Family Trip: Holiday Festival of Lights

Charleston County, South Carolina has a great event each year during the Christmas season.  The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park features over 700 displays with over 2 million lights.  The Holiday Festival of lights is ranked on the top of many lists around the world for light displays. We live in

The Great Bathroom Explorer

My four year old has a mission in life.  It must be a great feeling to be only four and already know what you want to do with your life.  What’s his mission?   To go to every bathroom on the planet.  It never fails, when we go somewhere the first thing he does is

Stop Clowning Around

I have a confession to make…I dislike clowns.  That’s actually a bit of an understatement….I detest clowns.   Ok, let’s go for complete honesty…I am terrified of clowns.  There, I said it. Being afraid of clowns is not a rare condition, there are many of us out there.  There’s even a name for it, Coulrophobia is

Who Needs Christmas Cards

Each year we get together as a family and take Christmas photos for our Christmas cards we send to friends and family.  There is also a tradition, which we don’t take part in, where you send a Christmas letter/newsletter where you update everyone with what’s happened to your family over the past year.  I think

New Job Title: Elf Photographer

Have you noticed this new phenomenon…well maybe it’s not “new” but it’s new to me.  My Facebook feed is filled with photos of Elves in various strange situations and poses.   It actually very strange if you think about it.  We parents are posing these little elves, which we paid a lot of money for,