On the Road….

We are officially on our epic road trip.  We are driving from Minnesota to Washington state. That within itself is not the big deal.  The big deal is that we have three children- ages 6 1/2 years, almost 4 years old, and 20 months.  Yikes!  Day one was a breeze.  Lets hope the rest of the trip is as easy.  I will be posting here and there, but I am not sure what I will be able to accomplish at this point. I will be also updating with glimpses of our trip.  We will be seeing a few sights along the way. Our ultimately destination is Seattle, where family awaits. All this being said, when … [Read more...]

It’s Easy to Create a TripBook using Microsoft OneNote!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Microsoft for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Microsoft OneNote TripBook 2010 is a digital notebook that provides a single place where you can gather all of your notes and information, with the added benefits of powerful search capabilities to find what you are looking for quickly, plus easy-to-use shared notebooks so you can manage information overload and work together with others more effectively. Unlike paper-based systems, word processing programs, e-mail systems, or other productivity programs, OneNote delivers the … [Read more...]

Spring Fun in Branson!- Hilton & Silver Dollar City Package

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring is here!  And if you are like me,  I am ready for some spring adventures.  After basically staying at home ALL winter it is now time for some FUN! Spring is the perfect time to bring the whole family to Silver Dollar City. And both the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel offer tempting packages that include two adult tickets and two children’s tickets (ages 4 to 11) for two full days of fun at Silvery Dollar City. It also … [Read more...]

Village People Hil-ton Ho-tel Package in Branson, Missouri

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have fond memories of dancing and singing to the song "Y.M.C.A". as a child.  My cousins and I would dance and spell out the letters with our arms.  When my older cousin Jessica taught me this dance I remember thinking it was soooo cool.  I love how music can trigger memories that otherwise would have been forgotten. The 70’s will come alive in front of your eyes on May 13th at the Branson Tri-Lakes Center. Your favorite groups from the disco era, the Village People, … [Read more...]

Minnesota Children’s Museum Lego Castle Exhibit Review

We braved the snow and cold for a special trip to the Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul.  My kids love this discovery, learning place and were excited to see the new Lego Castle exhibit.  Swords, knights, castles, legos- it is a recipe made in little boy heaven and my boys are no exception.  The exhibit has an assortment of activities for kids of all ages.  My youngest was able to play in a carpeted area with huge, soft Legos.  I had never seen that particular kind of Legos before and they were a big hit with my 16 months and 3 year old.  Here they are … [Read more...]

Hilton Milwaukee City Center Review

photo courtesy of HiltonMilwaukee.com We had the opportunity to stay at the Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin right before Christmas.  We were in town to see The Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater.  We have a tradition of seeing the play every year at the Pabst, but his was our first time staying at the Hilton.  I had no idea what was in store for my family!  We had been driving for over four hours to arrive in Milwaukee and by the time we did arrive we were tired.  Three kids in a van for any length of time can be a recipe for trouble.  I knew the parking ramp at the Hilton would be … [Read more...]