Entries by Amy Carney


He did it.

He did it. Long overdue in my wifely opinion, but it’s done. It’s out there and now what? Keith told the Chicago Blackhawks yesterday that he needed a year leave to take this RV trip around the USA with our family. Yikes. We don’t know what this means for his future with the team or […]


Arizona Gives Day!

Tomorrow, April 9, is Arizona Gives Day! It’s a good reminder for us to look at what exactly are we giving to those around us. It’s a day to go online and connect with causes you care about and make a tax-deductible donation. The donation stays local and helps nonprofits provide much needed services and […]

Our Route for June and July!

June 2-4 Phoenix to Lake Powell June 4-7 Zion National Park, Utah  June 7-9 Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Capitol Reef National Park, Utah June 9-12 Salt Lake City, Utah June 13-22 Jackson Hole, Wyoming June 22-25 Lava Hot Springs, Wyoming June 26-30 Glacier National Park, Montana June 30-July 3 Wallace, Idaho July 3-July 19 […]

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Intentionally Simplifying….

I love this time of year. Our Arizona weather is just perfect; the kids competitive sports are over (or should be, ahem… soccer…. that’s for another post) and my husband’s hockey job is coming to an end after yet another season. Our evenings and weekends tend to be more relaxed making time for bike rides […]

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It Pays to Recycle in California!

  It’s tradition. Recycling bottles and cans in California for cash. It’s what we do. It’s what we’ve done ever since the kids have been old enough to understand about making money and helping the environment at the same time. Kids of this generation need ways to make a little hard earned cash themselves. It’s […]


All For One and One For All!

This is what it’s all about to me. Youth sports can be so out of control nowadays that sometimes we can forget what’s really going on here. Parents are yelling from the sidelines so focused on that win. It can get intense and then a moment like this happens to put it all in perspective. […]

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Leaving it all behind….

You’re doing what?? Do you ever shake your head in bewilderment as you look at your family’s weekend calendar? How in the world am I going to get all of these kids to their sports and activities across the valley with Hubby on the road? I sometimes wonder when life made a turn and I […]

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The biggest question most people have when they hear about the adventure we are about to embark on is “Are you going to homeschool then?” Well, yes, I guess if we’re pulling them out of middle school then looks like I will have to. Honestly, it overwhelms me to think of finding and sticking to […]