Our Life On Purpose

We have 940 Saturdays until our kids graduate from high school and go on to college. That's 18 summers to make the most of our time with them.

Every year, we make resolutions to be intentional. Eat less, exercise more, get up earlier etc. We want to live our life on purpose, be intentional about parenting and being together and make family our favorite thing.

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Our Life

We love family time, and though sometimes that means we have more mess than we'd like, we want to share our journey with you. Follow along as we share our favorite experiments and experiences as we try to make every moment count.

Though the days are long, the years are short.

• Saint Ignace, MI.• • Light Houses, Ferries, and splashing around in some water.• • Saint Ignace seems to be a less busy and less populated area to get the ferry to Mackinaw Island (though we didn’t hang out on the Mackinaw City side). But we were there over Labor Day weekend and it was an extremely busy time, and we didn’t have to wait to get the ferry. • •This was near the first loading dock area for Star Line and there were some fun things to see and do while you wait, if you did have to wait though.•

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We did it! We’re officially on the road!

By Joseph

We sold the house! We’re now officially full-time RVers. The video below is a round-up of a lot of recent vlogs we’ve created. I hope you enjoy it. The next video will be a destination style video of Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Downsizing, a quick review When you’re buying a house, you look…

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•Spent my birthday exploring St. Ignace. • We ate some Michigan made ice cream at Molly Moo’s. Michigan Pothole was super tasty with big chunks of black asphalt . • Liam had Superman. Which in Michigan is actually more than just vanilla! He enjoyed it, if you can tell. • Then we headed to the Obijwe Indian Museum. This place looks small from the outside but is much bigger and very educational for us all.

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•We crossed over the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere while pulling, Bertie, our beloved travel trailer to Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The bridge was 5 MILES long! • We stayed in the cute little town of St. Ignace and had the best time exploring the area. •And we learned that it is always “mackinaw” even with with c.

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I woke up one morning and walked outside to found these gorgeous flowers on my table. Isn’t that the nicest thing?! It really made my day.

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•This is the last post from Sleeping Bear Dunes, I swear. But it was one of my favorite parts of our trip, so I had to share. • This is Overlook 9. It has a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan. But the coolest part was that there is a 450 foot dune and the girls and I really wanted to climb it. We kept hearing people talk about how hard it was and the sign sort of scared me too. But after seeing some 20 something’s climb up it in about 10 minutes, I decided that the girls and I should try it. 😬 Worst case it would take us an hour or so. • We did it and in less that 20 minutes! I was so amazed at my strong little girls. They each set their own pace and did so amazing.

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• At the end of our 2ish mile “hike” over the dunes, we were rewarded with the beauty of Lake Michigan. It felt almost as if we were on some tropical island. • On the way back, we stopped to take in the beauty of Glen Lake one last time before we sprinted down the dunes. •Fantastic way to spend the day as a family!

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Finally catching up on posting pictures… •We did the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb with the kids and I was so impressed with them. My kids are pretty amazing. They made the entire trek over the dunes out to Lake Michigan! •The kids loved running up and down the Dunes with complete abandon. • On our way out, we saw a beautiful view of Glen Lake behind us. • And after about the 3rd large dune, we finally got a view of Lake Michigan! • This place was amazing so more pictures to come!

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First stamp in our National Park Passport book! Liam was so excited to be the first one to get to stamp it!

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Next stop, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It was such an awesome place for the kids to run and explore. Such a gorgeous park.

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