No Ticks = Success!

After rolling the two kids and the camper all the way the Alaska and back, we couldn’t just stop and go home to the heat in Arizona.  Instead, we continued to Pennsylvania to visit family and give the kids an opportunity to attend summer camp via Penn State University’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.  Zoe went […]

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Pennsylvania

We rode space-a to Dover last friday where mom and dad picked us up.  So we spent just over a week in PA visiting family and surprising folks. It was a relaxing time and nice to see the states after nearly 2 years.  The shopping overwhelmed me at first, with so much stuff in every […]

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Last Minute Visits

Final week in PA!  We’ve been busy with goodbyes to family, touring the local sites, and prepping for a Space-A adventure.  Bethany joined the kids and I for a rainy day driving around to drop in on great-grandparents.  It was nice to have one more day of quality time. Wednesday I decided it would be […]

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Best Impromptu Kid Hike Ever

I love camping with my fam.  We eat, sleep, make fire, bike around, walk the dog, get ice cream, go to the beach, and simply BE outside.  It’s great.  It feeds my soul and keeps my kids happy with the simple joys in life.  No internet. And, this weekend – at Prince Gallitzen State Park – […]

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Shavers Creek Summer Camp

This week Zoe attended outdoor summer camp at Shavers Creek.  It’s an environmental education center affiliated with Penn State.  She started at 9am and then I picked her up at 3pm, so it was a long day and she loved it!   They went on hikes, they did nature crafts, they learned songs and skits, and […]

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Fresh Air

Bryan and I spent all day Friday hanging out with our friend John hiking and rock climbing.  We started at Greenwood Furnace and hiked up to the fire tower, but we stopped along the way to eat and eat and eat the wild blueberries!  yum. After a real meal at Sheetz we ventured out to […]

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Hershey Park!

The big family outing to Hershey Park proved super exciting!  Both Zoe and Uncle Tyler tried their first upside down coasters.  Avi discovered his love for the log flume with Nan and PaJoe.  Bryan and I actually got to ride a few coasters together.  Bethany and Kate realized that the jet-start coaster was amazing at […]

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The new house

Bryan’s parents’ new house up on “the land” is finally finished and we got to stay there this past week.  The kids had a ton of crazy fun with their 3 girl cousins for the weekend, and then loved the quality time with Nana and Pappy.  We went swimming at the Glendale beach, ate berries […]

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The Big Birthday Party

So, Zoe had a birthday party at our house in Korea with her friends and then she celebrated on her birthday with a cake at Chik-fil-A..  Well since Avi’s birthday is coming up next month we decided he deserved a party, too, and the fam wanted a chance to give gifts to them both.  Thus, […]

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