Friday, June 24, 2016

Goin back to Cali

This week, we visited Ryan's parents for the first time in 7 years. The weather has been perfect. The kids have really enjoyed all the grandparent attention. Ryan's dad is an amateur photographer and he took many great shots of the kids. There were also shots of me but I am in a wetsuit. No further explanation is necessary.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blog! It's been so long.

It's been two adventure-filled months. The following happened in this order: yoga retreat at the Sleeping Lady, trip to NYC with mom, sister, aunt and cousin to celebrate mom's birthday, weekend adventure in Mazama where we stayed at the the Rolling Huts, trip to LA with a dear friend, trip to the grandparents' home on the Olympic peninsula, and current trip to Ryan's homeland on the central coast of California. We head to Vancouver Island soon to hang out in Tofino, the Pipeline/North Shore of Canada.

In the middle of all that I volunteered a lot on various school events, attended several local political events around school funding (or rather, how there is nearly none) and launched a big back-end overhaul of my website. A variety of horrible-beyond-measure events occurred nationally and were featured on every media outlet every minute of the day. Many small amazing things happened but were not publicized by anyone.

We continue to be grateful for our lives and health. We have fun when we can. That's about it.

outside the Sleeping Lady
At the Hotel Giraffe in NYC celebrating mom's birthday

Central park / mid-town tour

Hike in Mazama

Katie at fancy LA coffee shop

Science Center for the Lego Art exhibit