On the Fourth of July, we decided to go somewhere new: Trillium Lake. My jaw dropped as soon as the lake came into view. WOW. It was a beautiful day, and I couldn't stop taking pictures because this view was just so freaking perfect. That blue blue sky, the deep green trees, the mountain, and... Continue Reading →
Newport, Summer 2019
This was our second trip to Newport, but the boys didn't remember the first one. 🙂 As always, we stopped in Tillamook. Our first stop was the beach! It was a gorgeous, perfect evening! We spent our second morning at the Newport Aquarium. On our last day, we went to Yaquina Head. We clambered about... Continue Reading →
Summer 2019 Adventures
Fourth of July: Picking cherries in the Hood River Valley Family visits and Enchanted Village/Wild Waves! Big Fair!
Big Family Trip! Part 2: to DC!
continued from this post On Sunday after the Easter fun, we packed everything up and headed back to DC. (We left an HOUR EARLIER than planned, which is a goddamn miracle.) Andy’s sister told us about the Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport, which was right on the way, new to all of us... Continue Reading →
Big Family Trip! Part 1: to Virginia
This was our longest family trip away from home--a full week! And it was awesome! We all had a really good time. When thinking about gear for this trip, originally I had thought okay, we’ll bring our car seats to save money, in the car seat rollers (which I borrowed), and their single umbrella strollers.... Continue Reading →
Summer Coast Adventure 2016!
Hurray for another trip to the coast! After a lot of trips to the Seaside/Cannon Beach areas, we decided to go somewhere new (Newport) this time for a two-night trip, and I'm glad, because it really did feel like an adventure. The downside of traveling farther down the coast is obviously that it takes longer... Continue Reading →
Just as this past Halloween and Christmas felt like the boys' first 'real' holidays, this Easter was the best one yet. They were so excited about the Easter Bunny coming to visit, and doing some egg hunts. We attended a group Easter egg hunt and brunch at a golf course. They were psyched for the... Continue Reading →
Each new holiday that we have with our boys becomes more and more fun. They're two years old, almost three. This year is the first time they understood Halloween. Through October, we all pointed out jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins in people's yards, we visited a pumpkin patch (but didn't have time to get a pumpkin) (I... Continue Reading →
Family trip in Washington, DC!
Here's Part 2 of our first big trip--actually being in Washington, DC. (Part 1 was our flying experience) I booked us at the Hampton Inn near the Convention Center. It was pretty near to two Metro stations, and since that was our only mode of transport, it was very important. Back when I was traveling... Continue Reading →
Flying with Twin Toddlers
We have just completed our first plane trip with our 2.5 year old boys, which obviously makes me a top expert in the field of traveling with toddlers! Haha, obviously that's a joke. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the long weekend went overall, and wanted to share some tidbits in case they're... Continue Reading →