With the kids under the trusted care of our sweet Babysitter, Slaed and I enjoyed a mini staycation in downtown Seattle (with the gorgeous @arcticclubseattle as our homebase). 24 hours of kid-free time was spent actually watching the Mariner game in our seats (!!), shopping without kids underfoot, and an amazing country music concert extravaganza with @kennychesney among others. (A few highlights in stories) Do you have any concerts on your calendar this summer?
A peaceful scene from our camping trip last weekend to WA’s Kitsap Peninsula (yes, this photo was taken in the summer!) Need some adventure inspiration? If you don’t already, hop over to my friend Andrea’s (@laughclan) page! She recommended this amazing preserve as a lovely family friendly adventure when we visited 2 years ago, so of course we had to return during this trip. AND...BONUS, we actually got to meet the entire Laughclan this past weekend after being insta-buddies for many years. This family is the sweetest...and getting to see our kids play and explore together was so special. In short, they are just good people! 💗🌿✨💫 What beaches are you playing at this summer?
What getaways do you have on your list for this summer? We tend to be super active, but it’s also so important to make time for a little unwinding! Ad: On the blog (find is in my profile!), I'm sharing tips on making sure RELAXATION is a part of the adventure! You'll also get a peak into my recent trip to La Conner, Washington with girlfriends. #KickBackWithCanadaDry @walmart @canadadrygingerale
Tents and tarps may not quite be completely put up, but our bubble game is on point. Back from our camping trip, and feeling like it’s a whole lot of work, but also a whole lotta magic. It seriously took us HOURS to clean up, unpack, do laundry, etc. when we got home. The rain that occurred just as it was time to break camp didn’t help—what a mess! Our yard was quite the scene as we laid everything out to dry...thank goodness the weather improved back at our house! What are your camping organizational/quick clean-up tips?!
Summer officially begins tomorrow! What are you looking forward the most this season? Me? All the travel we have on the calendar to see friends and family (some that we’ll be meeting for the first time!) And yes, plenty of time on the water.
A couple weeks ago I got sneak away for 2 nights with friends, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the time to rest, recharge, and connect with these awesome, inspiring ladies. The kids stayed home with the dads except for one tiny adorable baby (see his little leg peaking out from the @ergobaby?) If you are in the Seattle area/Western, WA, La Conner is such a lovely weekend getaway destination!
Every Monday, he (along with his classmates and teacher) get to share their news from the weekend. Bergen’s: “I went on a hike with my family and saw a cave!” What’s your news from the weekend?
Landslides closed our planned hike on the Snoqualmie Middle Fork Trail, so we headed in the opposite direction (downstream), and were overwhelmed with the beauty we were treated to! Can’t wait to get back to this area to explore more, and putting a reminder to myself here that waking up and getting going early (for us) is SO WORTH it! How did you adventure this weekend?
Adventuring with friends...love how we can pick up ways to make time on the trail even more engaging and fun for our kids. My amazing friend pictured here is such a gifted storyteller! When the girls needed a little boost to finish our hike/walk strong, she told them the story of Little Red Riding Hood...complete with great detail, suspense, and places for them to join in and predict. Feeling grateful and inspired to brush up on my fairy tale telling skills. Do you tell stories on the trail? What are your favorites?