Little Tikes Slam ’n’ Curve Slide Giveaway


Beat the heat this summer without leaving the neighborhood with this Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide. Check out this video to see how much fun your kids could have on the slide. Welcome to the Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide Sweepstakes! Sponsored by: – Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 Please take a moment to read Mom to Bed by 8′s Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide review and see how this single waterpark changed her {Read More}

A Cartoon Ava


Allow me to divert a little off-topic today, but I just have to share this cartoon drawing of Ava. I sent in a photo to one of the graphic artists on and for only $5, she made this drawing. Ava loves it and so do I! I’m thinking about printing out a 5×7 and framing it for her room.

Happy New Year from Alex & Ava!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!

A Zombie-fied Halloween #TBT

Zombies - Halloween 2007

It is #ThrowBackThursday (aka #TBT) in social media today and since it is also Halloween, I wanted to share one of my favorite Halloween pictures with you – Halloween 2007 when I had a zombie knight and a zombie princess. My daughter had just spent three nights in the hospital (two nights in, one night out, one night back in) and my son had a fever and the flu. But, both wanted to partake in the Halloween festivities so we {Read More}

Yellowstone: Here We Come!


June is shaping up to be a busy month for me. Last weekend I participated in a Ford-sponsored Route 66 road trip and now I’m preparing for a family road trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. This will be our third trip to the region in 13 months but our first road trip. My oldest is a bit nervous about an 11-hour drive on our first day. We will be leaving Phoenix early in the morning and spending {Read More}

Happy Memorial Day


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