Twin Harbors State Park

Growing up, we went almost nowhere. Sure, we did the standard we live in California things, like go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and whatnot. But I can count on one hand how many family vacations

Twin Harbors State Park

Growing up, we went almost nowhere. Sure, we did the standard we live in California things, like go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and whatnot. But I can count on one hand how many family vacations

Seven!

The Pie is seven! Also known as Saige. When she was a baby, somehow we turned Georgie Porgie Pudding Pie into Saigey Paigey Pudding Pie. And so she was Pudding Pie for a while; it’s since been shortened to just

Seven!

The Pie is seven! Also known as Saige. When she was a baby, somehow we turned Georgie Porgie Pudding Pie into Saigey Paigey Pudding Pie. And so she was Pudding Pie for a while; it’s since been shortened to just

Eleven!

The oldest is 11! Which means he’ll be 22 by what will feel like next week. Man, time flies. And the memories blur. I remember so many things about his 11 years but the memories are sporadic. I don’t recall

Eleven!

The oldest is 11! Which means he’ll be 22 by what will feel like next week. Man, time flies. And the memories blur. I remember so many things about his 11 years but the memories are sporadic. I don’t recall

Summer 2021

There are no words to express how much I love summer. And by love, I mean hate. It’s just that hate is a bad word around here and I avoid using the sucker. It’s such a harsh word, packed with

Summer 2021

There are no words to express how much I love summer. And by love, I mean hate. It’s just that hate is a bad word around here and I avoid using the sucker. It’s such a harsh word, packed with

May 2021

This was forever ago. I made this post back in June but never went back and did anything with the sucker. That said, here’s May. Months later. Museum of Flight Blaise date! Blaise is all about WW2 so Brian took

May 2021

This was forever ago. I made this post back in June but never went back and did anything with the sucker. That said, here’s May. Months later. Museum of Flight Blaise date! Blaise is all about WW2 so Brian took

Camp Orkila 2021

This wasn’t the year for Camp Orkila. Talk about a clusterfuck. The trip was supposed to happen back in May… The May Camp Orkila trip attempt was a total failure. That was a day. Brian takes the kiddos to Camp

Camp Orkila 2021

This wasn’t the year for Camp Orkila. Talk about a clusterfuck. The trip was supposed to happen back in May… The May Camp Orkila trip attempt was a total failure. That was a day. Brian takes the kiddos to Camp

Kayak Point 2021

Another year, another trip to Kayak Point. This is always a fun weekend, and one I look forward to each summer. It’s been a tradition since 2016, spending the weekend up there with our old neighbors. Which makes the trip

Kayak Point 2021

Another year, another trip to Kayak Point. This is always a fun weekend, and one I look forward to each summer. It’s been a tradition since 2016, spending the weekend up there with our old neighbors. Which makes the trip

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