Day 1 of 365

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it’s 2018 already?! I’m still in awe over it! Do you have any New Year goals? I have many goals of my own in mind and hope to accomplish them all. We’ll just have to wait and see until the end of the year, on how successful that turned out.

Today, being the 1st of January, my husband and kids will be doing our first adventure of the year. We are traveling to Illinois! Why Illinois? Good question, my brother and niece are there. They live about 2 hours away from Chicago, where we will be staying for the next 2 days and then heading back into Chicago for the night.

As you know, I’m from Las Vegas. We are currently sitting in 64 degree weather right now, and IT’S WINTER! When it gets cold out here it drops to the low 40s, possibly 30s, but thats when it’s late at night, and by no means do I need to be out late at night anymore (those years are long gone). My niece’s mom kindly texted me the other day that it’s -14 degrees out, and just then I was about to have a heart attack! I haven’t or shall I say WE HAVEN’T ever experienced weather below 20 degrees, let alone -14 degrees! As you can imagine, I’m in a bit of a panic mode, because well THAT’S FREEZING!

I don’t think I thought out this trip much. Before actually thinking about how freezing it was going to be over there, I already told my brother we were coming to visit the first week of January, OOPS! So now with my brother excited, especially since he has no family there other than his own in Illinois, he was quite excited for the news! I couldn’t back out now! So shopping is what I had to do. Your probably thinking, “well great, who doesn’t love shopping?” and yes, you are right, but right before Christmas!?! Hello strict budget!

Well, now that we are packed and ready to go, please wish us luck!

All with love,


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