On a recent trip to Las Vegas, we did everything you would expect on a trip to Sin City. Party bus, pictures under the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, an excessive amount of drinking, lounging by the pool, and gambling (we got in as much as possible). However, we also did one thing that may not be expected. We went hiking! About 20 minutes outside of the Strip, there is great hiking at Red Rock Canyon. We hiked the Calico Tanks trail. Shared our trek below!

red rock canyon in las vegas, nevada

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I am in stout opposition to setting “New Year Resolutions.” Actually, I’m am much more opposed to people whose New Year resolution is to join a gym, and now for a good month or so, I can’t find a spot at the Y to do my hiit cardio. Hashtag first world problems. I do however, believe in reflecting on myself as a person and seeing what I can accomplish to better myself, my happiness and my family.

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Hydranencephaly. Seeing this word now doesn’t scare me like it did the first time I saw it, when the doctors were telling me this was my son’s diagnosis. Hydranencephaly doesn’t scare me now because it’s something we have conquered, something we own, something we faced head on and live through every day. I was shocked, confused, scared and had no idea what my life would be once I left the hospital with him. I’m sharing him today, getting a little more personal than I have in previous posts. Having a child with special needs is something most people don’t fully understand, but I am a mom just like every other mom and I just wish people would see past his diagnosis and just see him as a 9 year old little boy 🙂

this smile is everything!

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We need to talk about 2 things today. Families and cottages. Two things near and dear to my heart 🙂 This past June we bought a cottage as a family, and we are already making so many memories there. Also, it’s in Michigan, so it doesn’t really get any better! I have to take time to count my blessings, and this cottage is a huge one.
sunset on Indian Lake in Michigan View Post

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