Family Fun, Kids, School

8th grade graduation… on to high school!

Whewwwww this has been a WEEK. Final week of school for Ethan: The end of the school year has arrived for Ethan (Asher still goes until Tuesday; their school does this special thing where the graduating 8th graders get out a few days early), and it felt like a major whirlwind! Last Tuesday was Ethan's… Continue reading 8th grade graduation… on to high school!

Family Fun, Holidays, Life, Weekends

A fairly “un-enthusiastic Easter” weekend recap

I've mentioned every year that I've had this blog how I really don't care for Easter. I won't blab on about it yet again, but the long and the short of it is: I just don't really like Easter. Besides enjoying the religious significance of it (for me), I just don't get whipped up over… Continue reading A fairly “un-enthusiastic Easter” weekend recap


Friday 3/17: Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Brewery and a Night Tour!

Friday, 3/17: Day 7 in Costa Rica Friday morning I was excited to get up and actually see what our place looked like. It was pretty dark by the time we got there the night before. I again woke up early, before the rest of my family. It was nice at this place to have… Continue reading Friday 3/17: Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Brewery and a Night Tour!


Sunday 3/12 afternoon- hot springs + rainforest walk (and SLOTHS!)

Sunday, 3/12: Part 2 (afternoon) Okay, so in last post I shared the volcano pics and ziplining adventure! Picking up there. Hot springs/pool time: After ziplining we drove back to the resort (it was maybe 12:30 or so). My mom had stayed back just relaxing on her own (ziplining is not her thing). The plan… Continue reading Sunday 3/12 afternoon- hot springs + rainforest walk (and SLOTHS!)

Holidays, Kids

Advent calendar season + St. Nick

It's Advent calendar season. As you probably are too, I am seeing a lot of things about advent calendars and advent season around right now. It's a lovely tradition. I especially love the idea of doing something special every day leading up to Christmas, not just the "open a door and get a candy" variety.… Continue reading Advent calendar season + St. Nick

Family Fun, Kids, Life

Officially a teenage household

Well, it's happened. We are officially a household of "teenagers", and only teenagers. Asher turned 13 today!!! I've been referring to the boys as "teens" for a while now, since Ethan is in fact 14 at this point. But since Asher was only 12 until today, I would often say things like, "Yeah, I have… Continue reading Officially a teenage household