Lewis River Trail #31: THE 16miler Log. Buckle Up.

As part of earning an adult scout badge, and as part of my own personal journey, I backpacked 16 - 18 miles with amazing company, with beautiful views, and the biggest lesson I learned, is to always make sure you have at least 2 extra socks before your trip. Oh, and I learned that I can do anything I put my mind too. I went in to the forest one version of me, and left with a whole new appreciation of, well, everything. Even the history behind how Lewis River Trail, became Lewis River Trail.

Our 8th Annual Christmas Light Hunt & Winter Break Kick-Off Adventure

For 8 years and counting, we kick-off winter break with a bang and an adventure. While on the hunt for Christmas Lights, we find so much more than just holiday spirit.

Parenting Fail (Question Mark?)

My husband and I were running the dogs' post dinner last night when my husband started shining his bright-ass flashlight into our 10yr olds room. Back and forth, quickly, and annoyingly until we saw said child get off her bed and open her bedroom door that opens to the outdoor deck. 10yrold: I HAVE SOMETHING... Continue Reading →

First day of school. First day of fresh, new, blank slates.

Both girls are attending new schools this year. B is now in Middle School while E was transferred to a new school that is better suited to her needs. And I am a nervous wreck sitting here at home. I vacillate between holding my breath and opening random apps on my phone to keep my... Continue Reading →

Living List #1: The Polar Plunge – Done

On the eve of the 2022 Polar Plunge, the eve of completing the first experience on my living - I was 100% excited, nervous, and unsure. This moment was 100% scary, thrilling, and liberating. And surprisingly, it wasn't at all like I had envisioned the accomplishment would feel like. Read more to see how wrong I was.

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