Sledding We Go

Growing up in a rural Illinois town you would think that I would be well versed in the art of sledding that is not the case. My hometown is located just at the temperate line where snow falls but rarely sticks around for long. My brother and I would maybe get in one round of... Continue Reading →

Uncle Matt

If you have ever met our dog Pippi in person then you are very aware of her affinity to snuggling. There is nothing that dog loves more than curling up and taking in a little body heat. She also has a knack for finding that one person with a soft spot for fuzzy little black... Continue Reading →

O’ Christmas Tree

While all we have in the truck is a tiny little green foil Christmas tree with miniature ornaments, no I didn't remember to take a picture of it, I still collect tree ornaments.   I have well over 200 now and there is no plan to stop.  As we cross the country I pick up a... Continue Reading →

Jammie Pants Version 7.0

I know you all been waiting with baited breath to see what this year's Jammie pants would look like. Oh, you don't know what I'm referring too; well let me fill you in. For those who might be a little newer to The Roving Van Gelders my family has a fun tradition. It started 7... Continue Reading →

Puppy Gifts

It's that time of year when we start our Holiday gift shopping, I think I'll start with Pippi this year.  Here are a few things I'm considering for the princess.  Not totally sure what she is getting yet. Hamish McBeth Travel Pod - I love this idea but not sure that it is roomy enough... Continue Reading →

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