Category Archives: family
Another summer, another California trip. We go back home. Except Washington is home. Over 14 years now, with no plans to move. I’m not sure when back home is no longer where you grew up? California wasn’t supposed to be
It’s December. California was back in July. Been busy. That whole having another kiddo thing takes time and energy away from things like blog posts. I’m going to keep this simple just to get something posted… We went back to
Beaverton. Not exactly a place that comes to mind for a getaway. But that’s where we went in March. Olivia had a dive meet at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton, Oregon. My sister and her family came up
We have a lizard. Sherman. Except he’s not really ours. He lives out front under one of our house columns. And he’s the cutest little guy. A few weeks ago, I walked past the garage column to take something to
The new weekend plan: a family hike. Preferably a hike we’ve never been on before. Today, Moss Lake. In the paper last Sunday, the Seattle Times highlighted a hike that has an old fire lookout. We thought that would be cool
A new hike around the area every weekend. Our new plan. Today, the Evacuation Trail around the corner from our house. The big kiddos, Melvin, and I hiked it the week before. Brian and the little gals hadn’t gone yet. And
Meet Melvin! We’re back to being complete with two pups. It’s been almost a year since we lost Leilah, and I still struggle with her loss. (Teary eyes now.) She was my sidekick and shadow, always around but never bothersome.