I grew up in the beautiful town of Bend, Oregon and moved to Minnesota in 2007 after completing graduate school at Yale University. I didn’t plan to stay in the Midwest long-term, but that all changed when I met my husband, Josh, at a Halloween party in 2009. We were married in May 2011 and I guess you can say that the rest is history!
My wonderful husband and I welcomed our amazing son, Chase, into the world in March 2014 and our beautiful daughter, Kate, in January 2016. I absolutely love being a wife and mom and can’t stress enough how blessed I am to have such a great family!
In 2014 I exchanged my 50+ hour work week for a 24/7 job as a stay-at-home mom. I’m excited because I’ve taken my passion for learning and research and have utilized these traits to gain as much knowledge as I can about the things that matter the most to me as a mom. At this point I hope to focus on sharing my favorite infant and toddler products. I know that when I became a new mom I spent countless hours researching products online that I wanted to purchase prior to my son’s arrival. Now, two kids later, the researching continues and I’m frequently looking for products that make all of our lives a bit easier. While I’m not officially an expert, I kind of feel like I am due to the sheer amount of information I have read over the past couple of years.
Another favorite topic of mine is travel. Prior to starting our family, Josh and I were known to fly from Minnesota to Oregon for the weekend (we are season ticket holders for Oregon Ducks football) or to Dubai for a quick four day mileage run trip. Early on we decided that we wanted to continue our travel adventures with our kids. I think I’ve learned quite a bit about traveling with little ones over the past couple of years. My 26 month-old son has now flown over 60,000 miles and my four month-old daughter has two cross-country trips under her belt with four more scheduled through the end of 2016. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with others who may be intimated by the thought of traveling with young children.
Other fun topics that will be sprinkled into the blog include DIY projects, recipes, sports, music, and volunteerism.
A few of my favorite things: faith, family, friends, Oregon Ducks Football, wakesurfing, travel, shopping, and Starbucks.
Josh grew up in a southwest suburb of Minneapolis. He always has been a huge sports fan and is hoping that one of the Minnesota teams will win big again in his lifetime. The Minnesota Twins last won the World Series in 1991 and the Vikings have never won a Super Bowl, so it’s fair to say that it’s been a long wait. He has become a huge Oregon Ducks fan and is an enthusiastic follower of college football. Other hobbies include travel and boating.
Josh works as commercial banker for a large bank and is a whiz at making Excel spreadsheets! When not at work, Josh is very handy around the house. He spent an entire summer building a deck on our house. It looks fabulous! Josh is also the brains behind all of our travel, as he has become an expert on airline mileage and hotel points. He loves being a daddy to our son Chase, daughter Kate, and also to our puppy, Max.
Born in March 2014, Chase is our first born. He loves playing with his trucks, going to the park, watching sports with Mom and Dad, and bath time.
Born in January 2016, Kate is the newest addition to the Lucas family! She loves when family visits and enjoys when her big brother makes her laugh.