King’s Pointe Review and Giveaway

by Katie on July 22, 2014

Kings Pointe poolFor the 3rd year in a row we packed up the car and drove North to spend the weekend at King’s Pointe Resort in Storm Lake. We left Charlie with Nana and Papa and took off for a special weekend with Drake. Drake remembered our trip well from last year and had our itinerary all planned out for us before we even left.

We got to Storm Lake around lunchtime and checked into the Resort. We stayed in a double queen suite on the third floor. Our room had a balcony that overlooked the lake. It was truly beautiful! We grabbed a quick lunch in town and then were ready to hit the pool. Drake just learned how to swim last winter so he spent almost all of his time swimming around the kids pool and going down the kids water slides. He is my cautious boy so we could not convince him to go down the big water slides, but Ben sure enjoyed his slide time. We also loved floating around and around the lazy river as a family just relaxing and talking and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Cell Phone Etiquette

by Katie on July 15, 2014

A Pew Research survey found that 67 percent of cellphone owners find themselves checking their phones for messages, alerts or calls – even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating. That means a lot of people are checking devices at any given time or place, and since July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month it is the perfect time to talk about the expectations and practices of wireless device users of all ages.


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Better Day with U.S. Cellular

by Katie on June 26, 2014

I love summer.  I love going to the pool with my boys and coming home to grill hot dogs on the grill. I love letting the kids stay up way past their bedtime playing outside with all the neighborhood kids. I love going out for ice cream in the middle of the afternoon just because we feel like. I love the festivals and farmers markets that are always going on around Des Moines. I love getting to know my city better each year as we use summer to our advantage to go out on little adventures. I guess you could say that summer and I get along just fine.

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Sports, Four Year Olds, and My Heart

June 4, 2014

This spring we signed Drake up to play t-ball. He played on a 4 year old team where everybody gets the chance to bat (and the last batter hits a “home run”) and everybody on the team fields the ball and they repeat this for 3 innings or about an hour total. You know what […]

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