travel

Five for a Fresh Start

Five for a Fresh Start

Just in case anyone is still out there, I thought I’d pick up blogging where I left of, oh, somewhere in the fall.  Amy told me recently she still checks every once in a while to see if there is anything new, so at least there is one reader out there…  But even more I […]

Floridian Fun

Floridian Fun

May has slipped through our fingers like water.  No blogging almost always means too much going on—not an ideal combo.  But we’re on our last day of a Florida vacation, and I have a teensy moment to myself.  Lucy is taking the most overdue nap of any 17-month old, ever, and Henry went with Daddy […]

Third Time’s a Charm

Third Time’s a Charm

Our now-annual friends’ reunion with the Kings and the Gambills is kind of fall, all bottled up and condensed into one weekend.  And this year we got the concoction just right.  The weather in central Tennessee was crisp.  The skies were bright and sunny, and the hillsides reflected that sun in brilliant greens, golds, and […]

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

It has been six weeks since our trip west, but summer is not over yet, so write about it I will! Our trip was a tad…intense, I guess.  It involved a lot of hauling around two tiny kids and all the junk that goes with them.  Good.  So fun.  Love it.  But oh, we were […]

A Good Dose

A Good Dose

Our Week of Brave Things ended with the bravest of all, which was taking our family of four on our first road trip—to Richmond for a meet-up with the Kings.  We like to see them this time of year, before we all get crazy-busy for spring and summer, and meeting halfway for lunch and some […]

Flashback:  A Jumbly End to Summer

Flashback: A Jumbly End to Summer

Ug.  I have been so neglectful of sharing about our trips to Idaho this year.  And now it is months later, and all I can think to do is show you some pictures.  We really did have a nice time in Idaho over Labor Day—possibly Henry most of all, who was so, so excited to […]

Autumn Comings and Goings

Autumn Comings and Goings

Somehow our fall got swallowed up (as seems to happen to us regularly) in a cycle of traveling, doing our laundry, and repacking again.  Landing at home for a (long, long) while feels kind of nice, but we did have wonderful times away from home, too. First, as mentioned, there was Chicago.  Just yesterday Jason […]

Ohio with a Bang

Ohio with a Bang

I’m finding it tough to sort through all the pictures from our action-packed week in Ohio.  Henry is overflowing with new adventures to talk about–it has been like a cycle on repeat to get through them all, like: “More llamas, peease.”   “More fireworks with Uncle Justin.  Big ones.” “More wahlerfalls, peease.  Throw rocks with […]

Better and Better:  A Christmas Post

Better and Better: A Christmas Post

I got a fancy new camera for Christmas, which is why I’m so slow to post about our time in Idaho—so, so many pictures!  Hopefully I’ve whittled it down to the best of the best.   If you subtract Jason sleeping for six hours one day because he felt so rotten, Henry puking all over […]

90 and Counting

90 and Counting

Our Big Event in Idaho was the celebration of my Grandpa Johnson’s 90th birthday.  We got the whole family together for the first time in seven years and spent the weekend at the cabin.  Such a good time. It made my heart happy to be there with everyone.  We grew up spending every Labor Day […]