• Making
  • Disney Shirts

    We’re headed back to WDW pretty soon, this time with Matt’s whole side of the family. I am not a big fan of the matchy-matchy family shirts, but I do like to do a little something special for a Mickey trip. So I came up with the idea of making a “custom” Mickey head for […]

  • Life
  • Essentialism – Kids’ Education + Extra Curriculars

    The podcast actually tackled school and extracurricular activities in two separate posts but both due to attention span issues and number of things to talk about/crossover, I’m talking about them together. What we say NO to We say no to a whole lot of extra work … both during and outside of the school year. […]

  • Life
  • Essentialism – TV

    Essentialism is a concept I’ve thought about for a long time – if not in that exact terminology then at an abstract level. It’s the concept that you have to pick what’s important to you (truly important) and say yes to that, but, perhaps more importantly, say no to other things so that you can say […]

  • Travel
  • UK all the Way

    One of the highlights of this year was our big UK trip. We left the day before school let out (they missed a whopping 4 hours of messing about and total teacher apathy) and flew direct to London. Once we got to London, we almost immediately hopped a train to Bath and spent a couple […]

  • Benjamin
  • Here Comes the Sun

    It’s a little hard to believe it’s been over a year since I posted. I’ve thought about doing so a few times, but not as many as I thought I would. I miss it, more because I can’t go back and see what was going on than because I miss doing it. If that makes […]

  • Life
  • Struggling.

    I’ve been a bit of a hot mess lately. The summer was kind of hard. Loss. Uncertainty. Change. These are a few of my least favorite things. My situation isn’t dire. I’m not in bed all day every day. I’m not in need of Prozac or Lithium. I’m just a bit more bummed/on edge than […]

  • Cooking/Food
  • Mug Cake Cook-Off

    Wowwie. It’s been a crazy month and a bit. Crazy. We’ve: 1) gone on an 8 day road trip with 12 people in a 12 passenger van over 3 states, 3 national parks and 2200 miles, 2) started back at school, 3) gone on our biggest camping trip to date, 4) gotten and gotten over […]

  • Benjamin
  • Wilderness Guys

    And so while Tabby and I were hiking around Vail and the Holy Cross Wilderness, Matt and Ben were doing their own thing. They were on their annual boy’s backpacking trip, having a grand ol’ time. The highlight of their trip was getting to hike their first 13’er, Mt. Parnassus, a cool 13,574 ft. above […]

  • Camping
  • Angel of Shavano

    Ahh Angel of Shavano. This wass our third year camping at this fine spot. It was the second weekend in July (this month was CRAZY, y’all) and we went up for a long weekend (Th-Sun). It’s a great group spot. We have a ton of space and even our own restrooms! Friday we did a […]