Category Archives: Free Time/Vacation


I’m learning to put creative aspirations aside in the Summer; I’m able to enjoy the time with my kids much more if I’m not fretting about not doing enough artwork on the side.  So this Summer I essentially resolved to do … Continue reading

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California Part 2

So The Drive.  Good Lord The Drive.  But you know what?  It was doable.  We’ve reached that point, folks – especially you with little ones – we’ve reached that point where Maarten and I have to pull over for bathroom … Continue reading

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California Part 1: Sam

This is what it looks like when you take your nine year old with a broken leg (skiing accident at the very end of February) on vacation in California:  Turns out not that much changes.  He was so brave:  he … Continue reading

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Snow Days

  We had the pleasure of extending our two week Christmas Vacation by two extra days due to heavy snow this week!  The kids were thrilled and played outside for hours and hours each day, filling our yard with snow … Continue reading

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This year I enjoyed a delightfully stress and anxiety-free transition into the school year.  Sam was nervous in the days (or weeks) leading up to school – when asked replied that he definitely did not want to go back – … Continue reading

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I woke up early this morning, as I have been the past week or so.  Our cat always wants to go out and explore around five, but then he remembers that he’s hungry and wants to come back in to … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

So Maarten and I sometimes joke with each other; why couldn’t you be Dutch, or why couldn’t you be from Montana?  Things would be so much easier… And the thing is, we are joking, because we both know full well … Continue reading

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