Author Archives: loraraeccoon

Camano Island State Park

Back in 2021, I booked a cabin at Camano Island State Park for January 2022. Someplace to go for my birthday weekend. But that didn’t happen. It’s kind of a thing, that I book cabins and then rebook them, and

Camano Island State Park

Back in 2021, I booked a cabin at Camano Island State Park for January 2022. Someplace to go for my birthday weekend. But that didn’t happen. It’s kind of a thing, that I book cabins and then rebook them, and

Three!

Number five is three! They say the days are long but the years are short. I get that, in the world of having kids. I look at Blaise and wonder how it’s been 13 years since I was pregnant with

Three!

Number five is three! They say the days are long but the years are short. I get that, in the world of having kids. I look at Blaise and wonder how it’s been 13 years since I was pregnant with

Grayland Beach State Park

This is overdue. It’s the new year and this was back in mid-October. It’s fun looking back at the pictures because I’d rather be at the beach right now than back to real life after the long holiday break. I

Grayland Beach State Park

This is overdue. It’s the new year and this was back in mid-October. It’s fun looking back at the pictures because I’d rather be at the beach right now than back to real life after the long holiday break. I

Seven!

Baby is seven! And not really a Baby anymore but still Baby. Which is kind of hard to explain to people who only know us as a family with five kiddos, because Baby is not the Baby. But she once

Seven!

Baby is seven! And not really a Baby anymore but still Baby. Which is kind of hard to explain to people who only know us as a family with five kiddos, because Baby is not the Baby. But she once

Eight!

Over three months later, Saige’s eighth birthday post. Let’s cut to the chase, and get right to the details. The Pie turned eight in September, where we celebrated on her actual birthday—both her party and as a family. Her birthday

Eight!

Over three months later, Saige’s eighth birthday post. Let’s cut to the chase, and get right to the details. The Pie turned eight in September, where we celebrated on her actual birthday—both her party and as a family. Her birthday

Twelve!

Blaise is now 12, one year away from teenage territory. This kid has been top notch since day one. He is kind, caring, empathetic, funny, intelligent, and mature beyond his years… a great kiddo. And the best big brother, mostly.

Twelve!

Blaise is now 12, one year away from teenage territory. This kid has been top notch since day one. He is kind, caring, empathetic, funny, intelligent, and mature beyond his years… a great kiddo. And the best big brother, mostly.

Summer 2022

Summer took forever to start and now it’s taking forever to end. Weather-wise. It’s mid-October now, and the weather hasn’t got the memo that it’s fall. Not cool. Literally and figuratively. And being that it’s mid-October, let’s get right to

Summer 2022

Summer took forever to start and now it’s taking forever to end. Weather-wise. It’s mid-October now, and the weather hasn’t got the memo that it’s fall. Not cool. Literally and figuratively. And being that it’s mid-October, let’s get right to

Leavenworth & Icicle Gorge Nature Loop

At this point—over a month later—the goal here is to get something posted. For memory sake, when we look back in five years. Maybe eight years. Perhaps never. Who knows. Realistically, I’ll look back in like 20 years and wish

Leavenworth & Icicle Gorge Nature Loop

At this point—over a month later—the goal here is to get something posted. For memory sake, when we look back in five years. Maybe eight years. Perhaps never. Who knows. Realistically, I’ll look back in like 20 years and wish

Snoqualmie Tunnel

Apparently August had a train theme. First there was Iron Goat Trail. Then rail riders in Shelton. And then this sucker, the Snoqualmie Tunnel. Trains galore. Maybe we should watch Unstoppable again. Whenever the kids played with train tracks and

Snoqualmie Tunnel

Apparently August had a train theme. First there was Iron Goat Trail. Then rail riders in Shelton. And then this sucker, the Snoqualmie Tunnel. Trains galore. Maybe we should watch Unstoppable again. Whenever the kids played with train tracks and

Shelton

Sometimes I wonder how life would be without the Internet. I mean, I lived without it back in the day. Then came printed MapQuest directions. And AOL messenger. I was brisgrl (Brian and I have been together that long). As

Shelton

Sometimes I wonder how life would be without the Internet. I mean, I lived without it back in the day. Then came printed MapQuest directions. And AOL messenger. I was brisgrl (Brian and I have been together that long). As