Kissing the Blarney Stone & St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Have you ever kissed A Blarney Stone? What about “THE” Blarney Stone in Ireland? In order to kiss it, you have to lean, really lean, backward, holding on to an iron rail, but after all the trouble you will be bestowed the gift of eloquence. Kissing the Blarney Stone Picture of my friend kissing the … Read more

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Chalk Ridge Falls | Hidden Gem off I-35

Chalk Ridge Falls | Hidden Gem off I-35. I’ve made many I-35 road trips Dallas to Austin. It can be a tiresome congested nightmare, especially if you have a car full of kids. Chalk Ridge Falls is a perfect stop to exit congested traffic, stretch legs, hike, enjoy a spring-fed waterfall, and walk an Indian … Read more

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Black Forest, Germany | Relax and Enjoy

Black Forest, Germany, Relax and Enjoy! Ya, right? For one month, I traveled through Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria solo with my three young boys ages 8, 5 and 5 (twins) years old. It was adventurous and dreamy, it was always educational, sometimes shocking, often enjoyable, but never relaxing. Then, we found ourselves in … Read more

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How to Decorate for Chinese New Year | 9 Easy Ideas

How to Decorate for Chinese New Year | 5 Easy Ideas. We love saying hello to the New Year, every year, with some cultural celebrations. From our traditional German feasts to our Chinese New Year’s Celebration, we basically spend the first 6 weeks of the New Year celebrating as a family. Is it politically correct … Read more

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Chinese Traditional New Year Food to Eat in 2022

Chinese Traditional New Year Food to Eat in 2022. Why does our family eat Chinese Traditional New Year Food for the Chinese New Year? 1) Feasting with your family is memorable and fun. 2) Any reason to have a themed family dinner is reason enough for me. 3) Introducing new food in an educational environment … Read more

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Our Elf Adventure with Grapevine’s Christmas Passport

Our Elf Adventure with Grapevine’s Christmas Passport was an eventful holiday-themed experience. All the events for the passport, plus the Holiday train, Vetro Studio, and Snowy Christmas Forest are located in the Christmas Village. Grapevine’s Living History Shops In the Christmas village, there are several living history shops. Our first stop was the Historic Cotton … Read more

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Did you know Oktoberfest in Munich is Kid Friendly?

Did you know Oktoberfest in Munich is Kid friendly? Actually, most Germans don’t even know this about Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is so much more than just beer tents and fun. The Wiesn, Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany is extremely family friendly if you know where to go. I couldn’t believe how welcoming and easy it was to … Read more

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10 Interesting Unknown Facts about Oktoberfest Hearts

I absolutely love Oktoberfest Gingerbread Hearts. We’ve eaten them, made them, and have some memorable hearts on display in our home. Gingerbread Hearts (Lebkuchenherz in German) are gingerbread honey cakes decorated with endearing words. These 10 Interesting Unknown Facts about Oktoberfest Hearts will have you falling in love with them as well. 10 Interesting Unknown … Read more

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Hiking Gorman Falls | Kid-Friendly Texas Big

Hiking Gorman Falls to see one of the biggest waterfalls in Texas was a hiker’s wild paradise. We absolutely loved all the trails at Colorado Bend State Park. Gorman Falls was the first trail that we hiked. Hiking Gorman Falls | Kid-Friendly Texas Big Gorman Fall, Colorado Bend State Park I Can’t Believe We’re in … Read more

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Wedding Oak | Legendary Tree in San Saba, Texas

This Texas Live Oak is also a legendary tree. Often referred to as the “Marriage Oak,” “Matrimonial Alter,” “Matrimonial Oak,” but officially known as the “Wedding Oak.” This tree is famously known for having strong magical powers. It’s also one of the oldest trees in the state. Wedding Oak | Legendary Tree in San Saba, … Read more

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