Some days you need to run away

Some days you need to run away

When I write on my blog, I get to the end of a post and I see the list of similar posts I’ve written in the past. Lately, I’ve been clicking the links and reading stories that I wrote about seasons of our life I can barely remember. I’m amazed that...

A perfectly imperfect kind of day

If you live in the Chicago area, then you are probably like us and make at least one trip a year out to a state park that makes you feel like you are a million miles away from suburban life. Well, now that we moved, I realized we live almost on the same street as this...

Summer in Opposite World

I can’t believe we are almost in the last month of summer. Other than that small detail of moving, we have had the most low-key, slow paced summer I can remember. We didn’t create a big list of places to go and things to do. We aren’t going on...

Our Michigan adventure, part 1

I’ve been camping in southern Michigan a few times, but I’ve never ventured to northern Michigan in my life. This would be a completely new adventure. As we drove along the eastern edge of Lake Michigan, we found ourselves driving along a highway with dense forest on...

End of camp, beginning of vacation

To write about our vacation in Michigan, I first have to write about the end of camp. For the past two days, we’ve had only one child at home. It took both Jayda and I a full day to get used to this feeling. It was one of the few times in her life that she hasn’t been...