Well we got back Saturday night from our trip to MI to visit my husband’s family.
We had a great time.
And it was my first long trip with my stepsons.
After the first four hours in the first of our two 14 hour car rides, I started making mental notes of funny things that were said in the car.
“Jacob, don’t put your foot in your brother’s ear.”
“Don’t mash my bladder.”
“Did the roof bag just fall off the top of the car?”
“Only 7 more hours to go.” (insert sarcastic tone)
The list could go on and on.
We laughed a lot.
Anyway, this was my first grown up trip to Michigan so I did lots of firsts.
A few of my favorites were the Meijer Gardens, a boat cruise on Lake Michigan (which I swear looks like the ocean!), and lots of shopping of course.
I picked up a new cookbook in Holland, MI called Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes.
It’s my new favorite. I have already made two recipes from it, and I am loving it.
No weird canned soups or processed ingredients.
Just simple slow cooker recipes using mostly whole ingredients.
I purchased the book “for two,” but her other cookbooks look great too.
I love the one “for two” because the recipes are in small quantities unlike most crock pot recipes.
And I love it so much I am going to give one away this week.
But first let me bore you with some vacation pictures.
Someone was kind enough to give us free tickets to the Creation Museum in Hebron, Kentucky (right outside Cincinnati) so on our way to MI we stopped for about 4 hours to visit the museum.
Honestly, I was blown away. One of the nicest museums I have been too in a long time.
And we all agreed that Noah in the Ark exhibit looked a lot like Phil from Duck Dynasty.
If you ever have the chance you need to go visit it.
Well worth the time and money.
If you are interested, here is the website link.
Then we finished the last 7 hours on the road and spent the next 8 days with family.
As we strolled through the desert plant exhibit, the kids spotted meercat sculptures and said, “Hey look it’s Poppi.”
The resemblance is uncanny:)
Okay, on to the giveaway.
I will giveaway one cookbook from the Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker series on Thursday.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below or on my blog facebook page.
I will randomly select one winner on Thursday morning and the winner can select the cookbook of their choice.
One entry per day.
You can enter until Wednesday July 24th at 8 pm.
Your email address will be kept private. No spam. I promise.