We escaped this past weekend from obligations and made our way to The Grand Canyon Railway Express to kick off the holidays. I had been wanting to take Brooke and Nora on the Polar Express Train for years and I'm so glad we finally made the time to do so. It was truly a magical trip and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw all our photos and videos of the kids having the time of their lives.
We hit the road and headed north into Arizona on Saturday, making sure we got off the 40 East to take Historic Route 66 into Peach Springs. We pretended the Subaru was number 95's red race car as we converged on the 2 lane road surrounded by red rock and cactus.
Besides seeing Santa and riding on the Polar Express, the girls had one very strong wish, to play in the snow. We headed up the local mountain, found snow and let the fun begin. They didn't care that it was more ice than snow, these kids still had a blast. They used sticks they found to build forts with their friends, slid across the patches of snow, and even pretended to climb Mount Everest.
Finally, it was our turn to hop on the Polar Express to the North Pole. The train ride did not disappoint. There was singing, hot chocolate, cookies, more singing, and Santa! Brooke and Nora belted out every tune at the top of their lungs. I wish I still looked at life the way a kid does with pure joy and excitement at all times
It was a short but memorable trip and I am so grateful we were able to do it. Taking time out of our busy lives be part of the holiday magic, was the perfect way to bond as a family and kick off the Christmas season. We hope you and yours also have time with the ones you love and we wish you all a very, Merry Christmas!
The B & N Crew
I can't believe Christmas is only two weeks away and January 2020 is upon us. 2019 was a very interesting year for Brooke and Nora At Home, so much happened, it seems easy to forget all we accomplished. The start of the year was extremely exciting, as my dream of selling our products on [...]
Before Tony went into stage 5 renal failure, I giggled at his obsessive use of dryer sheets. He loved them nearly as much as he loves football and would always use two or three at a time. While I've never been one to use dryer sheets myself, I did understand why he loved them so [...]
If you've already purchased our new liquid goat milk laundry detergent, you may have noticed one of the ingredients is called BN-Zyme 500. So what the heck is that [...]
One of my favorite things to do is talk, so as you can imagine I was super excited to be a guest on Healthiest Podcast. For my first time out the gate, I think I did ok, although there's about 1 million things I'd change next time. My story intro drags on too long, my [...]
From sleeping in to alarm clocks, back to school season is here. Our social media accounts are flooded with photos of smiling kids in new clothes, posing behind chalkboards that announce their grade levels for the new year. It gives us a feeling joy to see all these amazing children off to a fresh start. [...]
This past June, the twins and I had a scary, life altering experience. The repercussions of that event was that we spent the majority of the summer putting the house and ourselves back together. Unfortunately, this meant not seeing our sweet Daisy Goat. I had been missing her so much and losing lots of [...]
Two years ago, I set off to create the first ever Liquid Goat Milk Laundry Detergent. I won't bore you with all the details, just know that this was no easy feat and I lost a good amount of sleep over it. With every set back, I inched closer to my goal of formulating something [...]
Ahh the drudgery of laundry. The never ending task that seems to take up way too much of our time. Last weekend, I made the mistake of skipping laundry, for three days. Wow, what a mess. I've spent days trying to catch up, grumbling to myself with every load I take out of the dryer [...]
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Brooke, the B of B & N has recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. This news comes as the Holidays approach and now I’m scrambling to create a menu thatincorporates her needs. My amazing mom shared with me a Gluten Free Chocolate Cake [...]