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Ice Cream is Always a Good Idea

It’s Friday and Memorial Day Weekend is kicking off! Despite what the calendar says, around here Memorial Day Weekend means summer is beginning! It is such a fun & exciting time of the year for us. With summer on the horizon, the magic of warm weather is dancing through our minds. BBQs, carnivals, fairs, days…

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A Trip to the County Fair

The county fair has been one of my favorite summertime traditions since forever. There is something absolutely magical about it. From the delicious food, to the adorable animals, to the fun shows — I love it all. Yesterday we made the annual drive out to the fairgrounds and it was such a nice day. Roman…

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Family Apple Picking // 2015

Over the weekend, we celebrated the Harvest Moon and went apple picking. It’s one of our favorite family traditions and a perfect way to kick off autumn. Although there are lots of orchards nearby, I spent awhile searching for an organic one. It turns out that there are only four organic orchards in all of…

The Sunflower Maze

Over the weekend, we took a trip to one of the sunflower farms in our area. A lot of people don’t realize just what a beautiful state New Jersey is. There is so much to see & do here, especially in Northern New Jersey where we live. There are so many beautiful farms nearby and…

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Apple Picking

On Saturday morning we woke up bright & early to go apple picking! It was the most gorgeous autumn day. We met up with my cousins and their beautiful families. It was so much fun. After apple picking we headed over to my cousin’s house for beers, pizza, and some ATV-riding. Is there really any…

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Jungle Habitat

On Sunday afternoon, Matthew, Roman, Bella and I headed over to explore a place that we’ve been wanting to hike for awhile — Jungle Habitat. Jungle Habitat is located in our town. M. had ridden its trails on his dirt bike years ago, but I’d never been. It was a Warner Brothers-owned theme park that…