November Coffee Chat

Okay, so technically it is December, but as much as I love the holidays I’m not ready to admit that we are in the last month of 2017.

November was a crazy busy month and it went by way to quickly for me to fully enjoy it. Even with that it was one hell of a month.

Exploring without kids

As a family we have been blessed to travel a lot. When we were a family of three we went to Mexico, Disney, Florida, South Dakota, and many other places. Since adding Baz to the mix 18 months ago we still haven’t slowed down. I’ve traveled with just the kids, Nick has traveled solo for work, but in the five years since we became parents we had never traveled just the two of us. In fact, we realized that it had been since our honeymoon in 2009 that we had traveled as a couple – no kids, no friends, no extended family.

Pool Barcelo Maya

So November was big for us. We traveled for a long weekend to our favorite all-inclusive in Mexico. It was the perfect first trip because we didn’t have to worry about anything once we got there and with cold weather on its way we got one last shot of sun and sand. More to come on this trip in the next post, but lets just say a couple’s getaway is going to become an annual occurrence.

Family Traditions

The holidays have always been a time of strong family traditions and this year I decided to pull out a few of my grandma’s recipes and make them for our own Thanksgiving feast and it took me right back to all those gatherings as a kid.

pumpkin pie

A slice of pumpkin pie that tastes just like grandma’s because it was made with her recipe and extra turkey turned into creamy, delicious turkey and noodles took me right back to all those Thanksgiving meals at the community center in Illinois. When does something really become a family tradition and what traditions are you carrying on in your own way?

Can’t wait to hear about your family traditions and how you make the holidays special!

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