We are in the thick of no-school November and the days have been rainy and cool, so we've had a lot of time to spend indoor on school days off. It's hard to find activities that my kids ages 13, 10, and 7 can enjoy together (that do not involve staring at a screen). Since we are approaching the . . .
Because I'm a crazy person, it's that time of year when I start thinking about family photos for our annual holiday card. Every September after the kids get back into school I get to work on scheduling our family photography session. Then comes the outfit selections. It takes a lot of advance . . .
I haven't been a student in the last eighteen years but I always think of the year based on the school calendar. Now that I have kids back in school, even though it is only August 30th it feels like January 1st to me. Time for new year resolutions, girlfriends! I've always been a goal-oriented . . .
Those of you following along on Instagram know that our family just spent a week vacationing in Southern Utah where we explored Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Parks. All of those parks were incredible and I would add each to your bucket list. If you are looking for a really unique . . .
We throw a lot of birthday parties during the summer. My two boys have summer birthdays: my youngest was born in July and my oldest is celebrating a birthday this week. My daughter's birthday is in April but because of the craziness of spring we usually wait to have a party in June when spring . . .
I never cared much about the Fourth of July when I was growing up, but when you live in Washington, D.C. celebrating the Fourth kind of becomes a big deal. My first summer in D.C. twenty-some years ago, my friends and I camped out all day on the National Mall (along with thousands of our closest . . .