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Lake of the Ozarks with Twinblings

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and I remember spending nearly every summer of my childhood at the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri. My grandparents have a lake house there and my extended family loves to gather there on summer weekends and spend time together. I really can’t think of my childhood […]

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Vacation Learnings

Do you ever find that when you’re in the swing of things you don’t ever quite realize how exhausted and spread thin you are? Sure you may think, “I need a break,” but until you actually take a break you don’t realize how bad it was? Well, ya. We just got back from a 10 day vacation […]


Roadtrip Up the California Coast

Last October, we decided to do a 5 day 4 night road trip up the California Coast, starting from Orange County, and ending in Monterey Bay. My husband had always wanted to do something like this. In fact, he’d like to someday drive from Southern California all the way up to Vancouver, Canada! There is […]

Audrey and Lilly enjoying a lounge and chat in paradise

Babies’ First Vacation

Winters in Chicago are downright brutal and absolutely require a vacation to a warm destination in February or March. But with babies that just turned 9 and 8 months, I was pretty apprehensive about taking our warm weather break as a family this year. Disrupting the babies’ routine, facing a 3+ hour flight with two […]


2017 Goals – Help Us Plan a Family Vacation

After doing some reflecting on 2016 (and some much-needed recharging), I am finally setting some goals for 2017. One of those goals is to plan a family vacation, and I would love your help in picking the perfect spot! First, I should share that our little family travels a lot! We have family spread all across […]


A Mini-Vacation in Big Bear

San Diego’s winters are typically warm compared to the rest of the US, so if we want to experience snow and a real winter we go to the mountains. Last year around this time we went to Big Bear for the Veteran’s holiday weekend. We rented a house for 5 days through Airbnb and invited […]


Multifamily Vacation

For the one year anniversary of our marriage, Mr. Oyster and I traveled to Martha’s Vineyard for a long weekend….with 10 of our closest friends. Needless to say it was crazy and a lot of fun! We returned once more with that group before we had children. About a year after having Scallop, we took him […]

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