Sunday, April 30, 2023

A trip out to California for friends and food! Part 2 - 2022/10/11

Wrapping up our time here in California (from October 2022). 

We loved that we were able to visit friends from Ian's school.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

A Halloween trip to Disneyland - Pt 3 - 2022/10/10

It's been a long day at Disneyland, but we're not quite through yet. We took our treats from Pooh's Corner and headed back over to DCA to get in a few more rides. T is doing her best to slice that caramel apple with a plastic knife. 

Friday, April 28, 2023

A Halloween trip to Disneyland - Pt 2 - 2022/10/10

Continuing where we left off with our Halloween trip out to California and Disneyland. 

Thursday, April 27, 2023

2023 Pasadena Chalk Festival - CANCELLED

I was super bummed to hear the news today that the Pasadena Chalk Festival has been cancelled for 2023. The Paseo is under new ownership and the organizers are having a difficult time negotiating for the ability to hold it. In preparation for it, we had already bought our airline tickets, booked rental cars and hotels, and all that. 

Sad. It's been a tradition to go there on Father's Day weekend since even before the kids were born. And then it was tradition to go together, have them see what their Daddy and Uncle Ruston had worked hard on all weekend and have them help pull up the painters tape to finish everything off. 

I hope the Light Bringer Project can figure something out. I'll certainly miss seeing all my chalk festival friends this year. 

A Halloween trip to Disneyland - Pt 1 - 2022/10/10

Coming back to this after a little time off.
We're back at Disneyland! (from October 2022). 

Saturday, April 15, 2023

A trip out to California for friends and food! - 2022/10/04

Well after parking the RV in Colorado, hanging out there, flying to Michigan, then back to Colorado, we're traveling again? This time we're headed out to California! Why? Food and friends! And we're going to do a lot of both!

Taking the train at Denver International Airport to our gate. 

Friday, April 14, 2023

Back to Colorado - 2022/09/20

Leaving Michigan, we're back in Colorado. Early in the morning, Theresa's Aunt was there at the house with plenty of food and snacks for us. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Michigan - 2022/09/24

Well one of the things the kids wanted to do for their birthday was go to an arcade that wasn't Chuck E. Cheese. Amy and Donald had the perfect place in mind! Rev'd Up Fun! 

Monday, April 10, 2023

Tasting Peeps Lollipop Rings

For our final Peeps inspired treat, I found Peeps Lollipop Rings! 

These ring based lollipops remind me a lot of Ringpops and would work great in an Easter basket. 

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! The kids have been really excited for this morning to come. 

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Taste Testing Peeps Gummies

Easter is coming so there's lots of new Easter themed candies around! My favorite Easter treat are Cadbury Mini Eggs, but that's followed closely by Peeps. Peeps have decided to expand their lineup this year with a few new treats. Now instead of just marshmallows, they're trying Peeps Gummies too! 

Alli - I loved the Peeps cereal. Ah yes, I remember that one too

How will they stack up? Read along and find out! 
Being Peeps related, of course they're Marshmallow Flavored. 

Friday, April 7, 2023

Taste Testing Peeps Cotton Candy

As we get closer and closer to Easter, I've been seeing a lot more Peeps themed snacks around. Not just the classic marshmallow chicks that are at every grocery store, but also some more unique items that I haven't seen before. Well for the Peeps lovers in this family, I know what to do whenever we see something new! We try it of course! 

Let's start off with this Peeps Cotton Candy! 

As I was looking around Dollar Tree, I found these two bags of real cotton candy. Not to be confused with the Marshmallow Peeps flavored like Cotton Candy that we tried before

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Skyzone in Michigan - 2022/09/26

One of the items on Ian's birthday list was a visit to Skyzone. His cousins were more than happy to take the kids. And do I want to come too? Of course I do! 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Make your own Icedream Sundae and Meeting the Easter Cow at Chick-fil-A

Who doesn’t love the Chick-fil-A cow? We love the cow’s outfits including the Santa Cow!

So when our local Chick-fil-A announced that the Easter Cow was coming to visit, and there would be an Icedream sundae bar, we were thrilled at the chance to visit!

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Wildcats Football - Going to Indiana to watch Austin play college football - 2023/09/24

Catching up on earlier posts. This is from September. 

Watching Austin play football? Definitely! We're in!

Monday, April 3, 2023

Flying to Michigan and celebrating the kids' birthdays - 2022/09/23

Playing catch-up a bit. This is from September 2022. 

Seems like we just got back to Colorado in the RV, but we're already headed off to Michigan! Pop Pop dropped us off at the airport. 

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Visiting the Orlando Cat Cafe - 2023/04/02

Welcome to the Orlando Cat Cafe! Florida's First Cat Cafe and Where The Cool Cats Hang Out! 
Our friend Nicole loves loves loves cats, and every Sunday she volunteers at the Orlando Cat Cafe. The kids have really wanted to go see them, so before we leave Orlando until October, we've definitely got to go check it out!

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Tasting Peeps Pepsi, Peepsi, a Marshmallow Flavored Soda

Pepsi flavored to taste like Peeps? You know we're in! My brother sent me a picture in early February of Peeps Pepsi from the internet. Both of us set out to find it. 

We love trying lots of different Peeps. We've done multiple Peeps taste tests, comparing the flavored Peeps to their counterparts, like Original Peeps to homemade sugared marshmallows, Cotton Candy Peeps, Hot Tamales Peeps, Pancakes and Syrup Peeps, Fruit Punch Peeps, Blue Raspberry Peeps, Sour Watermelon Peeps, Party Cake Peeps, and Root Beer Float Peeps. We compared all those flavors in a Peeps Face-off Taste Test challenge. We bought the chocolate dipped Peeps. We tried Peeps cereal back in 2019, and then again in 2021 when they changed the cereal marshmallows

I love that the bottles are the bright yellow of the classic JustBorn Peeps.