Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Des Moines Concert Completes Musical Bucket List

Des Moines Concert Completes Musical Bucket List

Jun 30, 2015

Several years ago I decided to make a “Top Five” list of my favorite artists/musicians. I can’t recall if someone asked me to make the list or if I decided to make the list ‘just because’, but either way I made this list quite some time ago and so far not one artist has been dropped in favor of someone new. In the years since I made the list, I made...

Great Weekend Fun!

Great Weekend Fun!

Jul 8, 2014

It would seem that the never-ending barrage of Des Moines’ summer festivals, special events, and options for entertainment would keep me pretty well entertained while I wait for July to pass and for our newest family member to arrive.  But summer in Des Moines is also about friends, family and community and sometimes we have to bypass the advertised public...

Warming Up with Some Hot Teams!

Warming Up with Some Hot Teams!

Jan 14, 2014

Last week I promised to devote the next several blogs to providing ideas on ways to stay warm and distract ourselves from the bone chilling cold that has consumed Des Moines lately.  While the forecast this week doesn’t look as bad, it is still winter and you will not find me outside “enjoying” the weather for at least another 20 degrees. Last week I...

Family Date: Call of the Wild

Family Date: Call of the Wild

Nov 18, 2013

Maybe it’s heading into the holiday season or the chill in the air, but it’s about this time of year that I get a little bit home sick for my country of citizenship – the Great White North, aka Canada. To get a little bit of that Canada feeling here in Des Moines, we took our daughter to her very first hockey game to see the Iowa Wild (she is half...

Happy Birthday! Love, Des Moines (and Mom)

Happy Birthday!  Love, Des Moines (and Mom)

Nov 12, 2013

My family loves a good surprise.  Why simply wish someone a happy birthday when you can concoct an elaborate scheme, involve all of their friends, and lure the honoree to a party of epic proportions?  My mother started this tradition when she lured my brother and his wife to Chicago for their bridal shower.  To get them there she staged a pretend wedding for...