Cars, Fairs, and Parties

The past week has been a bit of a mishmash of experiences. We went out to the Back to the 50s car show. It’s a massive affair held at the State Fairgrounds, and it was brutally hot and humid. We didn’t see even 5% of the cars, but did spot … Read More

One Step Closer

Well, the bus is gone—which left us having to fly from Portland to MN. Not our favorite mode of travel. Not by a long shot. But, just fourteen hours after waking up, we were at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and one step closer to new adventures. Waiting on Grandpa. The … Read More

Winding Down in Portland

We spent our last week in Portland before flying to Minnesota. Over time, I think, our lifestyle has actually afforded us more time with our families than had we stayed put in Chicago. I’m sure there is no way we would have seen each other as much had we slipped … Read More

Beach Birthday

My mom and her twin sister had a pretty big birthday coming up, so we gathered up a bunch of family and headed for a beach house rental to celebrate. Our timing was incredibly lucky—the weather in Portland while we were gone was 103 degrees, the temps on the beach … Read More

Saying Goodbye to the Bus

My birth mother and one of my sisters came down to visit for a couple of days. This was the first time we had met Hallie, but it didn’t take the kids long to warm up to her. Ouest tells us she wishes she could have a mustache, so we … Read More