Day 13 – You NEVER Run on a Party Barge

Our second day in the outskirts of Seattle was pretty magical. Filled with friends, wine and fun. Molly took us around to her favorite wineries Then, we went to her friends house for a night on her “party barge.” Her friend, Jo, lives in the beautiful Pine Lake. No motorboats are allowed, instead the make … Continue reading

Day 2: Pleasant surprises

This morning started with one of those rights of passage for all traveling families. We told Olivia to watch Toby and keep him in the room while we packed the car. While loading the car, we turned around to see her standing outside the door, with the door closed. And what of Toby. He was … Continue reading

The Familymoon

It has taken a few weeks, but we have finally sifted through the thousands of photos and videos from our trip.  These are our favorites. Olivia may not be able to remember this trip, but someday I hope that this will serve as a way to relive it, for all of us.  It was a … Continue reading

Merry Christmas: Our 2013 Video Christmas Card.

One year ago we stood behind two men with a little boy on their shoulders watching the firework show in Disneyland Paris. While watching them we were sure that having a family was what we wanted more than anything. We would have never guessed that just a few weeks later our prayers would be answered … Continue reading

Monterey, Carmel by the Sea and Pebble Beach.

One of our new favorite weekend getaways is the Monterey Bay Area. From Phoenix it is a quick 1 1/2 hour flight. The airport is tiny with the arrivals walking across the tarmac, up to the car rental, then out the side door where your car was waiting (it takes just a few minutes to … Continue reading

“I love Paris in the Winter, When it Drizzles”

Paris is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, but our favorite time to visit has also become our favorite Holiday tradition, Christmas.  Below are some tips from what we have learned from our multipe visits. Please feel free to send us your tips, hints and ideas. We typically go the first week of December (hotels … Continue reading

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