Farewell Summer!

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I am sad to say goodbye to Summer.  It was, by far, the most entertaining and enjoyable summer of all since I became a mother. The girls and I were on the go and always in good company.  We planned out our weeks and made sure to pack our days with tons of activities and […]

Hiking Mt. Baker: Heliotrope Ridge


The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has some of the best trails to be found anywhere and they’re close to home.  Since we loved hiking Chain Lakes Loops on Mt. Baker a few weeks ago, we decided to return to try out a more strenuous hike. We chose to hike a trail called Heliotrope Ridge.  It […]

Mt. Baker: Chain Lakes Loop


Every year, we go up to Mt. Baker in the middle of summer and walk through the trails. This summer, we decided to take my parents, sister and kids along on our adventure. Having only visited Mt. Baker in the winter for skiing lessons, they were in for a real treat to see the beauty […]

first camping trip of the season

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We went on our first camping trip of the season. This past weekend, we ventured out to camp along Alouette Lake. Alouette lake is found within Golden Ears Provincial Park in the Maple Ridge area of British Columbia.  You can find many interesting facts about the area here, including which three Hollywood movies were filmed […]

fingerpaint twister

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How do you inspire teenage girls to stay away from technology over the summer? That is the million dollar question! You make them create a summer bucket list of activities requiring no technology or social media whatsoever. My teenage daughter and her friends can be very determined and creative when they put their heads together. […]