Choo Choo!

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All aboard! Every fall and spring a group of train enthusiasts gather in our area to share their love of trans. We were lucky enough to join in on the fun and take the kids for a train ride in the country! These aren’t your typical trains, they are mini replicas that run on a tiny track. They have miles of this tiny railroad winding around the fields with wildflowers, through live oaks, over bridges, and through tunnels- it is amazing! The kiddos absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back in the fall! It is in moments like these that we realize how great it really is to slow down, relax, and enjoy our small little place in this world :) The train ride lasted about 45 minutes and the boys (Gage 6, Spencer 2) lived every minute of it! Stella is miss independent (just turned one and she is really loving the freedom of walking!) and we weren’t sure she would enjoy being along for the entire journey, so she stayed behind with her CiCi! Gracie relaxed so much sitting in her daddy’s lap on the train that she slept for 1/2 of the ride! We are thankful to this group of people were willing to share their love of trains with us and allow us to spend some great quality time with our little ones!

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Over Packers Anonymous

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We have issues. Nicole and I are both over packers and we are not afraid to admit it. I have a fear going somewhere and not having everything I need. Why didn’t I bring those coral shoes?!

For a four day trip we have both packed a large suitcase (which we weighed in with fingers crossed, lol!), a small “rolley”, and a “purse”. ¬†All busting at the seams and bulging, we envy those who breeze into the airport with one dainty rolley thinking, “How do they do it?!?!?!”. The trip for Aspen has been particularly tricky because we have been told the weather is about 75 during the day and 45 at night, so that basically means we need 2 outfits a day! Not to mention the mind changing routine that leaves you with clothes strewn out everywhere, or is that just us? We are going to be on the road a lot, so we would LOVE to hear your tips and tricks for packing light! Thanks y’all!!!

Ft. Lauderdale Book Signing

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We had such a blast on our recent trip to Ft. Lauderdale! So many things went on in the few short days while we were there! Along with lots of Crockin’ Girls events, we enjoyed lot’s of yummy food, got to watch a Polynesian show and did some shopping too!

Here are a few the things we got to do in the “Sunshine State”:

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Crockin’ Giveaway!

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Drumroll….and the WINNER IS:

Kelly Bohland with
Banana Nut Bread! It was so delicious! Even my husband said it was the best he has had (even better than Bob Evans!).”

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! Stay tuned for BIGGER and BETTER giveaways and contests!

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