Chicago Getaway with the Lubbers

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Robb's parents gifted us with a getaway in Chicago for the adults! 
We had a great time exploring, eating and relaxing together. 

ready to hit the road Saturday morning. 

after we settled into our hotel rooms and did a little shopping we had Mexican for lunch. 

After we got our fill of fajitas we walked it off with a stroll along the Riverwalk 

And we had to see the famous "bean" and grab a shake from The Shake Shack :)

All ready for dinner.

a delicious meal at Wildfire

hanging out at Navy Pier

We wrapped up the night with a dip in the hot tub to soak our tired feet (we put on 22,000 steps that day!)

The next morning Robb and I hit up the hotel gym and continental breakfast and then we all met up together to take a river cruise. 


We walked around a bit more, grabbed some lunch along the riverwalk and then headed for home!

We had so much fun! 

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July 7 {Day in the Life}

Thursday, August 29, 2019

On July 7, as tradition goes, I documented in pictures, a day in our life as a way to honor Brenham on his due date. 
Our alarm goes off at 7:30 and it's off to the races to get ready for church! Robb is crucial in this process. He helps the kids pick out clothes, gets them breakfast and packs up for Jeep for the cottage.

From 9:00- 10:30 we are at church worshiping and learning. 

 From there we head right to Hutchins Lake

We had a great afternoon fishing, sea-dooing, playing at the sandbar, and eating lunch.  We also spend some time talking with some cottage friends/neighbors. 







We pack up around 5:00 and head home for dinner. 


After dinner we head out to the patio to read "Indian in the Cupboard" together. 

I workout downstairs while Robb cleans up dinner and gets the kids showered.
I chose a Tabata workout from Tone It Up. 



We walk a couple laps around "The Lane" together as we talk about the week ahead. It's one of our favorite ways to end the day.

Sadler and Robb have a quick Nerf War and it's off to bed for the kids.

Robb and I stay up and watch TV until we become aware that someone "didn't get tucked in, and if you don't you don't want to know" lol
We took that threat very seriously and both went to make sure Sadler got a proper tuck in!

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{back from a blogging break}

Monday, August 26, 2019

In the past, whenever I've taken a "blogging break" it hasn't been intentional. 
This time it was. 
If I'm being honest, our summer wasn't the what I had hoped it would be. The kids were always arguing with me and each other, we struggled with being grateful, we had bad attitudes and unhappy hearts.  It left me disappointed, exhausted and emotionally depleted.  Sure we had TONS of fun too, and I'm so thankful for the great memories we made. In the grand scheme of things we are so fortunate to be able to spend that quality time together. Nonetheless, the blog got put on the back burner while I tried to discipline and correct bad behaviors. 

But ALL three kids are back in school, all FULL TIME now and I've been able to catch my breath and relax again. Blogging has always been therapeutic for me, so I've missed sharing real life and being able to release and process through things as I do. 
Bare with me as I backtrack and get caught back up over the next few weeks.


"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."
Exodus 14:14




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{Fun on the Fourth}

Friday, July 5, 2019


We stayed at the cottage for the night on the 3rd, we enjoyed taking a  kayak ride, taking a family paddle boat ride and making s'mores over the fire!


Our 4th of July festivities got off to an early start with 6am fishing!



and a quiet walk along the lake 





We had breakfast with my parents at the Blue Goose

and then had all sorts of fun on the lake, kayaking, tubing, skiing, fishing with friends!













We had such a great day, and we were all so exhausted after all the fun in the sun that we didn't even make it to the fireworks! 

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Hungry Horse Camping Trip (June 23-28)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

We had a great week camping with friends once again! 
We had a little rain and a lot of heat! We spent lots of time at the pool, the kids loved the hammocks, hanging out around the camp fire, and going on scavenger hunts!





















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