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Pumpkin Carving Tips!

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Around my house, my kids like to decide on a design for me to carve when I carve our pumpkin for Halloween.  My kids have no qualms about picking out the most difficult pattern in the bunch!  I have carved cats and wolves and everything in between for our Halloween pumpkins.  While I have no idea what my kids will ... Read More »

Top Halloween Costumes

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Have your kids decided what they want to be for Halloween yet?  I found it to be a challenge to find a costume that kids want to wear and one that was affordable.  My wife and I took our kids shopping last weekend and we spent several hours going from store to store in South County.  Finally my oldest chose ... Read More »

American Music Awards Nominations Announced!

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Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett among the nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards.  Congratulations to Carrie Underwood who is the only country artist nominated for the Artist of the Year award.  You can catch the show live on Sunday, November 20th on ABC 30.   See the full list of nominees and vote for your ... Read More »

WATCH: New Video From Brad Paisley!


If you went to the Brad Paisley concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater this past summer you could be in his new music video!  It features Kyle and Monica from O’Fallon.  Check it out!   Read More »

Craig Campbell’s Painted Toenails!


Over the weekend I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes talking to Craig Campbell prior to his show at Farm Fest at Brookdale Farms.  While we stood next to the bus chatting about the Cardinals, something caught my eyes.  He was wearing sandals and when I looked down at his feet, he asked me, “How do you like ... Read More »

WATCH: New Chase Rice Video!


Just announced Chase Rice is coming to WIL’s Jinglefest on December 16th at the St. Charles Family Arena!  Check out the new video for “Everybody We Know Does” from Chase!   Read More »

Top 3 Moments at Disney on Ice!


I took my daughters to Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment last night at the Chaifetz Arena.  Instead of me giving you a review I thought I would share the top three things my kids liked seeing most at the show. Number 3. Seeing Elsa singing Let It Go!  They loved singing along with her! Number 2. Seeing Olaf!  ... Read More »

Happy Hayrides!

"Fun and upbeat image of young adults enjoying a hay ride, a common outdoor attraction marking the beginning of Autumn. Smiling and laughing, these young adults work either as a group of friends or two couples."

Who doesn’t enjoy a fun hayride with friends and family in the fall?  I was raised on a farm, so I spent a lot of time in the summer hauling hay.  Growing up the idea of a hayride meant work!  Now that I now longer live on a farm the thought of a hayride takes on a whole new meaning ... Read More »

The Perfect Getaway Is Right Here!


I have driven down the beautiful scenic river road several times over the years, but yesterday was a first for me to experience the best view in the Midwest!  The WIL crew enjoyed a fun day outing to Aerie’s Resort and the Grafton Zipline.  What a spectacular place! I had the chance to visit with JD Lorton, the Director of ... Read More »