2011 Year in Review

December 31, 2011 in Crafts, Traditions, Year in Review - 2 Comments

I was in charge of putting together the family calendar this year for the grandparents and ourselves. I’ve tried to switch over to online calendars and calendar apps but I still like having our lives organized in concrete handwritten form. Like most projects I tackle, I thought I could whip…

Fa la la la la

December 16, 2011 in Christmas - 3 Comments

I keep having this recurring dream. I’m at Disneyland and am running from attraction to attraction. No matter how many days I am there, I always run out of time to fit in all of the rides. It’s a stressful dream and I often wake up feeling a little exasperated…


December 7, 2011 in Birthdays, Blake - 4 Comments

Back in real life, I’ve been lamenting the fact that Blake’s birthday falls around the holidays. I feel like we can never properly celebrate his big day in between Christmas parties and decorations and gifts and cards and visiting out of state family and on and on and on. Luckily,…

Hawaii Wrap-Up

December 6, 2011 in Hawaii, Swimming, Tanner Family, Vacations - 2 Comments

I could probably fill several more posts with details from our Hawaiian escape, but I must wrap it up before we get into the thick of Birthday and Christmas season. One of the best parts about being in Hawaii was simply getting to play outside. The boys traipsed through every square inch…

Chasing Waterfalls

December 5, 2011 in Hawaii, Nature, Swimming, Vacations - 3 Comments

Our first and second attempts to hike to Waimea Falls were unsuccessful. Our original plan was to hike on Thanksgiving morning before letting our feast settle in. We checked online to make sure they were open, but once we got there, there was a small sign on the gate that…

Polynesian Cultural Center

December 3, 2011 in Hawaii, Tanner Family, Vacations - 3 Comments

If you ever wanted to be submerged in the island cultures of the Pacific, the Polynesian Cultural Center is the place to go. It’s set up with villages representing Samoa, Fiji, Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, Aotearoa, and Marquesas. Each village offers entertaining (and sometimes hilarious) shows that demonstrate the culture. You…

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