The Stories We Tell

People 06-27-2015 Smartphone Saturday: River Ride

Another blessed Smartphone Saturday! It’s that day when I don’t write a full post, and instead give you a glimpse into my life by way of simple, unedited smartphone photos. On those rare Saturdays that I can break away from the kids for a bit of “me time”, I like the chance to ride Northern …

Places 06-26-2015 Taking What You Can Get

Our last day in Kauai. *Sigh* In just a matter of hours, we would board a plane and fly home to California. This would be the last chance to see the sun set over Hanalei Bay for some time. I stopped to soak up the beauty in front of me. Though if I’m honest, it …

People 06-24-2015 A Boy and His Dog at Arthur’s Seat

The bags under my eyes must have been filled with lead, but my spirits were high. It had been just 24 hours since my plane touched down at Edinburgh International Airport, and I was fighting the reality that my body wanted desperately to sleep. And yet the light of the Scottish midday propped my eyes open. Clearly, it was time …

People 06-20-2015 Ode to My Dad

I typically take a rest from blogging on Sunday. But it’s worth breaking with tradition when there’s a special circumstance. And it being father’s day here in the United States, there’s someone special I’ve just got to tell you about. Let me introduce you to my dad.

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Things 06-20-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Old as Time

After a busy week like this one, I’m grateful for the chance to take the weekend off from blogging. But that doesn’t stop me from posting an unedited Smartphone Saturday image straight off the phone. My brother-in-law and I have biked the Cronan Ranch Trails Park several times now, but this truck had never before greeted us …

Places 06-19-2015 Kilauea Caldera’s Boiling Pot

After several days of beaching it up on the igneous shores of Hawai’i’s Big Island, we were ready to explore some new terrain. So we packed the rental van with three kids (and not nearly enough snacks) and set off in the direction of the Kilauea caldera. Note to self: Next time, start adventures before …

Weddings 06-17-2015 Couple’s First Dance

Wedding day. Wake up. Arrive at the venue in Sutter’s Creek. Wipe sleep out of eyes.

Things 06-13-2015 Smartphone Saturday: The Not Very British Invasion

Smartphone Saturday has arrived again. This is the day I take a break from my storytelling to post a simple, unedited smartphone photo from my trusty Lumia 1020. It’s a bit lighter than my DSLR, but it still captures memories! On a recent vacation to the big island of Hawaii, I discovered that there are …

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