I have so much to say about the recent hike from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the North Rim.  There was only one way to truly express myself.  I’m blogging! It’s been nearly 6 months since my last post.  Much has changed.  But first – the hike! The night before the hike Alisa […]

Last week was SPRING BREAK!  It’s funny how spring break wasn’t ever a big deal growing up (did we even have spring break??) but then in high school it became travelling to Lake Havasu, AZ…always missing college spring break there,  but still having a blast.  Then…I got a job and spring break was no more. […]

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Last year, on the first day of spring break (Jeremiah was in half day kindergarten and Sarah wasn’t in preschool), we were over visiting a friend who’d recently moved into a new home.  The kids were outside playing (it was a beautiful day) and I was inside helping my friend Amanda unpack her kitchen.  Then […]

Last Thursday, my ‘baby’ turned 5 – it feels really surreal, to be honest.  Every year on her birthday I feel so strange about it – as if I can’t grasp how a little chubby babe can grow to such a big girl in what feels like no time at all.  She’s in her second […]

So, here’s the thing.  I have this friend, Stephanie, who I love and care about very very much.  She is living with ALS, which is also called Lou Gherig’s disease.  I’ve blogged about her and this disease before, which is 100% fatal and has limited treatment options.  I do what I can to bring awareness to […]

For  the past year or so, I’ve been entertaining a change in direction for my blog, but I wasn’t sure what direction to take.  As a blogger, you have many options, especially if youwant to ‘monitize’ (make that $$!), so I was debating what would be the best fit for me. Then, the more projects […]

From the time I was old enough to understand my strengths and weaknesses, I wanted to be a writer.  I had stories that floated around in my head and I loved writing them down.  I entertained the idea of going into journalism, but as I look back, I’m thankful that I didn’t.  (A friend with […]

The Office of Sustainability and Environment in Seattle is making a real effort to make the city a greener and more eco-friendly place. Reducing the carbon footprint of the city is just one goal; reduction of water wastage and developing improved recycling services are also on the agenda. However, there is only so much the […]

This is a partnered post.  True off-roading SUVs are often limited either by their excessive pricetag or by their seating. Are there any SUVs that are offered today that can meet the demand for a third row and for a lower pricetag? The main possibility still on the table, or off the road per se, […]