The Color Factory

Once in a while, I come out of my survival-mode, you-can’t-tell-now-but-I-swear-I-was-cool-once momlife and do something really awesome (thanks for the tip, Alice!). The Color Factory, a pop-up art exhibition in San Francisco, was one of those times. Complete with color-themed rooms, interactive exhibits, a scratch-and-sniff color wall and themed snacks, this was one experience our whole family will never forget.

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Total Solar Eclipse

We had everything perfectly planned. We stayed in San Francisco, just fifteen minutes away from the airport – perfect for a 6:25 am flight. We woke up at 3:45 am and got to the airport with plenty of time to spare. We hustled all of our baggage, car seats, carry-ons and children to the counter at SFO (ever traveled with small children? This achievement deserves a medal), got in line, and waited to check our bags. 5 am – still plenty of time. I pulled up our boarding passes and &#@*!

We were at the wrong airport. Continue reading “Total Solar Eclipse”

Our Olympic Roadtrip

Andy and I took our middle-of-potty-training toddler and our four month old on a two week roadtrip up to Olympic National Park. Camping with aforementioned potty-training toddler and our four month old was no picnic, let me tell you. Continue reading “Our Olympic Roadtrip”

Our Yosemite Fix

Andy and I usually go up to Yosemite at least once or twice a year. It feels like home and we need our fix. If we bring our kids up right, hopefully they’ll feel the same way about our backyard – four hours away is basically backyard, right? – National Park. Continue reading “Our Yosemite Fix”

Ay, Poppies! Our Road Trip to the Superbloom

In March, the hills of Southern California erupted in carpets of color after a wet winter that followed years of extreme drought. This wildflower “superbloom” happens maybe once a decade; the last one occurred in 2005.

This year’s superbloom began just as baby Aila joined our family and was so spectacular it could be seen from space. I was determined to see this rare and magical display of color. Continue reading “Ay, Poppies! Our Road Trip to the Superbloom”