All posts tagged: traveling

moving on. and i’m okay.

as i looked out the window of the plane yesterday morning, down at the pacific coast with LA sprawled out beneath me i had a unexpected but welcomed feeling…closure. i LOVED my time in LA this weekend. it was refreshing and relaxing to have some time away with Brian, although we actually didn’t spend that […]

5 on Friday…from the beach!

what have i enjoyed about our first family vacation? well, a lot but here are 5 things i’d like to share with you. 1. watching the kids play at the beach, jump in the waves, roll in the sand, build sand castles and join in the fun myself. 2. celebrating our big boys birthday…with an […]

Doing life every which way.

We moved from our home about 6 weeks ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long! We settled into life pretty quickly in Ohio with my family. We found a routine that works for us, at least for the summer. Then Brian and I left for Jamaica and the kids stayed with my mom and […]

And we are back!

Yes I am back. I am emotionally ready to re-engage the blog world and start catching you all up on what we have been doing. There is so much! Let’s start with a short video of our Jamaica trip! Create your own video slideshow at

we’re baaaack!

Wow! What a whirlwind of a trip we had in SoCal last week! We went from one thing to the next, traveled ALOT of miles, saw lots of people, did many fun things and I am happy to report we had a great, refreshing time! The kids were troopers with all the transitions of activities […]

5 on Friday (kind of)

We are in the midst of a whirlwind tour of SoCal. We are doing some fun things, seeing family and friends and attending our regional conference one last time. It feels good to take a step away from a crazy and overwhelming life in Chico right now. This trip as been unexpectedly so enjoyable and […]

Who Am I?

I’m sitting at the Sacramento airport…alone. I went through check-in and security without breaking a sweat from undressing and redressing 4 others including myself. I’m at the gate with Starbucks in hand, not even having to guard it so it doesn’t get knocked over. I’m on my laptop with no one trying to type with […]

What have we been doing?

Well lots… playing with our new toys…drum set (yes full on drum set), food and dishes, chutes and ladders, puzzles, wearing our new rainboots everywhere, snowmobiling, making snowmen and snow forts, playing with cousins, getting some quality time with high school friends, eating lots of good food, making ice cream out of the abundance of snow, remembering how to […]