The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

February 20, 2019

this weekend

We witnessed Kris' little brother Erik marry his sweetheart, Sara. The kids were flower girl & ring bearer (or, as Miles said, "tree bear" or "turtle bear").When we weren't doing wedding stuff, we played on the farm. Most of the photos are on my big...

February 20, 2019

gone fishin’

 Kris grew up a free-range kid on 300 acres in central Wisconsin. Today, we're exploring the land and lakes where Kris grew up, and he's teaching the kids to fish the way he has since he was a toddler. B is a natural. She's caught (and...

February 20, 2019

the stanford marshmallow experiment

Kris challenged the kids to sit completely still and be absolutely silent for five minutes. He timed them. It was tough, but they succeeded. So he fed them ice cream. And, it went downhill from there. I'm sure someday they'll ace their SATs. ...

February 20, 2019

my little mermaid

I know I complain about living on the surface of the sun, but one of the benefits is that our swim season is long...

February 20, 2019

the week in iPhone photos

I'm not sure if there's a mathematical formula for the perfect vacation, but if I could write one, it would go something like this:scenery + climate + adventure + friends + relaxation + food + memories = BLISSThere are other elements, too: Spontaneity, flexibility, patience....

February 20, 2019

road trips with kids: the essentials

A lot of folks have asked how we pack for our annual summer road trip. Aside from the obvious – clothes, toothbrushes, snacks – there are a few items I don’t leave home without. I drive a Honda Civic Hybrid and both kids are still...