Backpacking 2019

Last week we went on a 4 day 3 night backpacking trip and I think it was one of the highlights of our summer. In true fashion for our backpacking trips we had some rain, but all in all we had a great time. We went backpacking down in south/central Colorado and backpacked in a…

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…

Colorado Springs Weekend….

This past weekend we got to get away and go to Colorado Springs. Leighton had a gymnastics meet at the Olympic Training Center and so we made a weekend out of it. His meet was actually Friday evening. The meet was really neat, it was held in the basketball gym but the boys got to…

Maroon Bells….

So somehow living in Colorado my entire life I have managed to not visit the Maroon Bells which is pretty much the “classic Colorado mountain photo” that everyone else in the world knows Colorado by. And so finally after 37 years I made it. Clint and I were less than a 2 hour drive from…

Boating!

After Korea Heritage Adoption Camp (post still coming I promise!), on Tuesday we decided to go boating on Lake Granby. It is the second largest lake in Colorado and the headwaters of the Colorado River. It was the first time for the kids to be on a boat and they were so excited. It was…

Vacationing With 5 Kids…

Yeah, so it was nuts. But we had a lot of laughs along the way. And some tears…maybe from at least everyone once (including Clint and I). Sometimes I forget the reality that we have 5 kids that are 6 years apart in age, with the bottom 4 only being 3 1/2 years apart in…

Everything is Awesome!

Warning…slight photo overload in this post… Actually our boys have never seen the Lego Movie. I haven’t either for that matter. Since they cry through Wall-E and Cars we haven’t ventured too far into movie land. Nevertheless they are all addicted to Legos and one of the big reasons we headed to San Diego was…