Category Archives: traditions

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

Six!

Laine is six! We celebrated her birthday with our standard morning decorations. We arrived home from Yellowstone the night before, just after midnight. We decided to go to bed and get up early to decorate. And by we, I mean

Six!

Laine is six! We celebrated her birthday with our standard morning decorations. We arrived home from Yellowstone the night before, just after midnight. We decided to go to bed and get up early to decorate. And by we, I mean

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

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

Five!

Laine is five! For almost two months now… I’m a little behind updating around here. A brief summary before remembering in pictures: Laine woke up super excited. Birthdays are a big deal when you’re a kid. Low-key morning. It was

Five!

Laine is five! For almost two months now… I’m a little behind updating around here. A brief summary before remembering in pictures: Laine woke up super excited. Birthdays are a big deal when you’re a kid. Low-key morning. It was

Camp Orkila

It’s become an annual tradition for Brian to take the big kiddos to Camp Orkila over Mother’s Day weekend. This was Blaise’s third year, Laine’s second, and we’ll soon add Saige and Vaile to the mix as they get a

Camp Orkila

It’s become an annual tradition for Brian to take the big kiddos to Camp Orkila over Mother’s Day weekend. This was Blaise’s third year, Laine’s second, and we’ll soon add Saige and Vaile to the mix as they get a

Family Traditions

We want to start some family traditions. We already have a few we’ve started and kept up over the years—before kiddos and since Blaise was born. I’ve always said when Blaise is five it’ll be time to officially start since

Family Traditions

We want to start some family traditions. We already have a few we’ve started and kept up over the years—before kiddos and since Blaise was born. I’ve always said when Blaise is five it’ll be time to officially start since