On the Accident and Angels and the Rest of my Life

When she walked through the door of our home, her eyes immediately welled up in tears, as she looked at me sprawled out on the couch. You should be dead. You should be dead. Your kids would’ve been orphans. They should’ve been planning your funeral. I cannot believe...

And the summer adventure begins – 2014

So, I tell my kids that are still at home, ages 11 and 16 and 16, that we are going on our first Summer Adventure with kids, and they moan a bit and my 11-year-old says, “You just want to take pictures, and write about it on your blog.” Oh, I wish I could say I...

Angel’s Rest Summit- Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 6

This week’s Summer Outdoor Adventure took us to Angel’s Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. Because my 10-year-old was at his friend’s house, we were able to attempt a longer trek in the great outdoors, with just me and my 15-year-old twins. I love it...

Free Swim Lessons with the Cousins – Summer 2013 Adventure with Kids – No. 1

My twins, who are now 15, asked at the start of the summer, whether we were doing swim lessons with the cousins. Mind you, my twins can swim. But, their younger brother is still mastering his water skills so we take advantage of the Free Swim Week that the Portland...

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