Beach video

While visiting my Grandmother on her beach and vacationing in Gulf Shores with family, Kenny Chesney's new album came out.  I've been obsessing over several of the songs and the meaning behind them.  It's about the healing process and moving forward after the hurricane devastation.  The night I created the video of our travels I watch Kenny Chesney on the Tonight Show sing the song I used.  He talked about how this song is about finding the positive energies and loving on one another.  There I had confirmation on my song choice:

Get along, on down the road
We've got a long long way to go
Scared to live, scared to die
We ain't perfect but we try

Get along while we can
Always give love the upper hand
Paint a wall, learn to dance
Call your mom, buy a boat
Drink a beer, sing a song... just get along.

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Memory keeping with travel journals

We leave this week for a road trip with a few very special destinations ahead of us.

If you'd like to follow along, I'll be sharing my favorite road trip survival tips on Instagram.

 Our daughter's journal while in Maui.  We've found this is a great activity while waiting in a hotel room while everyone gets ready or at a restaurant waiting on food.

Our daughter's journal while in Maui.  We've found this is a great activity while waiting in a hotel room while everyone gets ready or at a restaurant waiting on food.

Creating travel journals is one of our favorite ways to document our travels!  In the past, each kid had their own journal while traveling.  On our last vacation, I noticed how inspired they each were by looking over what their siblings wrote about.  Some write, some draw, and some just like to comment on the other person's storytelling.  

 Typically our journals are a DIY with paper, a hole punch, and string.  

Typically our journals are a DIY with paper, a hole punch, and string.  

This next vacation we plan on sharing one journal with 4 perspectives.  I can't wait to see what they come up with!  My contribution is printing photographs on my Instax Printer so they can use instantly in their journals.  This tool is my favorite way to encourage children to write, and such sweet instant gratification.  

Their perspective on life is such a fresh and beautiful one!  I always wish to include in our family's storytelling.

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