Category Archives: traditions

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

October Twenty Fifteen

October went fast. Broken record here, the month started and now it’s over. Let’s break it down for old times’ sake… After being in California since mid-August, it was time to start packing up for the drive home. October started on Thursday and the big

October Twenty Fifteen

October went fast. Broken record here, the month started and now it’s over. Let’s break it down for old times’ sake… After being in California since mid-August, it was time to start packing up for the drive home. October started on Thursday and the big

One!

We are a baby-free family (for now). Saige turned one September 17. Another kid, another year flies by. First picture as a one-year-old! She added the headband after a few shots.  The day was pretty ho-hum. Brian was in Seattle, my mom was

One!

We are a baby-free family (for now). Saige turned one September 17. Another kid, another year flies by. First picture as a one-year-old! She added the headband after a few shots.  The day was pretty ho-hum. Brian was in Seattle, my mom was

Five!

Blaise is five! How he is five is beyond me. The days are long but the years are short, so true. In keeping with tradition, we’ve had the other kiddo pick out decorations and Brian and I decorate the night before their

Five!

Blaise is five! How he is five is beyond me. The days are long but the years are short, so true. In keeping with tradition, we’ve had the other kiddo pick out decorations and Brian and I decorate the night before their

Four!

Laine turned four July 19. FOUR. I’m not sure how that happened, she was just born. It’s weird, it feels like she should be four but it’s gone by in the blink of an eye. Brian and I had decorated

Four!

Laine turned four July 19. FOUR. I’m not sure how that happened, she was just born. It’s weird, it feels like she should be four but it’s gone by in the blink of an eye. Brian and I had decorated

Apple Picking

Over the summer we picked blackberries almost weekly. The kiddos are still asking to go even though the season has ended. My solution, pick something else. Apples! The kiddos approved. It wasn’t quite fall yet but a nice way to

Apple Picking

Over the summer we picked blackberries almost weekly. The kiddos are still asking to go even though the season has ended. My solution, pick something else. Apples! The kiddos approved. It wasn’t quite fall yet but a nice way to