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FIRST Day

Is it just me or does First Grade sound about ten times older than Kindergarten? We did all the things. All the first day of school things. We took your photo at the house, in the shirt you specifically requested — Washington Wildcat colors, Mommy. And a collar. We posed by the sign, we walked […]

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Life via Colt Cam

Why didn’t I think of this sooner? [Don't see a video? CLICK HERE.] And THANK YOU to Jennifer and Luke for letting us crash their family weekend with parents and in-laws for an evening dip. You are too good to us, and this fish-child of ours.

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Adventurer in Training

One of the most common questions we get before, during, and after one of our hiking trips is when and if we’ll be taking Colt with us someday. If?  Of course! When?  Who knows. We DID run into a family in the Glacier backcountry hiking with three daughters — two 13ish girls, and an 8 […]

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Take Me to the River

It was one of those days that everything just worked out. When we had the idea, weeks ago, we agreed that no one had any expectations whatsoever other than a lazy, fun day on the river. We didn’t care if the kids hated canoeing or if the water was too low, we could park the […]

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Bad pizza and good memories

To kids, birthdays are about parties and attention and cake and a few presents. And my kid is no different. I ordered the cake (Pokemon this year), we picked out the birthday shirt, he decided on Chuck E. Cheese (again…) for dinner, and he was excited to open a few cards and packages that had […]

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