Where in the world have I been? {Oh, and a BIG announcement}

World oh Big Announcement: So you may be wondering where in the world I am, and why I haven’t been updating my blog 50 times a day (or maybe you didn’t even miss me).

I have decided to pry myself away from the computer this summer and spend more time with my family. As much as I love this blog (and you); I love my family more. During the summer months, we love to travel, and I may also try to get a summer job this year. With that said, I do plan to share our summer adventures with you, and hopefully some pretty sweet giveaways as well.

I also have some awesome news to share….. my husband was finally accepted to OCS. It seems like we have wanted this forever, but really it was only his second time applying, so I think he did pretty well. I am sad that I will be husbandless for 17 long weeks, but I couldn’t be prouder of John. He has worked hard for this, and I know he will make an amazing officer.

Right now my family is in Branson, MO. We decided to come back because last years trip was so much fun! This year we also had the pleasure of vacationing with my parents and grandparents. It has been really hot, but we are all having an amazing time.

If you plan to make the trip to Branson this year, I highly recommend the Holiday Hills Resort and Golf Club. When my grandma checked in they upgraded us to the President’s Suits and they are NICE! I guess they were empty, and the lady at the desk wanted us to have the best stay possible because we didn’t request an upgrade! The resort is perfect for families. They have 5 pools, playgrounds, tennis courts, golf, and an activity center where you can play games, watch movies, and even rent board games & equipment. The staff is also super helpful, and very friendly.

Since we’ve been back in Branson we hit a few of our favorite attractions! We re-visited Mel’s Hard Luck Diner, and I got to hear Jason Yeager sing Unchained Melody again (HE IS AMAZING). We also went to the Dixie Stampede again (I will write more about our visit later). Then today we had the pleasure of visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum, Castle of Chaos, and the Maze of Mirrors, and Presley’s Country Jubilee. We had a ton of fun, and I will be giving some in-depth reviews later this week, along with some tips to make your trip more fun if you plan to travel with little ones.

Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to. June will be a really busy month for me; because I will be heading to LA for the premiere of Cars 2, and then TN for our Twizzlers Family Road Trip, so keep in touch:).

Here’s to a great summer!

Where Are We Going? Twizzlers Family Road Trip!

Sorry, I always have Dora in my head, and I fear she won’t be going anywhere for another 3-5 years!!

We are SO stinkin’ excited to be heading out on a family road trip with Twizzlers this summer!We are blessed with the amazing opportunity to head to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN. Which is a dream come true for this music loving blogger. If you know how much I love music, you may find it shocking to know I have never been to Nashville, but alas I have never experienced “Music City”, and I can’t wait!

The coolest part is that we will be driving to Nashville in true Twizzlers style with the Twizzlers-mobile 🙂 . So if you see us, be sure to say hey, who knows maybe we will share some of our Twizzlers goodies with you (assuming the kids haven’t already eaten them all 😉 ).

So what do Twizzlers and Family Road Trips have in common?

Other than the obvious fact that Twizzlers make a great road trip snack (and they are low-fat, which moms love), they are also hosting the Twizzlers Landmark Summer Sweepstakes!

The Twizzlers Landmark Summer is a online sweepstake where families have the chance to win a trip to the US landmark of their choice! 4 lucky families will be selected to win this amazing grand prize! Of course that’s not all; Twizzlers will also award daily prizes such as Twizzlers branded GPS units, digital cameras, and national park guide books. More than 650 prizes will be awarded from May 15th – September 4th.

  • To enter head over to Twizzlers.com today!
  • So you can plan to learn a lot about Nashville, Twizzlers, and Road Trips this summer 🙂 .
  • To kick-start our summer fun I am offering the first of 10 Twizzlers giveaways I will be hosting here, on facebook, and on twitter!
  • This giveaway is for an awesome Twizzlers Prize pack (Twizzlers Cooler, Twizzlers Beach Towel, and Assorted Twizzlers products)


– To enter this giveaway simply head over to Twizzlers.com and enter the instant win game and sweepstakes, then come back and let me know that you did, and if you won anything! You can enter every day (so be sure to come back and let me know every day you enter)

– Like Twizzlers on facebook

– Tweet this giveaway or share it on facebook (using the facebook button above)(1 entry per day)

Tweet this message: Win awesome Twizzlers gear here: http://www.faithfullyfrugal-and-free.com/2011/05/roadtrip.html @faithfulmomblog

– Giveaway ends 6/1 at 8am. Prize provided by Twizzlers. This post is written as a part of my ongoing relationship with Twizzlers during their Summer Landmark Sweepstak