It’s Raining, Now What?

Anderson family playing laser tag at Main Event in Grapevine, Texas.

It begins with pitter-patter on the roof, a sound that encourages me to pull blankets up higher and snuggle in my sheets tighter.  For a moment, I soak in my bed until my body activates.  Without my brain, I jump out of bed and unlock the door wondering for a nano second if I should […]

Thrift Shopping in Seattle

jema with 60s blue and pink polyester dress with coat.

It was long overdue, a girls day out on the town.  I gathered up my two favorite girls and we headed to the bus station to explore Seattle, Washington.  It was time I left the daily chores behind to have some fun! The girls and I ventured into Seattle by bus, navigating stations with help […]

Ruby Beach, Washington

Sunset at Ruby Beach, Washington with driftwood and smooth stones.

We spent our nineteenth anniversary celebration this year at Ruby Beach located in Washington State (see Oh My Love).  Ruby Beach is part of the coastal section of Olympic National Park.  I loved it SO, so, so much that I brought my kids there to witness the smooth stones set against the driftwood. There are […]

Olympic National Park Hike

Spruce Nature Trail in the forest of Olympic National Park, Washington.

Olympic National Park of Washington offers three ecosystems and almost a million acres to explore.  Hosting one of the largest temperate rain forests in North America, Hoh Rainforest was a must see on our list. If you visit, check out the Olympic National Park audio tour. I loved the lush ferns and dense vines. Towering […]

Horseback Riding on the Beach

Jema riding horse with Skippers Equestrian Center in Long Beach, Washington.

Hooves meandering through sand dunes to find the ocean waves.  It finally happened!  I was riding a lovely smelling horse on the beach. I soaked in every moment of the ride.  Hearing the rhythm of the waves, feeling the breeze, closing my eyes and pretending I was the only rider on the beach.  I won’t […]