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So Campy:  Our First Family Wilderness Adventure

So Campy: Our First Family Wilderness Adventure

For a lot of people I know, camping is one of those “special” childhood memories—it’s right up there with summers at the pool, going to the zoo, and riding in an airplane for the first time.  It’s campfires, tents, hotdogs, and roasted marshmallows.  Sunscreen slathered on top of bug spray and covered with a good(…)

In Memoriam: A Book Funeral

Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Meow, the much adored board book that first introduced both my children to the joys of reading.  Gifted to Maddie by her loving Nana, Meow had served both Webster-Stoppel girls faithfully, until that fateful day when an unwitting Gabbie tore its poor, cardboard covers asunder.(…)

Alaskada, Day 7: Victoria, BC

All right, darlings, here we go–final cruise post. So, Day 7 was mostly a day at sea, if we’re being honest.  We didn’t roll into Victoria, which makes up the entirety of the “ada” portion of our trip, until 7 p.m., and since our little travel monster goes to bed at 8, we had a(…)

Alaskada, Day 3: Ketchikan

Ha!  And you thought I’d forgotten all about our trip… We sailed into Ketchikan, AK early-ish on Tuesday morning.  I say early-ish because Miss Thing got up so early that I really have no idea what time it was.  Suffice to say it somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-5:30 a.m.  Yeah…  Anyway, it’s a cute(…)