Leighton is 10!

On Tuesday the 16th Leighton turned 10. Crazy to think that he is already 10, but it has been such a joy to watch him grow and develop and become the amazing young man that he is. He told us for his birthday that he wanted to go on just a hike with Clint and…

July 4th Weekend

We made July 4th kind of a whole weekend celebration instead of just a day. It just kind of came together that way. We started the morning with the now annual neighborhood July 4th parade. All the kids met at our house on their bikes, most of which were decorated, (our family only had purple…

Summer Blooms

Here’s a quick look at some of the flowers blooming around my house….

Chasm Lake Hike

Since we had to come home early from our post Korea Camp hiking plans because of the stomach virus and I had not yet gotten sick (yet being the key word there, it hit me a few days after everyone else), I had an extra day off and so I got to share one of…

Father’s Day 2019

So in typical fashion this is a couple of weeks late. We finished up Korea Heritage Camp the morning of Father’s Day and had a lunch packed and planned on going on a hike. Unfortunately we didn’t get but less than a minute away from the parking lot and Paxton got very sick to his…

Korea Camp 2019

One of our favorite summer activities every June is Korea Heritage Camp. The kids start asking about camp in September. Korea Camp is part of 9 Heritage Camps put on by Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families that focus on making adoption and heritage important. Korea Camp was the first camp that they started 27 years…

Olympic Park Day #4

Technically we didn’t actually go into the park on our fourth and final day, but we stayed along the edge of it in Port Angeles and went sea kayaking in Freshwater Bay. I had found Adventures Through Kayaking online a couple of months before our trip and booked a morning excursion and I am so…

Olympic National Park Day 3

We did a little bit of everything on Day 3. We started the day by driving out to the west coast again, but this time a little farther south to Rialto Beach. It was foggy and windy and cool when we got there and so we bundled up in our coats and started walking the…

Olympic National Park Day 2

Our second day kid free in Olympic National Park took us west. Way west to the coast. After talking with one of my nurses who had recently ventured out to Olympic National Park we decided to visit Shi Shi Beach. Part of it starts on the Makah Indian Reservation so we had to stop and…

Olympic National Park Day 1

A couple of months ago when I got my June schedule and realized I had an extended amount of time off. I told Clint that we could escape somewhere for the weekend and celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. Clint said “you mean the two of us could fly somewhere and go on a trip and…