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Visiting Oregon With Kids & Why You Absolutely Have To.

One year ago, we set out from the Midwest to move our family to Portland, Oregon.  My husband was in the military for several years before he went to graduate school and took the rest of us with him.  So, moving isn't something that is new to us.  Leaving the Midwest was the most challenging move we have ever made, our boys were born there and we tackled life's biggest changes there.  Above all, the community of support and great friends…

Hallmark Resort Newport: The best family & pet friendly hotel in Newport, Oregon!

Disclosure:  I had some incredible sponsors for this trip!  I'm going to be doing a few posts about our recent trip up to Newport, Oregon.  Big shout out to Hallmark Resort Newport for hosting my family (including our dog!) for two nights.  We only partner with places we love and adore.   Places we love in Newport, Oregon: -The Oregon Coast Aquarium -Moe's -Pig N Pancake -Spend time on the beach, of course -Georgie's Restaurant If you have followed this blog…

Moving Progress

How is it possible we are moving across the country in five weeks?! It honestly has a lot to do with how little sleep we've been getting around here, but since we got from our first trip to Oregon in August everything has just flown by. We have tried to strike a healthy balance between memory making time, purging, packing, and life responsibilities. In this season of life, that is overwhelmingly tricky! Some days, just getting three meals on the…

Tillamook, Oregon

So, last week while my in laws were in town, we went on an exciting day trip to another Coast City: Tillamook, Oregon. This was the last lengthy day trip, we will be doing while we are here.  We will be driving forty hours (in two cars) in a few weeks, so time to start mentally preparing for that. We had a wonderful day in Tillamook.  Here's the easy breakdown of our day. The Tillamook Cheese Factory- This place was…

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Road trip entertainment for our kids!

It is hard to believe we are only three days from departure for our big summer adventure to Portland, Oregon!  We will be stopping every 7-10 hours of driving to stay in a hotel, we will have the boys swim at each stop to get their joints moving again.  We will shower, eat a healthy breakfast, and get back on the road for the day.  These chunks of time are so long for young children, so I've spent the last…