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Five!

Baby is five! Vaile, actually. But she exclusively goes by Baby. Even though she’s no longer a baby or the baby of the family. When we brought her home from the hospital, the older three called her Baby. It stuck.

Five!

Baby is five! Vaile, actually. But she exclusively goes by Baby. Even though she’s no longer a baby or the baby of the family. When we brought her home from the hospital, the older three called her Baby. It stuck.

September Twenty Twenty

September is usually my favorite month. Except 2020. I went on and on about why September was awful. Four paragraphs worth. But then I deleted it all. No sense focusing on the negative. Instead, it’s early October—already a waaay better

September Twenty Twenty

September is usually my favorite month. Except 2020. I went on and on about why September was awful. Four paragraphs worth. But then I deleted it all. No sense focusing on the negative. Instead, it’s early October—already a waaay better

Kayak Point

Yurt year four. Every September—August once—we hit up the Yurt Village at Kayak Point. It’s an annual trip we go on with our old neighbors and friends, and it’s always a really fun time. Last year I missed out. I

Kayak Point

Yurt year four. Every September—August once—we hit up the Yurt Village at Kayak Point. It’s an annual trip we go on with our old neighbors and friends, and it’s always a really fun time. Last year I missed out. I

Cherry Creek Falls

It’s Tuesday. Kiddo hiking day. Except we’re not hiking. Turns out having only one totally free day each week makes it really tough to squeeze in all other things we like to do, in addition to hiking. Duh. I should

Cherry Creek Falls

It’s Tuesday. Kiddo hiking day. Except we’re not hiking. Turns out having only one totally free day each week makes it really tough to squeeze in all other things we like to do, in addition to hiking. Duh. I should

Mount Margaret

Talk about a cluster of a hike. It’s entertaining now, looking back. And we knew in the moment we’d be happy we hiked, and how everything that went wrong would make for fun memories. But man, we were not feeling

Mount Margaret

Talk about a cluster of a hike. It’s entertaining now, looking back. And we knew in the moment we’d be happy we hiked, and how everything that went wrong would make for fun memories. But man, we were not feeling

Six!

Saigers is six. Big kid territory. According to her. It’s exhausting having two kiddo birthdays eight days apart. And this isn’t even a party year, pandemic and all. I shouldn’t be complaining. I’m not really, all went well. But I

Six!

Saigers is six. Big kid territory. According to her. It’s exhausting having two kiddo birthdays eight days apart. And this isn’t even a party year, pandemic and all. I shouldn’t be complaining. I’m not really, all went well. But I

Ten!

Double digits. We now have a 10-year-old. Blaise was super stoked to be turning 10. I think he went to bed excited every night for about two weeks before his birthday. I mean, it’s pretty exciting. I remember turning 10.

Ten!

Double digits. We now have a 10-year-old. Blaise was super stoked to be turning 10. I think he went to bed excited every night for about two weeks before his birthday. I mean, it’s pretty exciting. I remember turning 10.

Cannon Beach

Another year, another trip to Cannon Beach. We were supposed to go in June but pandemic. It probably would have worked out fine if we had gone. Instead we followed the rules and didn’t travel as requested by King County.

Cannon Beach

Another year, another trip to Cannon Beach. We were supposed to go in June but pandemic. It probably would have worked out fine if we had gone. Instead we followed the rules and didn’t travel as requested by King County.

Paradise Valley Conservation Area

Paradise Valley Conservation Area. I wasn’t going to bother writing about this hike because it’s not worth writing about. But here I am. I have pictures, so there’s that. This is from Tuesday, September 1. Three weeks ago. Damn smoke

Paradise Valley Conservation Area

Paradise Valley Conservation Area. I wasn’t going to bother writing about this hike because it’s not worth writing about. But here I am. I have pictures, so there’s that. This is from Tuesday, September 1. Three weeks ago. Damn smoke

August Twenty Twenty

Music during the day is a must. Even as a young kid, I remember having an ’80s boombox, listening to music in my room. And then came the boomboxes with the tape deck that would automatically reverse, amazing. Then there

August Twenty Twenty

Music during the day is a must. Even as a young kid, I remember having an ’80s boombox, listening to music in my room. And then came the boomboxes with the tape deck that would automatically reverse, amazing. Then there