Spring Break 2018 in Peru

The whole family (wife, and three kids 3, 6, 10) just went to Machu Picchu (MP), Peru for spring break.  We loved it!  Since many people have asked about the trip, I decided to document some suggestions and lessons learned here.  Enjoy:   Pre-Planning If you want to get into the spirit before your trip, […]

…but what do I buy for the baby?

I just posted “So you’re having a baby…” for my expecting friends.  While I gave you good tips on what to READ, I neglected a few items on what to HAVE for the baby.  Trust me when I say this, it is a lot less than you think.  Besides the obvious of your diapers of choice […]

Christmas Eve Gift

The first rule of “Christmas Eve Gift” is that we don’t talk about Christmas Eve Gift.   The second rule is…we don’t talk about Christmas Eve Gift.  The remainder of the rules for the annual Coke holiday tradition are as follows: Anytime on Christmas Eve, in the timezone that you are in, be the first […]

Who made it better?

Can you guess which one we made?  While I love the ideas we find online, our execution leaves something to be desired. Too be fair, I did leave this task entirely in the hands of the 7 year old and it tasted just fine.  What this world really needs is a blog that is made […]

Where in the world is Carmen Beukenkamp?

This is a “fracking” small town. All I have to say is, if you haven’t been here, then you don’t know DIK. This is the kind of airport my 2 year old builds out of Lego, with just one plane. And I’m out.