Category Archives: traditions

Kayak Point Twenty Nineteen

Three years strong, the annual tradition of staying in the Yurt Village at Kayak Point. This year I didn’t make it though. I was eight months pregnant, feeling huge and having pelvic pain from walking too much, and having to

Kayak Point Twenty Nineteen

Three years strong, the annual tradition of staying in the Yurt Village at Kayak Point. This year I didn’t make it though. I was eight months pregnant, feeling huge and having pelvic pain from walking too much, and having to

Kayak Point

Kayak Point has become an annual tradition. If two years in a row counts as a tradition. What a beautiful place. It’s not far from home, a little over an hour north. It’s on Susan Point, part of the Sound,

Kayak Point

Kayak Point has become an annual tradition. If two years in a row counts as a tradition. What a beautiful place. It’s not far from home, a little over an hour north. It’s on Susan Point, part of the Sound,

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