Bring On Summer vacation!


imageToday I head out for my last day of work until September. One of the many great things about working in the school system is the summers off. I get to enjoy a long break during the hottest months of the year and spend both quality and quantity time with my family. As my kids get older the quantity of time decreases so quality becomes more important.

imageNow in saying that most of our camping trips this summer involve leaving the kids at home but it is still time off and I can’t wait.  We also plan to make hiking a bigger priority this summer so I hope to start a hiking tab on my blog. We will see if the wine gets in the way of that plan.

So for now we say goodbye to some friends who are moving on to other schools. It’s a sad day for that reason but I know I will see all these people again at some point and I hope it is at a campground in the near future.

Good luck today



Goodbye is Never Easy


“How lucky am I

To have had something

that makes saying

goodbye so hard”

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As our daughter makes the transition into the life of university she has made the very adult decision to say goodbye to her childhood friend. She knows he needs more time and attention than she will be able to give him but it is still very difficult. He will be loved in his new home but he will always be her first love.

Goodbye Ike

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“We will never have to tell our horse that we are sad, happy, confident, angry or relaxed. He already knows – long before we do.”  Marjike de Jong