travel

02 Jul Alaska

I stared at the turquoise blue water and wondered: How will I feel tomorrow if I don't jump? We were several miles into a hike across the Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Crampons strapped to our boots, we traversed a wide blanket of ice,...

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04 Dec SoCal escape

A few weeks ago we surprised the kids with an adventure. That morning, we told them they would not be going to school. Instead, we said, we'd be getting in the car and going somewhere exciting. We didn't say where or who we would see....

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31 Oct Banff

To celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, Kris and I traveled to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada -- a destination that's long been on our bucket list for its sheer beauty and mountain culture. It's the first time we've traveled together without the kids. No alarm...

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08 Apr cousins

The kids are so in love.My brother and sister-in-law had a baby boy, Simon, in November and we had the opportunity to travel to Little Rock and meet him for the first time over spring break. Simon made my kids cousins for the first time,...

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15 Sep last week

In iPhone photos:I started the week in Winthrop, WA and ended back home, longing for fall weather, enjoying the kids' antics, aching for loved ones in Colorado who are flooded out of their homes, and just marveling at the extremes of climate and landscape in...

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