• Family,  Parenting,  Travel/Vacation

    Flatwoods Park and Wetlands

    This Labor Day we took the chance to spend some family time together having a small picnic and nature walk at Flatwoods Park and Wetlands in Ellettsville IN. There is a nice playground, covered picnic shelters, restroom and guided/paved hiking trail. This was easy to take a stroller along with sleeping baby. The paths are dotted with informational signs explaining the wetlands. Not that my kids cared, they were more into the benches and resting spots. Haha. We found some nice leaves 🍁 Hard to believe they are already starting to turn colors and fall. It’s nice to take the kids away from the screens and noise to spend some…

  • Military,  Travel/Vacation

    Review of Hickam Harbor Beach

    On my recent trip to Hawaii, I discovered a hidden treasure. Hickam Harbor Beach! This beach is a BEAUTIFUL turquoise and PERFECT for beginner watersports because the water is not as choppy and the waves are very small and tame. There is a break in the surf, waaaay back off the beach. It reminded me of “Moana” when they weren’t allowed to go beyond the reef. Far off in the distance you can see the big ol’ blue and the larger ships, but Hickam Harbor just moves at a slower pace. You can rent watersport equipment here at Hickam Beach for CHEAP! These prices are fractions of the cost of…

  • Family,  Parenting,  Travel/Vacation

    Baby Snap is ONE!

    My LAST baby has turned one. I will never again have an infant of my very own, and surprisingly, i’m OK with this. BabySnap was a MAJOR blindside, but she has been a great addition to our family. She is so precious and good natured. I mean, she is always being the picturesque, cute baby. We will often find her sitting quietly, sweetly holding a baby doll or teddy bear. She is so sweet that it’s ridiculous. haha! We had a big family party for her (and her big sis) this past weekend, but today we decided to celebrate her on her physical birthday by taking a trip to the…

  • Travel/Vacation,  Uncategorized

    Big Woods Pizza and Brewing Co.

    My family visited a neat restaurant today. Big Woods Brewery and Pizza Co in Nashville Indiana. We came from a neighboring city to pick up a toddler bed we were buying off Facebook Marketplace. The kids were hungry, we were far from home and this restaurant came up highly recommended, so we gave it a try. The had a great selection of specialty pizzas and craft beers. My husband, DaddySnap, ordered a flight to try a few Left to right: Busted Knuckle, Common Necessity, Hoosier Red and Six Foot Blonde. I’m not much of a beer person, but he is. His favorite from the flight was Busted Knuckle, with Common…

  • Family,  Military,  Travel/Vacation

    Review of Pearl Harbor Base

    Aloha! I’m going to review some places I visited on my recent trip to Hawaii. A lot of focus will be directed to military exclusive locations. We stayed on the “Joint Base Pearl Harbor.” We were lodged back in an area “attached” to Arizona Hall, referred to as the “1500 Series.” The place where we were lodged wasn’t much to write home about, really. It was nicer than other on base options, it was safe and clean, but we weren’t there to experience the “posh” lodging options available on the island, we were there to support a mission. Rather, MY HUSBAND (DaddySnap), and his fellow Airmen were there to support…

  • Military,  Travel/Vacation,  Uncategorized

    Hawaii!

    Aloha SnapBackers! Well, I recently returned from a short but fun filled trip to Hawaii. I went a lot of places and saw a lot of things, and I am ready to start passing all the info along to you all. I’m going to try to make a post every day or two with another amazing Hawaii find. A lot of what I did was with military perks, so if you know any military families that like to vacation, pass this along to them as well. Every military family with a future plan to visit Hawaii will want to see this stuff! It was an amazing time away from the…