Galveston Texas

Galveston Texas

You may wonder how The V Fam ended up in Texas over winter break.  It was really quite simple.  I was trying to escape winter and the snow so I pulled up google flights and looked for the cheapest place we could fly (obviously on Spirit.  AKA the Greyhound bus in the...
Sandy Oregon

Sandy Oregon

We spent last week on Mount Hood, just outside Sandy Oregon (if you are from Chicago and frustrated with the constant slaughtering of Illinois, I looked it up… it is officially pronounced “aura-gun”).  I need to state right here in the intro...
LA Day 2 & 3

LA Day 2 & 3

Day 2 & 3 were pretty packed (as if Day 1 wasn’t?!)  There is SO MUCH TO SEE IN LA!!  Downtown LA isn’t really worth staying in because parking is expensive and it isn’t a great hub for everything else you’ll want to do, but it is a REALLY...
LA Day 1

LA Day 1

I love LA.  It isn’t really the place I’d want to live full time but visiting is the best.  I’ve been to Los Angeles a few times now but this was the first time with the kids.  We flew in late on a Thursday, took a short free shuttle to the the...
Hopped on a Plane to LAX

Hopped on a Plane to LAX

I love Chicago and seasons and the snow and cute boots, but I just try my hardest to escape it a few times a winter.  This year, we scheduled two.  A trip to Orlando with extended family that ended up being 29 degrees (not a winter escape and story later) and...
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach

I keep over-thinking these posts and then I freeze because I want them to be perfect with artistic pictures and a precise layout and every detail but then they never get done at all and I have a million drafts just sitting here.  SOOO… Turning over a new leaf...