So excited to be heading back to this beautiful island from a little getaway one week from today! Tomorrow starts the 10-day Great Northwest Glass Quest on Camano Island & Stanwood, and my treasure hunting kids can’t wait to try their hand at finding a clue ball (which can then be traded in for a one of a kind blown glass ball!). Do your kids enjoy scavenger hunts, geocaching, letterboxing, etc?
3 Current and random worries in no particular order... -Valentines Day...so much (unnecessary) pressure! -Mid Winter Break...excited for the kids to be off from school, but it’s also another interruption from routine -And speaking of pressure, I’m using our new pressure cooker/insta-pot for the first time today, and I’m so afraid I’ll mess up the lovely pork chops we have prepped for dinner! Wish me luck! And feel free to join me in this worry-fest with you own frets and concerns!
We let the sunshine lead us this weekend with visits to a couple of our favorite Seattle parks. Such a treat to arrive at low tide after hiking to the beach. What adventures were you up to this weekend?
Back home. Back to school. Back to our regular routine. And yes, hopefully back to adventures like this very soon. Such a comforting feeling. Feeling so much gratitude right now, I could burst! Friends, family, doctors, nurses, teachers, health. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” -Oprah Winfrey
Things are looking up for our tough little warrior today. He had a very restful night (still sleeping btw), and slowly gaining strength, more range of motion in his neck/throat (where he’s fighting this nasty infection), and he seems to be in a lot less pain. We are so grateful, and feeling so much appreciation for the doctors and nurses who are caring for him so well. #thatpnwlife #seattlechildrens #outfamcommunity
Feeling much like this picture shows. Gloomy and blue, but also very hopeful that there will be a little sunshine around the corner. Our precious Bergen was admitted to Seattle Children’s Hospital yesterday for a severe infection in his throat. He is in such good hands, and we are so thankful for the care that he’s receiving here. We know he’ll be back to his usual spirited, wild, energetic self soon (with more antibiotics & likely a small surgery tomorrow), but we sure could use any prayers and positive thoughts you can send our way! He’s in a lot of pain & we just want to get him feeling better. #seattlechildrens
No school for the kids today, so you know what we had planned? A trip to a donut shop we’d been meaning to check out! It seems all our adventures are centering around food! To counteract the sugar and extra carbs, I also threw in a hike to the beach. I used the donuts like little incentives as we trudged along the trail...#letthekids #wilderness_kids #iwasbornwild #littlepiecesofchildhood
Weekend highlight that I’m holding on to—enjoying the views and braving the wind and cold with Bergen on our way to one of our favorite pizza spots for dinner.⛴ 🍕 ❤️ P.S. If you need some outdoor inspiration in this gloomy winter, head to our blog for some fresh ideas from fellow #outdoorfamilies (link in our profile) #project_faceless #adventuresofchildren #letthekids #letthembelittle #runwildmychild
One of my best memories from our recent trip to London was exploring Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This swan must be used to photos!