Ten!

Laine is 10! Double-digits. She’s getting so old and mature—she’s 10 going on 16. And that’s totally fine with me. I welcome the kiddos getting older. We celebrated at home and then a few days later, with two of her

Ten!

Laine is 10! Double-digits. She’s getting so old and mature—she’s 10 going on 16. And that’s totally fine with me. I welcome the kiddos getting older. We celebrated at home and then a few days later, with two of her

Cannon Beach (Again)

Three times in the past year. That’s how much I love Cannon Beach. We went last September, back in March, and again in July. And I’m already looking forward to going again. I’m not sure what it is about the

Cannon Beach (Again)

Three times in the past year. That’s how much I love Cannon Beach. We went last September, back in March, and again in July. And I’m already looking forward to going again. I’m not sure what it is about the

Leavenworth & Colchuck Lake

Karann and I expanded our hiking adventures back in June, to include traveling to hike. Somewhere along the line, on one of our spring hikes, the idea to head to Leavenworth and hike Colchuck Lake came up. We were both

Leavenworth & Colchuck Lake

Karann and I expanded our hiking adventures back in June, to include traveling to hike. Somewhere along the line, on one of our spring hikes, the idea to head to Leavenworth and hike Colchuck Lake came up. We were both

Hiking & Ice Cream Camp

Every summer when we visit California, the kiddos get ice cream sundaes every night. There’s something about grandparents spoiling grandkids—which is exactly how it should be. Except this summer we aren’t heading down. And while we do Sunday Sundaes here

Hiking & Ice Cream Camp

Every summer when we visit California, the kiddos get ice cream sundaes every night. There’s something about grandparents spoiling grandkids—which is exactly how it should be. Except this summer we aren’t heading down. And while we do Sunday Sundaes here

Heybrook Lookout

This is one of those hikes I would never do on a weekend. Except I did. With everyone else. It’s funny how once you hear about something, you hear about it all over the place. Like when you get a

Heybrook Lookout

This is one of those hikes I would never do on a weekend. Except I did. With everyone else. It’s funny how once you hear about something, you hear about it all over the place. Like when you get a

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail

This sucker has been on the list since last August, when I discovered it after hiking Annette Lake. The goal was to get the kids on the trail last September until I fractured my foot. When my foot was back

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail

This sucker has been on the list since last August, when I discovered it after hiking Annette Lake. The goal was to get the kids on the trail last September until I fractured my foot. When my foot was back

Moose!

Moosie Goosie! Last Friday, we made the extremely difficult decision to say goodbye to Moose. His time was up. And he was more than ready. He was suffering from stage 4 kidney disease, and he went downhill rapidly in the

Moose!

Moosie Goosie! Last Friday, we made the extremely difficult decision to say goodbye to Moose. His time was up. And he was more than ready. He was suffering from stage 4 kidney disease, and he went downhill rapidly in the

Rattlesnake & Silverwood

These have nothing to do with each other. One is a hike in Washington. The other is a theme park in Idaho. Except I did both last week. And so, one post it’ll be. Rattlesnake This is one of those

Rattlesnake & Silverwood

These have nothing to do with each other. One is a hike in Washington. The other is a theme park in Idaho. Except I did both last week. And so, one post it’ll be. Rattlesnake This is one of those

Mount Erie

And Sugarloaf on accident. This hike felt like driving around LA using an old school, paper map. Like back in the dial-up days with printed MapQuest directions. We were confused. At least I was. Karann would have figured it out

Mount Erie

And Sugarloaf on accident. This hike felt like driving around LA using an old school, paper map. Like back in the dial-up days with printed MapQuest directions. We were confused. At least I was. Karann would have figured it out

April 2021

April gets a thumbs up. It was a productive month. And the weather was… nice. I say that begrudgingly. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of sunshine and clear skies. It makes me moody (I should be ashamed

April 2021

April gets a thumbs up. It was a productive month. And the weather was… nice. I say that begrudgingly. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of sunshine and clear skies. It makes me moody (I should be ashamed