Category Archives: outings

Swamp Trail

A summer Friday and the kiddos and I had zero plans… my favorite kind of summer day. I knew I wanted to embrace doing nothing after lunch, which meant I needed to do something with the kiddos in the morning

Swamp Trail

A summer Friday and the kiddos and I had zero plans… my favorite kind of summer day. I knew I wanted to embrace doing nothing after lunch, which meant I needed to do something with the kiddos in the morning

Dash Point Beach

July already and we’re just now getting around to filling our weekends with family outings. We were caught up with weekend kiddo activities and finishing our around the house list, which we pretty much have. Only a few lingering items—nothing

Dash Point Beach

July already and we’re just now getting around to filling our weekends with family outings. We were caught up with weekend kiddo activities and finishing our around the house list, which we pretty much have. Only a few lingering items—nothing

Camp Orkila Twenty Eighteen

The annual Camp Orkila trip took place over Mother’s Day weekend. Brian, Blaise, Laine, and Bob returned, and Saige and Courtney made their debut. Rumor has it they had a great time (as usual); the kiddos are already asking to

Camp Orkila Twenty Eighteen

The annual Camp Orkila trip took place over Mother’s Day weekend. Brian, Blaise, Laine, and Bob returned, and Saige and Courtney made their debut. Rumor has it they had a great time (as usual); the kiddos are already asking to

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