Beach Nights

February 17, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Traditions, Vacations - No Comments

There’s something about evenings at Lake Michigan. The sun doesn’t set until after 9pm in August and we all love those long summer nights. They are filled with walks to the beach. Play structures. Sand angels. Re-bandaging toe injuries that are covered in sand. Did I mention sand? Always some…

Just You and Me

September 13, 2017 in Birthdays, Crew, Disneyland, Traditions - No Comments

Our boys look forward to their birthday dates with intense anticipation and Troy is so good to schedule work from home days so we can make them happen. Crew patiently waited for his promised birthday bubbles since oh, January. The bubbles were a hit with the kids standing in the…


September 12, 2017 in Beach, Easter, Nash Relaxes, Swimming, Traditions - No Comments

We started Easter Sunday with church and the children’s choir that I lead sang a beautiful version of The Miracle. Of course everyone’s favorite part of the day was the post-church photo op. I kid. But we were feeling the love between the painful posed shots. My family came in…

4th of July

Once again, I’ve fallen so far behind in keeping up this little corner of the web. I have so much to say about Easter, Crew’s 4th birthday, the end of the school year, our amazing trip to Thailand and house hunting through it all.  We’re moving in just a few…

Spring Break

May 16, 2017 in Arizona, Loveys, Swimming, Traditions - 1 Comment

We’ve been going to the desert for spring break ever since Blake started elementary school. It’s a quick drive to Arizona from California and it feels like an escape even if we don’t stray from our standard activities. Most of each day is spent in the pool. Occasionally we leave…

Valentine’s Day

April 6, 2017 in Traditions, Valentine's Day - No Comments

Troy and I went out on a date the weekend before Valentine’s Day to avoid the crowds on the actual holiday. It’s getting harder and harder to squeeze in those dates amidst the boys’ activities. Nash was the only one that was assigned to decorate a Valentine’s bag for his…

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