Category Archives: doing

Republic

Republic, Washington. Not a place I ever envisioned us vacationing. It’s a tiny town in the middle of nowhere (literally, nowhere), up in northeastern Washington about a half-hour from the Canadian border. A five-hour drive from home. We went for

Republic

Republic, Washington. Not a place I ever envisioned us vacationing. It’s a tiny town in the middle of nowhere (literally, nowhere), up in northeastern Washington about a half-hour from the Canadian border. A five-hour drive from home. We went for

Camp Orkila

Camp Orkila, 2017. The annual tradition where Brian takes the kiddos to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island over Mother’s Day weekend. This year Bob (Papa) and Uncle Kelly went, and next year Saige will start going. Eventually Vaile will go

Camp Orkila

Camp Orkila, 2017. The annual tradition where Brian takes the kiddos to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island over Mother’s Day weekend. This year Bob (Papa) and Uncle Kelly went, and next year Saige will start going. Eventually Vaile will go

Skiing: Winter Twenty Seventeen

After taking weekly indoor skiing lessons last summer, Brian signed Blaise and Laine up for skiing lessons on the snow. Every Saturday for eight weeks. And they’re already signed up for weekly summer and winter 2018 snow lessons again. Brian really

Skiing: Winter Twenty Seventeen

After taking weekly indoor skiing lessons last summer, Brian signed Blaise and Laine up for skiing lessons on the snow. Every Saturday for eight weeks. And they’re already signed up for weekly summer and winter 2018 snow lessons again. Brian really

October Twenty Fifteen

October went fast. Broken record here, the month started and now it’s over. Let’s break it down for old times’ sake… After being in California since mid-August, it was time to start packing up for the drive home. October started on Thursday and the big

October Twenty Fifteen

October went fast. Broken record here, the month started and now it’s over. Let’s break it down for old times’ sake… After being in California since mid-August, it was time to start packing up for the drive home. October started on Thursday and the big

August Twenty Fifteen

August started off with a bang and ended pretty blandly (this is a good thing). We were horribly sick, and I was in the ER as the month rang in. Awesome. We managed to get through the sickness, recover, prepare for

August Twenty Fifteen

August started off with a bang and ended pretty blandly (this is a good thing). We were horribly sick, and I was in the ER as the month rang in. Awesome. We managed to get through the sickness, recover, prepare for

July Twenty Fifteen

I’m ahead of the game (for now). Starting on July before the month is even over. I figure I best get going on this before the chaos of moving and the start of our homeless stint. July is the last month

July Twenty Fifteen

I’m ahead of the game (for now). Starting on July before the month is even over. I figure I best get going on this before the chaos of moving and the start of our homeless stint. July is the last month

June Twenty Fifteen

June was here and now it’s gone. After the hellish month of May, it was a nice change to just take it easy. June saw the kiddos’ recital, their last day of school, Saige turning nine months, family hikes, final

June Twenty Fifteen

June was here and now it’s gone. After the hellish month of May, it was a nice change to just take it easy. June saw the kiddos’ recital, their last day of school, Saige turning nine months, family hikes, final

October Twenty Thirteen

As always, the months are flying by. There was something making the rounds online that said, “The days are long but the years are short.” So true. I can’t believe it’s almost 2014. Really, 2014?! October flew by quickly, then

October Twenty Thirteen

As always, the months are flying by. There was something making the rounds online that said, “The days are long but the years are short.” So true. I can’t believe it’s almost 2014. Really, 2014?! October flew by quickly, then

September Twenty Thirteen

Trying to keep up on this so in five years I can remember (vaguely) what we did five years ago. September, in pictures (in random order)… After a busy August, we spent more days at home in September.

September Twenty Thirteen

Trying to keep up on this so in five years I can remember (vaguely) what we did five years ago. September, in pictures (in random order)… After a busy August, we spent more days at home in September.

August Twenty Thirteen

August was busy. Self-inflicted busy. We were gone almost every day doing something. Toward the end of the month, about 10 minutes into each outing Blaise started saying, “Mama, I’m tired. I want to go home.” And he wanted to

August Twenty Thirteen

August was busy. Self-inflicted busy. We were gone almost every day doing something. Toward the end of the month, about 10 minutes into each outing Blaise started saying, “Mama, I’m tired. I want to go home.” And he wanted to