawberries (spring) and peaches (summer). They also have veggies and raw honey on sale. Meet "Killer" their giant armadillo sculpture! Call first. There's a limited supply-first come, first served.

40 Crossroads Road
Collinsville, Texas

U-pick strawberries in spring and blackberries in summer!

905 Crawford Rd
Sadler, Texas

Blueberry and blackberry picking! They provide the baskets and bags to take berries home in. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the farm and trees. Also, they do have an online store for you to browse.

3653 Greathouse Rd
Waxahachie, Texas