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{52 Dresses} Dress 40 | Emmi Lee Designs

Congratulations Janie Ramirez! You won the $50 gift certificate to Emmi Lee Designs! The skinny on {52 Dresses}: MakeView full post »

Stinky Boys | The Big Blue Bus Tour

It’s 7:30am. (Actually it would be 8:30am – but today is the end of daylight savings.) Jacob just walked into theView full post »

The Simple Life | The Big Blue Bus Tour

I’m falling into bed exhausted tonight. We had a full day filled – from sun up to lights out – with theView full post »

Halloween on The Big Blue Bus Tour

As a family we celebrate Halloween, but it’s not one of our BIG holidays. (Come to think of it, I guess onlyView full post »

Our Bus… The Tin Can | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Its freezing on the bus this morning. I shivered most of the night. We have two space heaters working nonstop that areView full post »

Trust in The Lord

Tomorrow marks three months since we sold our house in Florida and started our adventure. The last three months haveView full post »

Moving Day | The Big Blue Bus Tour

This morning we woke before the sun came up. It’s moving day. The RV park is dark and quiet. We speak in hushed tonesView full post »

Parenting on The Big Blue Bus

Parenting is not for the weak hearted. I remember when the boys were little and I was sleep deprived and overwhelmedView full post »

19 years.

It’s 10pm on The Big Blue Bus. Miss B is finally asleep in her bed – though she’s sure to be joining us in oursView full post »

A Day in the Life | The Big Blue Bus Tour

We thought you might like to see a bit of what our day looks like around here on The Big Blue Bus. The outdoor clipsView full post »

Beach Family Photography

Posting these images makes me miss Florida! I had the opportunity to photograph this family right before we moved. OurView full post »

{52 Dresses} Dress 39 | Tutu Du Monde

The skinny on {52 Dresses}: Make sure to check out {52 Dresses} Year One and the current {52 Dresses}! I’m workingView full post »

FAQ | The Big Blue Bus Tour

See pictures of our bus here. See a video of our family on the bus here. 1. Why are you doing this? Jake is switchingView full post »

Dale and Jen | The Big Blue Bus Tour

In August my family and I traveled to Puerto Rico to teach a free photography workshop and to do a couple photo sessionsView full post »

Daring Greatly | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Have you read Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly? If not, you should consider doing so. If you don’t know whoView full post »

Vomit. On the bus. | The Big Blue Bus Tour

The reality hit me this weekend. We live in a bus. We’ve been without a home since July 29th when we sold our house inView full post »

Our Alaska List

*View of Mt McKinley (aka Denali) from the roof of The Big Blue Bus Now that we’re in Seattle, we’ve beenView full post »


Our Alaskan Tour is almost up. Tomorrow is our last day before we fly to Seattle to meet up with The Big Blue Bus. I&#View full post »

Alaska Tour

It’s 10:30am on a Sunday morning and we’re parked in the parking lot at the Exit Glacier Nature Center outsideView full post »

after. our bus rocks.

We did it! As of today, our 1997 Blue Bird school bus is finished. And I’m in love. We’ve owned the bus justView full post »

through the window of the bus

We are officially in the middle of nowhere. Thousands of miles of vast wilderness are hidden up here on the AlaskaView full post »

a little romance on The Big Blue Bus

*A big thank you for all your comments! We love reading them! It’s the perfect treat to log on and read anView full post »

long days

It’s Tuesday and Sam and I are lying in the back of the bus. It’s been a long day. I’m done with the endless driveView full post »

a day on the bus

Our days on the bus have become fairly predictable and we’re establishing routines and systems that work for us. WeView full post »

the wheels on the bus

I’ve moved to the back of the bus. It’s 7:47pm and the sun is on it’s way down. We’ve been in Canada since noonView full post »

sleeping among giants

The time leading up to our departure from Tampa was a whirlwind. Five weeks to pack up our life, prepare to move into aView full post »

a day off

I lost a day yesterday. I spent the entire 500 miles sleeping. Sore throat, earache, and throbbing head knocked me outView full post »

life on the bus

Are you curious about life on a bus? We don’t have too much experience yet, as we’ve only been on the bus for threeView full post »


We’ve made it to Tennessee! It’s 6pm and the sun is setting. Gosh I adore this time of day when the sun is on itsView full post »

on our way!

Our adventure has begun. Though I suppose an argument could be made that our adventure began when we first conceived ofView full post »


I’ve spent quite a bit of time the last couple weeks huddled over graph paper with a ruler and a pencil. We’View full post »


Writers block. I’ve been struggling a bit with writing the last few weeks. There are half a dozen unfinished postsView full post »

morning swim

Our adventure got off to a rocky start earlier this week. The beach house we had reserved for 18 nights turned out to beView full post »

the backstory | our adventure begins

*The Waldo Express will shortly be removed from the side of the bus. We need to put our own mark on our Big Blue Bus!View full post »

real intent

I’ve been writing on our family blog for over 5 years, I started writing more than a year before Miss B was born.View full post »

no other choice

Two weeks ago today Jake came up with the plan for our bus tour. A lot can happen in two weeks. Our house is almostView full post »