In September, Caleb and I began chatting about his birthday party. While hiking a trail lined with paperbark trees, hau thickets, and aloha ferns en route to a lesser-known waterfall, we discussed themes and activities. He had great ideas. Could we rent a spaceship? Could we hop in the TARDIS and take everyone to a different time? Finally, we decided upon “dinosaurs.” Things began to flow together and with some help from Pinterest, the party plans took shape. It ended up being a truly fantastic and memorable day. Check it out! View full post »

  • Kristine - Time is flying by so quickly! What a creative party. Looks like everyone enjoyed celebrating. Happy birthday, Caleb….you are so very loved!ReplyCancel


It seems not so very long ago that we were enjoying our summer family vacation in Alaska. Visits with Aunt Judy were magical when I was a little girl. She would appear, as if by magic, with her sparkling eyes and waist-length hair. She floated about in bohemian skirts and she’d sing like Joni Mitchell. I adored her. Now, we visit her in Alaska and I see my son enchanted by her, too. I completely understand. She and my uncle built a house facing Kachemak Bay nestled amongst the alders and cottongrass of the Kenai Peninsula. All around their home, Judy planted the most extraordinary garden and tucked into the plants are secret little treasures perfect for curious boys to find. View full post »

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