Riding the Rails

… Without going off them! We spent a lovely weekend in Seattle with my family. The boys and I came back a day later than Nick, so we took the Amtrak Cascades back. Breccan loves trains, so he was super excited. He really loved watching out the window. We passed by the Port of Everett, […]

Tulips and Tantrums

We took the family out to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival this weekend. We lucked out, and the weather was very warm but not overly sunny. It was a great day for pictures, so there’s some picture overload here!  I saw some varieties of tulips I had never seen before. I particularly liked the “fancy” varieties […]

1 Month

Happy 1 Month to little Olin! Time has gone so fast and so slow at the same time. What we’ve learned about our littlest love so far: – He loves the Foo Fighters (dad is so proud) – He looks like John Goodman when he pouts – He’s a toughie, just like his brother (barely […]

Springtime Mindfulness

We’re still learning to handle the chaos of two kids around here. I am having an easy recovery, Breccan has taken well to his little brother, and yet somehow we can barely leave the house before noon! Self care and having a newborn do not go hand in hand. Olin is an easy baby, but […]

Our Screen Time Philosophy

I’m not a “no screen time” mom. When Breccan was born, it was still the recommendation by many organizations, and I definitely had mommy guilt about it. Since then, more has come out about appropriate media usage for kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released guidelines prior to updating their policy on media and […]