Our trip to Mono Lake in Lee Vining, Ca.

I posted last week about how we stopped at Mount Whitney in Lone Pine, Ca while traveling the scenic hwy 395. Our next planned stop along that route was in Lee Vining, Ca. Lee Vining is the home to Mono Lake Tufa, a majestic lake that covers 65 square miles and has millions of migratory birds every year. It also has these strange but very cool “tufa” towers which are calcium carbonate deposits (or something like that). Obviously we had to stop and see it.

mono lake tufa

Lee Vining is a very small mountain town. I believe the actual population is less than 250! Of course they cater to tourists since that is the majority of who goes there. We had a touch and go time getting there since there was a winter system moving through and we did not have chains for our tires. We forged ahead and made it with much prayer and sweating. We stayed at the Lake View Lodge . It is across the street from the Lake and had a great view. It was an older but cozy motel. It was perfect for what we needed.

mono lake tufa

We checked in as it was still snowing. Since it was the dead of winter many of the seasonal businesses were closed which made for a quiet, sleepy but beautiful little town. Jon walked to find us food since it was snowing and freezing out. What a good man. He came back with yummy food from Nicely’s which was thankfully open.

mono lake tufa

We got up early the next morning and stopped by the general store. It was the funnest, coziest store that sold everything you could need and had hot food and coffee!!  We still talk about how neat that place was and how good the pastry’s were.

mono lake tufa

We drove to the lake which was only a few miles away. It was such a quiet, cold, serene morning. It was probably only 15 degrees. We left our fee in the drop box since it is a state park, there was not a soul in sight. It was so amazing. We had the whole lake to ourselves.

mono lake tufa

We bundled up with as many layers and blankets as we could find and walked down to the lake. The walkway was stroller friendly which was a huge plus because I didn’t feel I could keep Sera warm enough out of her car-seat. It was so cold that the air hurt our lungs.

mono lake tufa

We didn’t stay long but it was so worth the time it took to get us all down there and then back into the van. Having kids just means it takes more effort and planning to pull off trips like these but they are totally doable! Adventure is out there.

mono lake tufa

Our trip to Mt. Whitney

Back in January when we drove across the country ,one of the highlights of our trip was taking scenic Hwy 395 up southern, middle and northern California. It was amazing. There really aren’t enough words. Amazing doesn’t do it justice but I’m probably going to use it 1,000 times in this post.

lone pine ca

We had planned to stop in Lone Pine, Ca. to see Mt. Whitney. Of course we had no idea what the town would be like, we just wanted to see the mountain. Lone Pine is quite possibly the smallest town I have ever been to…and I went to high school in a town with 1 stoplight. We drove through the town before we realized we were there. Literally, we had to turn around and go back. It was a blink and you miss Main Street town. I loved it. Absolutely loved it.

lone pine ca

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It turns out that Lone Pine, Ca. and the nearby Alabama Hills are the shooting locations for over 400 movies. Famous movies. Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Iron Man, Gladiator, Star Wars Generations, Tremors, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to name a few. We were blown away by this information. There is a small Movie History Museum in the town where you can take a self guided tour and learn all about them. We didn’t take the tour, we didn’t think our girls would be as thrilled as we were. We did stop at the visitors center which was just..so cool. It had maps of the surrounding mountains, a gift shop and really nice restrooms …which..is very important when you have 3 kids on a road trip.

Then we went to the Mountain. Oh Mt. Whitney.

We made the drive about 25 minutes up the road twice during our stop as close as we could get to Mt. Whitney. Yes twice. We went once, got out, took pictures, drove back to town to eat lunch …then drove all the way back out to that mountain again. It was just that amazing and worth going twice.

Mt Whitney

mt. whitney

mt. whitney

These are some of my favorite pictures of all time. One day when we buy our forever home I am going to have all of these printed on canvas for a gallery wall.

It was quite chilly the closer you drove to the mountain, so baby Sera stayed in the van to stay warm. It was very rural with only 1-2 cars passing us while we parked on the side of the road and got out. Because of that we felt safe letting the girls get out and explore. …And by explore I mean sit in the middle of the road for pictures.

mt. Whitney

Mt. whitney

It was a spiritual experience. You can’t see scenery like this and not be moved by the Creator of it all. We honestly talked about what it would take to move there, going as far as looking up real estate. Then we came to our senses and realized we were 100’s of miles from a Starbucks or even a hospital for Jon to work at. But it was a nice little dream bubble while it lasted.

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We will be back for you Lone Pine and Mt. Whitney. I think we left a piece of our hearts there.

Mom Confessional+Win a $25 Visa card!

Hey Hey Hey, it’s Tuesday! I’m linking up with Karli over at September Farm for 10 on Tuesday!

I’m giving away a $25 Visa gift card at the end of this post so stick around.

I’m just feeling the need to be brutally honest today. A confessional of sorts. I think I’ve seen one too many crispy coordinated Instagram posts lately so I need to even the playing field some. Don’t get me wrong, I love a pretty, staged pic just as much as the next gal but 99% of the time, that is not my life. So here goes.

1//My living room looks like the aftermath of a toy explosion the majority of the time and it doesn’t bother me. I clean it up every other day or so. Meh.

2//I don’t vacuum. My husband does.

3//My kids watch tv…alot. Like you would probably mom judge me if you knew how much.

4//I wash my hair maybe twice a week.

5//Sometimes I put my kids to bed early because I.just.can’t.

6//I did not do Easter baskets this year…no egg hunts either, no pictures with scary bunnies or anything. I’m surprisingly ok with it.

7//Some days I think we could be done having kids….other days I want 4 more.

8//My husband and I both feel guilty for making them leave the majority of their toys 2,700 miles away when we moved…so sometimes they get a new toy like every week. Hence the toy explosion problem.

9//I don’t bathe them every night. nope.

10// My taste in food is like that of a teenage boy. Pizza? yep. Sweets? yep. Soda? yep. I have to make myself eat veggies. Except salad…I like salad.

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Lately

Happy April!

I haven’t done a Lately post since before Seraphina was born so I thought it was time for one. Today I’m linking up with Oh Hey Friday, 5 on Friday and Friday Favorites. I love these linkups and it’s an easy way to find more bloggy friends so check them out.

California

1//California. For years we talked about stepping out and doing something adventurous. Jonathan would always say the line from The Lord of the Rings when old Bilbo is talking to Gandalf “I want to see mountains again. Mountains Gandalf! “. It was our way of saying we wanted adventure, we wanted to see sights and do spontaneous things. We wanted more than what we were doing. Most days I can’t believe that we actually did it. That we picked up our lives and moved 2, 700 miles away from home. It has been 90% wonderful and amazing. I’m kind of falling in love with California. I love the weather, the amazing views, the fun adventures our family goes on (read here, here and here). The job opportunities have been unbeatable for our line of work and financially the best thing for us. The other 10% is that we do get lonely and miss our family terribly. We’re sad the girls don’t see their grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles regularly. We miss home. But for now we are happy here. We can finally dream again.

sera

2// Seraphina. My baby is 5 months old. I have a new post coming soon with all of her updates and stats. But I really can’t believe how quickly the baby stage went by. I knew it was going to be fast but gee whiz. She is my little angel. Sweet and happy all the time. If I could only get her to sleep at night I would clone her and have 10 more. Speaking of sleeping at night. That is my mission in the next few weeks. Get her to sleep so I can finally sleep.  And all the moms that nurse/feed babies all night said Amen. Amen.

la croix water

3//La Croix water.  I don’t know where I’ve been the past…however long these have been around. Usually I hate drinks like this. Fake ones. I love my sweet tea and soda. However, it does not love me. I have been making an effort to eat healthier the past few weeks so I can drop the rest of this baby soda/sweet tea weight. I picked these up on a whim and fell in love. It still has the carbonation that I apparently love and a hint of flavor but not really since there is nothing in them. I drink one at night while I’m blogging or watching shows and it has helped curb the snacking.

daredevil

4//Daredevil. We just finished binge watching all of season 2 this past week. It’s a tad gory for my taste, I just look down during some parts but darn it if we’re not hooked on ol’ Murdock. Thank you Netflix for these awesome Netflix original shows. Here are 10 other shows and movies that we love.

Let it echo

5// I have this album from Jesus Culture playing on repeat. While I wash dishes, when I drive or even while I eat lunch with the girls. It is so so good. It brings a calm atmosphere when it gets chaotic. Try it, you won’t be sorry.

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Our trip to Muir Woods National Monument

I mentioned in this post that we had taken a trip to San Francisco and it turned out to be very rainy and foggy, impeding our views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. However on that trip we were able to make a visit to Muir Woods which is nearby. The woods were magical! It wasn’t raining while we were there and the fog just made the woods seem mystical. I have never seen such TALL trees. There is the greatest boardwalk trail that is stroller friendly! We walked the whole loop. It was well worth the $10 per adult (kids are free). There are plenty of other trails that you could hike if that’s your thing.

Muir Woods

Since my parents were with us we had someone to take our family picture. So nice to not have to take turns posing with the kids.

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The girls wanted to get out of the stroller immediately of course so my dad ended up pushing the empty stroller. He was a great sport. I loved having them with us.

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If you ever get the chance to go you should!

10 hilarious things my kids say

It’s Tuesday again and I’m linking up with Karli over at Sept. Farm.!

I thought to myself, what do I want to blog about self? Obviously it needs to be entertaining and along the lines of something I would normally post on this blog. The answer came to me easily. Without a doubt the most entertaining and amusing thing about my life these days is my girls…and the things they say. Several times a day they make me bust out laughing at the unexpected things that come out of their mouth. Usually it’s a conversation I overhear between the 2 of them or something they say directly to me. I mean…I can’t make this stuff up you guys. So here are 10 of the funniest things they have said lately. Enjoy!

Emerald, Age 3.5 years

Alina, Age 2 years

Seraphina- Age 5 months

things my kids say

1.// Emma watching the rain falling outside. She starts laughing “Mama look at those rain crumbs!”

2//Alina- “Mama can I hold Emma’s brown Kagaroot?”

3//I wrapped Emma’s hair up in a towel after her bath, you know how girls do. Well it fell off after a few seconds and she said “Mama I think my head is too small, maybe we can try again after my head grows up.”

4//Emma crying after an unfortunate mishap with the concrete and a scraped knee –“Mama my eyebrows are so sad”

5//Emma in Target- “Mama hold my hand because I’m about to run away”

6//Emma- “Mama when you were born was daddy holding you?”

7//Alina- “Look it’s a Elodoctor!” (helicopter)

Emma- “No, it’s Elllocopter Lina”

Alina- “oh ELLLodoctor” (with more flair this time)

Emma- “no ELLOcopter…like ELLOvator”

7//Me- “Emma, do you want me to fix your hair?” Her- “No thanks, I want it in my eyes”

8//Me- “Alina do you want a baby doll or care bear for your birthday?”  Her- “ummm….a cheesestick”

9//Me- “Alina did you break that Christmas light?” (she is actually standing with her hand on the light)  Her- “No, Sera broke it.” (Sera is an infant)

10//Emma got in trouble for taking the last strawberry off Alina’s plate. She apologized with her mouth full of chewed up strawberry and I thought that was the end of it. A few minutes later she comes to me and says quietly “Mama, I gave Alina her strawberry back”. 

Me- “The one from your mouth?!”

Emma- “yes”

I look at Alina who is just cheesing over there. “And did you eat it Alina?”

Mmm hmm” she nods, still cheesing.

I freaking love these ages! They keep me cracking up and on my toes!

Happy Tuesday!

Our trip to San Francisco

We live roughly 2 hours from beautiful San Francisco. It was high on our list of places we wanted to visit. I love that it is close enough that a hotel doesn’t have to be involved. Hello day trip! When my parents came to visit we jumped at the chance to have extra hands go with us. That trip was fun and exciting since it was our first time but we were disappointed since it was rainy and foggy and we couldn’t see any of the breathtaking views of the bay.

So we set out to go again 2 weeks later. We made sure the weather was clear this time and we were not disappointed. I totally understand why people love this city! It is beautiful and unique and I just feel refreshed being in it. I wish the cost of living weren’t so high and the traffic so rage inducing or we would be there in a heartbeat. So here are some pics from our special day! I can’t wait to go back, I’m trying to talk Jonathan into a ferry ride so we can explore the pier area.

San Francisco

San Francisco

The way to get up to this viewing area is up a fireman type ladder on a cement structure, it’s hard to explain. We kind of just stood at the bottom of this ladder trying to figure out how to get the kids up there. We wanted to see the views so badly. I know people watching us were thinking “Really now, you’re going to take all 3 kids up that ladder to an area with a cliff and sharp rocks?” We talked over a few options then decided on me going up first and Jonathan handing me the girls one by one, mind you I’m also wearing a baby on my chest. But this option was easier than me being the one to lift them up to him since I was wearing said baby.

San Francisco

San Francisco

That’s what this “life on the road” has been about. Discovering an issue or dilemma and working together to solve it. We have grown so much as a family and as a couple by doing things like this.We are much braver now than we used to be, more willing to try adventurous things with our young family. Pretty much all you need is a bag full of extra clothes, diapers and tons of snacks and you can do anything with kids. In theory at least.

San Francisco

San Francisco

We visited Baker Beach again too. So cool with the Golden Gate Bridge right there looming in the background. We found a picnic table and ate our sandwiches and fruit we brought along.  I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to bring out the bathing suits. We will definitely come back for a day in the sun!

San Francisco

Our last stop was at The Painted Ladies. Otherwise known as the Full House houses. I did not grow up watching Full House but Jonathan did. Still a very cool thing to see. Everyone was tired by this point and the baby had just fallen asleep (I hate to wake a sleeping baby) when we pulled up and miraculously found a parking spot in a prime location. It was another moment of deciding what to do. I made the decision this time and said we’re here let’s do it. We all got out and trecked up the hill to get a good view. I am so glad we did. These are memories we will have in photograph for our girls to have one day.

It was a great trip! We love San Francisco. If you’ve ever been what are some places you went? If we go back we need some suggestions on places to eat and go. Leave me your suggestions in the comments.

5 things that make my life easier

We all have those things in our life that make it so much easier. Whether it be a tangible product that you use or the way you do something (routines, schedules, habit) that make it easier. I’ve thought long and hard and narrowed it down to 5 products that without a doubt make my life so much easier and I could not do without. I truly love these things and I’ll tell you why. Just keep reading.

items that make life easier

1//Crock-pot liners.
I use my crock-pot SO much. (a post with my favorite recipes coming soon!) Maybe that makes me less of a Betty Crocker homemaker but so be it (Is it a coincidence that “crock” is in her name? I think not). My crock-pot it my best friend. She has my back when the 5 o’clock hour chaos rolls around and everyone is starving. The liners make my life so much easier. I truly hate scrubbing my slow cooker, just hate it. All that caked and baked on mess. The liner takes my anxiety down about 3 levels because I know I won’t have to spend my night scrubbing when I could be playing with the fam. I still have to rinse it out after I toss the liner but it’s just a simple rinse, not requiring elbow grease. My only wish is that more came in a box. If you have Amazon prime, it’s more cost-effective to buy them that way in bulk. Try them, you’ll see.

Slow Cooker liners

 2// Baby Video Monitor + 3 cameras. If my sister is reading this she is probably rolling her eyes at me because she knows this is true. Next to me is always my phone and the baby monitor. Let me say it…I DO NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT MY BABY MONITOR! Oddly enough when my oldest was born we didn’t use any sort of monitor for more than a year. We lived in a tiny apartment and didn’t need it. With the addition of more children we started using one. Let me tell you. This thing has saved me from waking up my kids so much. I don’t have to open the door to check on them and risk the outside noise waking them up. I don’t bother them when they sleep and keep the doors closed. With 3 kids there seems to always be someone sleeping in another room. Often in different rooms. Not a problem. I have 3 cameras set up and I put my kids down in their various rooms and grab my monitor and set it to scan. It scans between the 3 cameras unless I set it to stay on 1 camera. I take my monitor on vacation or anywhere I know my kids will need to nap away from me in another room. I take the monitor outside with us when the baby is napping and the girls want to play. I can’t say enough good. It sets my mind at ease and I could not have survived the last 3 years without it. Here’s a link to the one we use. We have purchased extra cameras obviously.

baby video monitor

3//This Lunchbag. Now don’t laugh. I’m serious. My husband has taken a lunch bag to work every shift for as long as I can remember. I know lunch boxes. We’ve been through a variety of them but this one takes the cake and is worth the $20 bucks (which I think is a little much for a lunchbox). Here’s why. He is a float nurse which means he travels to different units throughout the hospital sometimes “floating” every 4 hours during his 12 hour shifts. This makes it difficult for him to keep up with his lunch bag if it’s in a fridge. Also, there is often not room for his lunch in the current staff fridge on whatever floor he is on since he is not part of that floor’s staff. If that makes sense. He’s like an “extra nurse” Trust me, it was a big issue until we bought this bag. It folds up when it’s empty and you stick it in the freezer, the gel lining freezes. Then you put your lunch in it and it keeps it cold for 10 hours! It solved the problem for us immediately. And since it has made his life easier, it has made mine as well. I ordered it from Amazon here.

freezable lunch bag

4//Yeti tumbler. I was gifted this 20 oz Yeti Rambler from my parents last summer. They sell them at their store and they gave both Jonathan and I one. We didn’t really know what they were or what the big deal was. Everyone else in my family was RAVING about them. We took them on vacation and fell in love. Never had I met a cup like this. I think voodoo is involved because it keeps cold drinks cold forrrreevver and hot drinks hot forrreevver. I mean…I’ll fix myself a cold drink at night and the next morning the ice will still be in the cup. But the real kicker is coffee. I drink coffee basically all day and this cup completely eliminates the need to reheat my coffee a million times a day. I don’t have to reheat at all. It has made my life easier. We use these constantly. They are sold in various places and online but I know that most places have trouble keeping them in stock because they are just that awesome. So if you come across one snatch it up. Yes they are pricey but if you are a cup/coffee/drink person. This cup is for you.

yeti rambler

5// Glitter Crocs. Last year I did a review on these Crocs, you can read that post here. I loved them then but I had no idea how much we would use those darn Crocs. I was never really a Croc fan because I thought they looked tacky but when I saw these glitter ones I was sold. I still don’t really like the plain ones but I like the glitter a lot. If you scroll through my IG feed you will see my girls wear their pink and purple Crocs time and time again. With everything and everywhere we go. With socks, without socks, with shorts, with pants, with bathing suits, to the beach, to the park, to the grocery store..You get it. When your kids can put on their own shoes it makes your life a heck of a lot easier. In fact just this past week we lost one of Alina’s beloved pink Crocs (it fell out of the van we think). When I told her, her eyes welled up with tears. They love those shoes. So I plan to order her some more very soon.

glitter crocs

That was quite the random assortment I know. But I proudly stand by my choices! If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

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10 movies and shows that my husband and I agree on

Today is an easy, fun post. I’m linking up with Karli for 10 on Tuesday again. I love this link-up. Last week I talked about 10 favorite kids books we are loving right now.

I think my husband and I have pretty good taste in movies and shows. I mean, some might think that a few of these are rather boring but we have our reasons for loving them. We each have movies and shows that we like to watch separately that the other doesn’t necessarily like. For example he loves Game of Thrones and I love When calls the Heart <3. We don’t watch those together. He would probably rather stick a fork in his toe. But this list is of those that we 100% agree on and have watched over and over. Enjoy.

1// Dan in Real Life. We are pretty much hard core Steve Carrel fans. This movie is mellow and fun with great music. We dream of having a cabin where our family can gather one day like this.

2//Robin Hood. The one with Russell Crowe obviously.

3//New Girl. We are on season 5 right now and it just keeps getting better. Those guys just crack us up. We watch them a few times to catch all the funny banter between Schmidt and Nick.

4//Music and Lyrics. We rented this movie from a video store when we were first married if that tells you how old it is. But it endeared it to us, and we watched it over and over and loved the songs. “Figuring out you and me is like doing a love autopsy”…10 points if you just sang that in your head in Hugh Grants voice.

5//Agents of Shield.  Big Marvel fans over here so this show is a no brainer. Phil Coulson can do no wrong.

6//Catch and Release. I loved it first and it grew on Jon. There is just something about it.

7//The Office. Duh. If these were ranked in order this would be #1. We have watched them over and over and over. Favorite forever. Watching the office is like coming home. A bit dramatic but true.

8// Interstellar. It is hauntingly beautiful and makes you feel small in this great big universe.

9//The Dark Knight Rises. I don’t really care about the other Batman movies but I really love this one so we watch it a lot since my my hubby likes the Batman movies.

10//Pitch Perfect 1 +2. I totally lucked out here ladies. He is always up for watching either of these hilarious movies.

We have many more that we love but these are up there in the top.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Our trip to Magnolia Market

I haven’t talked much about it on this blog but we recently moved across the country. As in, across North America…from east to west. I won’t be super specific but we went from Georgia to California.

The road trip was incredible. Yes we drove. With all 3 girls and our stuff. I know people thought we were crazy but honestly it was one of the best experiences of my life and I know my husband would say the same. Enough about that though, that’s not what this post is about. Well, it’s not about the whole road trip but about one of our stops along the way. Yes, our stop in Waco ,Texas at Magnolia Market. If you are scratching your head because you don’t know what that is then I’m sorry but we can’t be friends.

Kidding..just kidding. Magnolia Market

As soon as I found out we would be driving through Texas I asked Jonathan if we would be able to stop in Waco and he made it happen for me. He’s the best. I’m just your average stay at home mom Chip and Joanna Fixer Upper fan-girl. They’re my favorite and I want to be their best friends.

So our trip.

We only had one night in Waco. We arrived on a Sunday evening and checked into our Hotel. We stayed here if you’re curious. Got an awesome deal on Hotwire. Very nice hotel within walking distance to the Silos. However there was a slightly questionable neighborhood on the way so we chose not to walk there.

We got up early the next morning (a Monday), they opened at 10 AM and I had heard there could be a line if you get there too late. We had a road trip schedule to stick to so we hoofed it there and made it right at 10am. The street parking was all taken but they have a nice sized fenced in parking lot beside the Market. We easily found parking there.

Magnolia Market

I wore Sera in the baby wrap and the other girls walked. It was quite cold being that it was a January morning. We walked right in (no line) and headed to the Market first (the storefront). We browsed the store and the warehouse out back. I purchased this ( I’m wearing it in my profile picture) and a gorgeous coffee mug. Oh how I wished I had $1,000 to drop on home decor because Joanna’s style is flawless in my opinion. I loved that it wasn’t “touristy”, I’d imagined there would be tacky magnets and t-shirts and stickers and all things shouting “MAGNOLIA FARMS”…but there wasn’t. It’s a true blue home decor storefront. Everything is elegant and the few t-shirts and mugs they do sell were high quality pieces that would last a long time.

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We moved back outside to walk around the Silos and grounds. So so neat. Exactly like they look on tv and in pictures. The grounds are huge and perfectly manicured. There are a few lawn games that the kids can play lying around. There is a large seating area to sit and hang out on or eat and drink coffee. There is lively music playing over the loudspeakers . I think it was a mix of Sinatra and Michael Buble’ playing which made it all the more magical for me. And the food trucks! Oh the food trucks lined up outside just waiting for you. So neat.

Magnolia Market

We threw the bean bags a few times, walked the Gardens and took a million pictures. It was fairly chilly so we didn’t linger anywhere too long. Jonathan went to the coffee truck and got me one of the best lattes I have ever had. I still talk about that coffee and ask him to go get me another one all the time. Overall it was wonderful. I mean, we didn’t purchase much and probably only stayed an hour but it is one of my favorite places I have been. There is a very calming atmosphere there. I am convinced it is because of Chip and Joanna’s Faith and that God has blessed that place.

Magnolia Market

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We left after about an hour but it put us in a great mood for the rest of the day. It lingered with us. We didn’t go stalk their house or any of the other businesses featured on Fixer Upper but many do. I would love to go back sometime, maybe with a friend or family member. I want to visit their new bakery. Hint Hint…Mom and Sister.

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And that’s it. If you have any specific questions about our drive or visit in Waco I would be happy to answer. There is lot’s of info on their website here.