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Monthly Archives: October 2017

beautiful fall

We took our annual Fall walk along the Dosewallips River in the Olympic National Forest.  We go back every year because, well, it’s just so darn gorgeous– as you can see by the first set of photos.  The second set of photos shows us enjoying our usual woods spot (Illahee Preserve), only this time covered […]

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pacific beach

Thanks to the brilliant idea of our friend Jessica, we finally made it to Pacific Beach (an ocean “resort” for military members).  I’ve been meaning to go for years, but I guess I needed a kick in the pants to get there.  We rented a “cabin” (an old Navy base house) near the ocean for […]

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california time

The kids and I took a quick trip to California at the end of September.  We celebrated Kevin’s life, reunited with my half-siblings, and enjoyed a few days with grandparents.  Grandpa had the kids jumping with him into the cold pool at 8am every morning (and then again in the afternoons), we visited Apple Hill […]

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comings and goings

The beginning of fall brought homeschool learning, including art projects, tie-dying, independent learning with presentations, a new daily schedule, and more.  We enjoyed the last of the warm days with hiking, woods time, a trip with friends to Guillemot Cove, and family fire pit time.  Jessica is now in two choirs and spends hours each […]

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