Winthrop Trip!

This year we celebrated Ben’s birthday in Winthrop, which is a small mountain town in the Methow Valley, Washington. It’s located in the North Cascade mountains. Winthrop is the Mecca for cross country skiing in the state. Their Nordic trails span the whole valley. I believe over 175 private land owners have agreed to have …

Lodge Life: Quarantine Week 3

Here we are at the beginning of our third week in quarantine out here at The Lodge. In particular, my mood remains one of tremendous gratitude. I’m focusing my energy on finding joy and savoring the family time. It’s overwhelming reading the news right now; however, I am finding it so heartwarming hearing stories of …

Wisconsin Family Trip

For our last family hurrah of the summer we packed our suitcases, headed to the airport and flew east to Wisconsin to spend time with Alex’s family and some long-time friends. Our trip took us to Lake Delavan, located in the southern part of the state, where Alex’s parents have a condo. This visit was …

Alex’s Belated Paternity Leave

After Hannah’s birth we were so fortunate that Alex was able to stay home for two weeks to bond with her and help out with the transition to having two kiddos. At that time he wasn’t eligible for his company’s paternity leave because he had only worked there for a few months. Thankfully, though, he …