Category Archives: outings

Tulips

Driving up north to see the tulips has become an annual tradition. This is the third year the kiddos and I have made the trek, and the first year Brian has joined us. I’m more of a weekday person… crowds

Tulips

Driving up north to see the tulips has become an annual tradition. This is the third year the kiddos and I have made the trek, and the first year Brian has joined us. I’m more of a weekday person… crowds

Great Wolf Lodge

It’s that time of year again, Great Wolf Lodge time. We went last year in early February. This year, mid-March. And the first time we went, early May. I’m pretty sure this is an official annual trip now. I know

Great Wolf Lodge

It’s that time of year again, Great Wolf Lodge time. We went last year in early February. This year, mid-March. And the first time we went, early May. I’m pretty sure this is an official annual trip now. I know

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

Blaise Date

The Art of the Brick exhibit came to Seattle at the Pacific Science Center in May. I kept meaning to take Blaise and then summer happened. And with summer comes crowds (I actively avoid crowds). I forgot about the exhibit…

Blaise Date

The Art of the Brick exhibit came to Seattle at the Pacific Science Center in May. I kept meaning to take Blaise and then summer happened. And with summer comes crowds (I actively avoid crowds). I forgot about the exhibit…

Camp Orkila

Camp Orkila is an annual tradition around here. Brian has been taking Blaise—and since 2015, Laine—over Mother’s Day weekend… it gives them time together and me alone time (well, semi-alone time since I have the little ones). Brian decided to

Camp Orkila

Camp Orkila is an annual tradition around here. Brian has been taking Blaise—and since 2015, Laine—over Mother’s Day weekend… it gives them time together and me alone time (well, semi-alone time since I have the little ones). Brian decided to

Moss Lake

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

Moss Lake

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