Most people who head to Southern California to go to a theme park are headed to Disneyland. I totally get it. I love Disneyland as you can tell from my Insiders Guide! But if you think Disneyland is all So. Cal has to offer you will be missing out! This year our family has Legoland…

I would love to say that my kids have escaped the entitled attitude that seems to permeate the world, but they haven’t. They want to be able to buy Legos all the time and when we go to Legoland they expect that they can but at least one souvenir. That’s an expensive habit to keep…

As you might have noticed we are a huge camping family. We have worked hard at perfecting our basic foil dinner, we like it so much we sometimes make it and cook it in the oven. Here is what you need: 1 pound ground beef 1 pack Lipton onion soup mix carrots red potatoes onion…

We had a two day camping trip this last weekend to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was awesome and a little to breathtaking for poor John, aka: Safety Dad! Since we were going to be there two nights and getting there right about dinner time I wanted to make a foil dinner ahead…

I’m back to the daily grind of things here at home and missing California with its sweet mild weather and lack of demands on my time. I grew up in a great little town in Orange County, California called Brea. It has a ton to do, a great mall, and best of all its close…

You may have noticed that we like to camp…A LOT! It is so fun, but it’s a ton of work  and I was not okay with how much work it was! I’ve devised a system to make it more doable and the key is to only do it once. I do all my work when we…

I took a few pictures while camping this trip that really spoke to me. The first was this image. It might not mean much to some people but for me it brings a flood of emotions. John and I were given the basket 10 years ago for our wedding. I’m not sure who gave it…

Day 7: We headed into Cebu to do some souvenir shopping and also to go the Temple. It was a wonderful experience to be able to worship there. After the Temple John was craving some McDonald’s so we headed up the street to eat, and since it was in a mall we walked around for…

Day 5: We got up really early to head out to Santander, which is where we could catch a boat to Negros Island. Our trike driver didn’t show up to our hotel, like we had lined up, so we had to lug our bags over to the other side of the resorts. There we no…

We woke up early and watched the sun come up. It was amazing!     We then packed up and hired a private van to take us to Badian, where the Kawasan Falls are located. A van there is a like a mini van but the driver is in a cab and the back is…