Human - Human behavior

An Update On Us

I revamped my “About” section this week and turned it into a post, this time adding a fresh social media pic, new details about my crazy days as a government reporter and what really happened in the events that led me to become a stay-at-home mom.

mom and son on swings

Product Roundup: Adventure Goodies

This post is sponsored by Babblebox.

Now that the PNW is miraculously sunny and warm, I’ve made it my personal mission to avenge the cold weather misfortunes of parka-clad “Winter Tonya” and hit up aaaalll the beaches, splash pads, and parks in tanks and shorts for as long as the sun will have me.

Dramatic? Yes. But, true? Double yes.

All of this summertime go- go- going makes it super important for the kids and me to recharge when we get home. So when Babbleboxx offered to send me its latest Outdoor Adventures box of goodies to test out for products designed to hydrate, fuel, and energize, I gladly accepted.

Here’s a look at what we got!

mom and kids by rock

FEST4ALL Make Music Day Gig Harbor: An Enchanting Summer Occassion

I don’t know whether it was the collective energy of goodhearted people finally able to gather, the airy mix of melodies mingling in the breeze, or the much-anticipated warmth of actual sun on our skin, but Uptown Gig Harbor’s second annual FEST4ALL Make Music Day Gig Harbor on June 21 had the unmistakable feeling of summer.

And my family couldn’t be more excited.

walking a bridge

Walking the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This year, the kids and I walked across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge – something I’ve been wanting to do since we moved here!

After weeks of rain, we saw a moment of sunlight and dry skies. So with a skip, hop, and one possibly illegal parking spot later, we went for it!

And now I can say with certainty that the bridge walk was absolutely incredible for us, but only after I discussed a few safety rules with the kids. You’ll see why in a minute.

Read on for all the deets on how we walked the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from the Gig Harbor side.

map of paso robles

Eat, Sip, Do – My Guide to Paso Robles, California

People are always asking me for recommendations on things to do in Paso Robles, California. And even though I don’t live there anymore, I’m all for it. Here’s a list of recommendations divided by Paso’s main three geographic regions, categorized as “Eat, Sip, Do”. This is a no-frills list with business links and short descriptions, but I also made a map!