this summer, my baby brother tied the knot with his lovely fiancee and mother to the world’s cutest nephew. despite having plenty of notice, i ended up procrastinating the making of a quilt as a gift for them. as the date grew closer, i waffled with indecision about the fabric and pattern choices. erika has […]
august in western new york.
usually, we head up to western new york for our annual summer pilgrimage in june or maybe early july. but this year, my baby brother’s wedding was set to take place in august, so we planned our excursion around the wedding date. we arrived the weekend before the wedding, so we could get in some […]
spring break with holden (and fam).
if you don’t already know, thanks to previous posts (zoo, cookies, tulips), my baby brother’s family came down to spend spring break with us this year. my girls were so very excited to have an entire week of holden time, and holden was pretty excited about an entire week of being doted on by two […]
NC zoo with NY cousin (and fam).
for our second fun spring break north carolina activity with holden, we piled into jakes car and drove down to asheboro to visit the nc zoo. unfortunately, hazel was sick and couldn’t make it, and isaac is a teenager and couldn’t make it, and derek lidbom is our primary breadwinner and had to work. but, […]
tulip picking with a tiny cousin.
for spring break this year, my brother and his little family ventured down from western new york for a week of north carolina adventures. our first order of business was to head over to robertson family farms for some tulip picking. it was close to the end of the season, but there were still plenty […]
first stop. batavia, new york.
well. here i go. attempting to catch up on the backlog of some fifty or so blog posts, dating back to the end of may. i had high hopes of keeping up with it while we went on our epic summer road trip, but that turned out to be sort of laughable due to the […]
being thankful in batavia.
now that we are (stuck) back in winston-salem, we are back to figuring out how to spend various holidays. i was determined to spend christmas in the stupid new house, because the ONLY time i ever missed having a house while we were on the road was christmastime. so, that made thanksgiving a perfect time […]
girls weekend to batavia.
bear with me as i attempt to play blog catchup and remember details about events that happened long ago and far away. at some point in september, the girls and i took a spontaneous trip to batavia, to visit my mom while my stepdad was out of town. my sisters planned to come out for […]
a kitten and baby themed trip to batavia.
we weren’t home in winston-salem for very long before we took off (in the car only) to batavia new york for a little visit. we had planned the trip when we still thought we would go back on the road and it was looking like the only chance to see my baby brother’s brand new […]
soooooo, after our stay in the great smoky mountains, we were supposed to set up camp near chattanooga for a couple of weeks, where we would celebrate our first christmas in the camper. then, the day before we were supposed to depart, my mom called with the news that my gramps had passed away. so, […]