Staying up late with the kids as God wraps our street in a blanket of snow

So, my twins and I are up late watching the snow accumulate as God is blanketing the  street and the house and the yard in a blanket of soft white. And the twins who are 14 say, “Mom, it’s really sticking and there must be an inch at least and they will at...

The Art of Celebrating Life

I celebrate life. I celebrate building sand castles on slow silver and blue-sky days and seeing my children hanging out with one another. I celebrate decorating the Christmas tree with family and friends where every ornament tells a story. I celebrate big monuments...

Week 9 Summer 2011 Adventure with Kids -Cascade Head, real-life, and an act of kindness-

So, my nephew Burkhard from  Germany knows I am doing this Summer 2011 Weekly Adventure with Kids blog, and as we are experiencing Week Number 9, climbing Cascade Head to the top where my friend Megan had suggested we hike to, my 8-year-old begins to have a hard time....

Timberline Trail and “Last Child Left in the Woods” — Week 8 Adventure with Kids ~ Summer 2011

My daughter is home from Germany, so it is with joy that I write about Week 8 Adventure with Kids ~ Summer 2011, with her along! Rachel’s   fiancé Stefan is also with us as well as my nephew Burkhard, whose sister Birgit had visited us for the summer 2005. The twins...

Week 6- Adventure with Kids ~ Summer 2011 Audubon Society trails in woods

As I prepare to leave to be a counselor for Junior High Church Summer Camp with my 13-year-old twins tomorrow for what will be week 7 Adventure galore, I finally download my photos from this week, and post my Week 6 ~ Summer 2011 Adventures with Kids blog. Too many...

West Linn Old Time Fair – The magic of just being there is WEEK 5 ~ ADVENTURE with Kids Summer 2011

Sometimes your adventure is in your very neighborhood. At a fair where you learn to “just be.”  We got a taste of spending a bit more time at the West Linn Old Time Fair last year, and this year matched that, attending two of the three days and a longer stretch on...

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