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End of the Year

June 19, 2017

In addition to all the camping and awesome places we’ve been going, we have been busy wrapping up the school year.

Oliver spent a week in Yosemite with his class. He had an absolutely amazing time and reported that he was too busy having fun to miss us!

Oliver and Sam ran in the Dipsea Race, a 7.4  mile race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. This was Oliver’s longest distance race so far and we are really proud of him!

And we can’t forget the last day of school, that’s a wrap on 5th grade and 2nd grade!

Looking forward to spending the summer with these guys!


Spring into Summer

June 16, 2017

Phew! Spring is always such an eventful time of year!

For the past few years we have gone to Manzanita Lake near Mt. Lassen for Memorial Day weekend and it always delivers! Beautiful views from sunrise to sunset:

Lots of adventures to be had in the snow:

By the falls:


And on the lake:

Summer here we come!

From Snow Caves to Sand Castles

May 22, 2017

We are in the middle of a series of seriously fun weekends!

First up was a snowshoeing trip to the Peter Grub Hut near Donner Pass. This was the first time that any of us had been snowshoing and we had a great time. We went with a big group of friends to celebrate a birthday and fun times were had by all. The boys carried thier packs the whole way and had a ton of fun digging snow caves and playing in the snow.

Next up was a trip to Stinson Beach with friends.

We were there so that Sam could run the Miwok 100K, a 100 km race in Marin County. This was the second time that Sam ran it and he did realy well!

We also celebrated this guy’s 11th birthday!

The following weekend we enjoyed watching Oliver climb at his third climbing competition. He aslo did really well!

We celebrated Mother’s Day with a yummy brunch with the grandparents and a fun hike with our junior geologists.

Phew! I didn’t even get any photos of our most recent weekend camping trip to Butano State Park!

And an 11 year old!

May 7, 2017

And what a curious and goofy eleven year old he is!

This year has been a big one for Oliver. At school, he presented a huge project on the responsibility that the government has to the economy. This presentation was the culmination of many months worth of work and we are so proud of him. He has also joined a competitive rock climbing team and has been loving the challenges that rock climbing afford him, not to mention his new love of running !

I can’t wait to see what 11 brings!

Sunny Race Day and Rainy Easter

April 16, 2017

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day and we headed up to Mt Diablo so that Oliver and Sam could run in the Diablo Trails Challenge race. Oliver ran his third 5K, here he is before the race:

And after, he placed second in his age group:

And here is Sam finishing up his 50K, he placed 1st in his age group:

Here are the cheerleaders:

On Sunday, family came over for a rainy Easter Egg hunt and brunch.

What a full weekend of fun and Spring weather.

We have an 8 year old!

April 13, 2017

How did that happen?

And, what a funny, spirited eight year old he is!


February 14, 2017

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Happy Valentine’s Day!