Saying Goodbye To Malina + Sabrina

Permenant Change of Station (PCS) is part of Army life. So as a group of Army wives, we knew that these friendships might start here, but that we would most likely part ways. That’s just part of the game. Today we had a potluck on the lake at Ft. Steilacoom Park to say “goodbye” to […]

Lucas’ Birth Story

In honor of baby boy turning one month old, I wanted to share his birth story. It is by far the most personal post I have ever written, but I really wanted to do it. The reason being: I am SUPER PROUD. I’m proud of my wife, my baby, and of course myself. I knew […]

Halloween 2016

October is my birthday month, and this year the family came down for a day of pumkins, football, and food. Here are a few photos from our day. LUKE! My ever- goofy daddy! I don’t know why, but I LOVE this photo. It slays me. We love Spooner Farms! These wild ones wanted to do […]

Newborn photoshoot featuring Holden Brave!

We have waited the arrival of this sweet boy for months on end. His mama is my dear cousin, Tawny (travel writer, blogger, shopping partner) and she and her husband, Christopher welcomed this little nugget into the world six weeks ago. Since “four-week-old photoshoot” doesn’t have the same ring to it as “newborn” we are […]

Fourth Of July 2016

What a successful 4th of July! We hosted a small get together at our place. Nice and mellow. We grilled hot dogs, ate apple pie, and drank home-made beer. Pretty dang American.          Pretty sure I was told that if I ever posted these really cute pictures of my cousin eating that […]

Happy Birthday Poppi!

I spent the day in Ferndale with Dad, Mom, and Luke to celebrate Dad’s birthday. I started with a visit to Luke’s work, Van Heusen, to do a hint of shopping. Isn’t he so handsome?!   Dad wanted to try this new restaurant in Fairhaven called övn. They do wood fired pizza, salads, and small plates. […]

Spring at the Taylor Homestead

We have been experiencing record highs this week. Spring here in the Pacific Northwest usually means 60s and a light sweater. Not so this year. My wife and I both get home and throw on shorts and a sports bra then pour ourselves a glass of cold iced tea. That is why I am so grateful […]

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

This was a GREAT day. Play to Learn was canceled so some of the parents organized a walk through Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and they were sweet enough to invite Rosie and I along. It was a scorcher. This is the “before”. You will see at the end of the post why this is pertinent and […]

Food + Friends + Fridays

We have been having record highs this spring in the Pacific Northwest. And what better way to take advantage of that, than to have some of your favorite people over for a barbecue.   I started the iced tea early. Mmmmm peach and coconut (our wedding tea). These two! Chris and Tawny (my 8 months […]