Farmers Branch Aquatics Center – Indoor Swimming!

Disclosure: The Farmers Branch Aquatics Center provided my family with a day pass for indoor swimming and compensated my time writing this post.  Sunday was a gray and rainy day. Everyone was feeling a little blah from post-Halloween-let-down. In other words, Sunday was a perfect day to recreate some summer fun at the indoor swimming pool of the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center. Thanks to the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center for inviting us to tour the facility and swim! The Farmers Branch … [Read more...]

Preston Trail Farms Pumpkin Patch in Gunter, TX

With two kids now, it's been hard to visit all the cool places I'd like to go and share with you. So today, I've teamed up with Kimie, who is a family photographer in Richardson, Texas, to share her trip and review of Preston Trail Farms Pumpkin Patch in Gunter, TX. Here's Kimie: Thank you, Jill, for having me on the blog today! I am a Dallas Newborn Photographer, but when I'm not in the studio, I am always on the look out for a fun outing or activity for my three little people, ages 4 and … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Village Dallas Arboretum

About a week or so ago, Jaye saw an email in my inbox with a picture of the Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum. She immediately said, "Let's go there now!" And this morning it was finally time to make our yearly trek to the biggest Texas-sized pumpkin village ever--see last year's visit here. This year's Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum used more pumpkins than ever before. Jaye and I were debating on the drive there how many pumpkins there would be. Jaye guessed 1000 because that's … [Read more...]

A Day in Our Life – Video Version!

Last Wednesday, I took snippets of video all day long. Here's is a 3 minute glimpse at what our life looks and sounds like right now. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Village

Even though the weather doesn't feel like it here in Texas, it is technically fall. Which means we must do "fall-ish" things, like cook lots of stews (in the past 2 weeks, I've made 2 killer stews, so delicious), drink pumpkin flavored drinks and eat pumpkin flavored food, and of course pose for pictures with pumpkins. So when Jaye and I were invited to preview the Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum, we were excited.  Well, at least I was excited. Every year, the Arboretum creates a giant … [Read more...]