Adventures in Indigo

Earlier this month we took our annual family vacation to New Hampshire. My favorite place on earth! I’ve enjoyed this lake for almost every summer of my life as has my mother and now my [...]

On Top of the World

Last week my husband and oldest son experienced a trip of a lifetime. They spent 10 days backpacking over 75 miles with 40 pound packs at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. That’s my son [...]

Passion and persistence

  My younger son is passionate kid. When he gets a vision for a project, he is driven to see it through. If you’ve been a regular reader over the years you’ve seen his over-the-top birthday [...]

food and family

Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 2 – color stripe socks Yesterday, Thanksgiving, was the first day that I didn’t work AT ALL since…maybe August? Boy, was that nice. Good food, family, [...]

Halloweens past

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost here…again! It’s a popular and busy time of year for us, as we are very much a DIY costume family. Recently the boys were [...]

rest, relax, reset

This past Thursday I turned in my manuscript for the book that I’ve been working on for the past too-many months. Yippee! In honor of that immense accomplishment, we left for a 4 day [...]

to the lake and back

We’ve just returned from our annual vacation in New Hampshire. We had a beautiful hot week of sun, water, sand, blueberries, family, and more. There’s nothing better than to see your [...]

look up!

After a hugely busy few weeks both with work and family obligations, this week feels like a breath of fresh air. The deadlines and responsibilities are still ever-present but I am making time for [...]

change of scenery

pelican greeting us on the causeway to Sanibel Island a cold windy morning on the beach an egret outside the Dairy Queen ‘gator in the nature preserve sunning himself lush mangrove swamp [...]