Lincoln City, Summer 2018

Every summer we've taken a family overnight trip to the Oregon Coast. (In addition to occasional daytrips through the year.) This year we semi-reluctantly chose Lincoln City. There's no big attraction there really, so we weren't sure if there would be enough to do. We were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed our two days! First, we... Continue Reading →

A Week in Maui!

My little brother got married in Maui this November. I got to spend six nights there with my family, and Andy stayed home with the boys. Not too shabby!! It was gorgeous and peaceful and wonderful. Obviously! It was a pretty quiet week, with a lot of quality family time and relaxed hanging out. This... Continue Reading →

Astoria! Coast Trip 2017

Our summer coast adventure this summer was to Astoria! We hadn't been there before, so it was fun to explore a new place. We went on Labor Day for two nights, so there weren't too many people aorund. Unfortunately, it was also when that horrible Eagle Creek fire started, and the smoke followed us all... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

2014 Oregon Coast Daytrips!

Spending the day out in nature or on a little roadtrip is just the kind of thing that PNW'ers are supposed to do. Up to now we've only done it sparingly (because, you know, twins...also, we're lazy sometimes), but after our second great coast overnight this summer, when the dudes had such a good time... Continue Reading →

Coast Vacation 2014!

After last year's successful trip to the coast, I have been so excited to do it again! This year we decided to go for two nights, to give us more time to play.   We stayed in Seaside this year, to be closer to more action. (As opposed to last year in Tillamook, where just... Continue Reading →

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