THE Target Trip

Tonight was the night of the big Target trip. This Target trip is different than every other one of the year because we don’t leave with a cute throw pillow, nail clippers, and last season’s clothes off the clearance rack. Rather, we walk out with all the little necessities for the trip that can’t be […]

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Rock Cut Practice Camp

With only 9 days until we leave we’ve hit the final preparation phase of the trip. Fortunately, things are pretty much ready to go. We still have one more trip to Target to make, the house needs to be cleaned, and we have to figure out how we’re going to cram everything into the car. […]

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Camping Trip Number 2

On Saturday we were planning on going camping. We decided not to because it would be to rainy in Rockford. Ellie had a 5:00 soccer game at Toyota Park. We then could not go to that because we did not know that we had to buy tickets. Ellie did not go, so instead we went […]

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A Camping Problem

Of the 41 nights we will be gone, 6 of them will be spent in a tent. 10 of them will be in Kimptons, so I know I am winning. But I am quite scared about those 6 camping nights. We did camp last fall one night and we’re doing another night this weekend. Both include […]

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Ready for 2014

Take a look at that picture. It’s a cute enough selfie, but we struggled for a good 90 seconds to find the right angle of the phone so we were all on the screen while trying to reach the caption button with my not-all-that-short arms and keep the device still. We also spent an additional […]

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Packing Table

We all agree that the anticipation we feel prior to the trip comes close to matching the excitement of actually being on the road. A whole lot of work goes into these 41 days long before we hit the road. In fact I’m sure our trips have very little in common (on a lot of levels) […]

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NRA Show 2016

Although we’re now only 15 days from #RTXVI we still have a ton of fun things planned here in Chicago over the next couple weeks. Fortunatly I feel like we’re at the point in the preparation now where we really could leave at any time. There are some loose ends to tie up, but nothing […]

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Last Sunday was what I had prepared for 12 weeks, my girls on the run 5K. It was really fun. I woke up at 5:30am. Ate a quick breakfast of toast with peanut butter and half a banana. We got to the Chicago speedway at 7am. We went to the bathroom and got our bibs. […]

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An Article

Several times a week Zak begins a conversation with: “Today I was reading….” It’s actually kind of funny because I can’t picture Zak holding a book. I think he has only read a handful of novels throughout our entire relationship. On the other hand, the rest of us are ravenous when it comes to turning pages. […]

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