South Haven, MI

By far my favorite western Michigan city! It has a beautiful boardwalk with shops, an Inn, restaurants, a my favorite coffee shop. We ate at Southaven brew pub. They had a menu labeled with gluten free options, which always makes my life a little easier! After lunch and exploring the boardwalk, we headed towards the … Continue reading South Haven, MI

Saugatuck, MI

What a cute small town on Lake Michigan! Very artsy area! We walked along the lake and stopped at an outdoor art exhibit and around the farmers market. We also walked their downtown area and went in all the adorable shops! My husband found an area to hike. He heard the views at the top … Continue reading Saugatuck, MI

Holland, MI

Ok full disclosure this city was way bigger than i expected. Our hotel was located in an area of the city surrounded by many stores and restaurants. We were about 10 minutes from the lake. Our first evening there we went out to eat, at Boatwerks, and then headed to the lighthouse. This is one … Continue reading Holland, MI

Traveling Gluten Free

I’m in the process of being diagnosed with Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. This requires me to be 100% gluten free for several weeks. This of course all happened within days of leaving for vacation and my birthday, but we were up for the challenge. My first stop was the store to stock up on gluten … Continue reading Traveling Gluten Free

Vacation time!

We are up and ready to head out of town. Well John and I….sorry Abby you have to stay with mom and dad! We headed to Michigan from my parents house Monday morning! It was a beautiful morning and we were excited to spend the week out of town! We of course had to stop … Continue reading Vacation time!

Guess who is 42?!

Yay another year around the sun! I was blessed to celebrate with my family and John’s family over the weekend. On my actual birthday we were on vacation, which is also a blessing. We celebrated with delicious food, and ice cream cake and they spoiled me with gifts! I also celebrated with my amazing nanny … Continue reading Guess who is 42?!

Friday Night Lights

I missed week one, but John and i made it to week 2! It was so amazing to watch my girls twirl under the lights. The half time show blew me away and i could not be any prouder of these young ladies. They have worked so hard to become majorettes and their passion showed … Continue reading Friday Night Lights

Nanny Camp

Final full week of summer Well summer has sadly come to an end. It was the oldest nanny kids last full week of summer so we made it her week. She picked our daily activities. We checked out a new library, had daily picnics, had a tea party and visited our favorite spots. We spent … Continue reading Nanny Camp

New name, same girl!

Did you notice my blog name changed? I started my blog almost 2 years ago with the name Mama Bears Adventures. The name mama bear was giving to me by my baton students because i always had their backs and did what was best for them. I love that they call me that. My photography … Continue reading New name, same girl!


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