california, Camping, Dog, dogs, Hiking, Travel, Uncategorized

Big Tujunga Hikes: Trail Canyon Falls

A few weeks ago, after staying indoors thanks to the weather and school schedules , we were looking for a new adventure. So we attempted a new trail. We looked for a nice waterfall hike, one that would be dog-friendly and that would be relatively easy to get to from home. Google came back with… Continue reading Big Tujunga Hikes: Trail Canyon Falls

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Some Bunny to Love: Welcome Henry James

If you had asked me at the start of 2020 whether we’d ever get a rabbit, I probably would have said no way. Even though we had a rabbit cage that Jacob had purchased in hopes of getting a rabbit sitting in a box inside our garage. Jacob was supposed to return the cage, but… Continue reading Some Bunny to Love: Welcome Henry James

Family, Kids, safety, Uncategorized, writing

San Gabriel Valley Resource List

As we continue our slow emergence from a global pandemic, life is beginning to feel more like normal. Schools across Southern California have returned to some form of in-person instruction, and we are now looking forward to graduations and other end-of-the-year celebrations. While these events are greatly modified from the parties of years past, at… Continue reading San Gabriel Valley Resource List

california, Camping, dogs, Family, Hiking, outdoors, Pets, Travel

Snow Much Fun in the San Gabriel Mountains

There’s something magical about snow covered mountains. This is especially true in Southern California where we really don’t get snow at elevations under about 5000 feet. Last weekend, as we prepared for the advent of spring, we headed up our local mountains in search of an adventure for our pets. About an hour away from… Continue reading Snow Much Fun in the San Gabriel Mountains

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The Long Road to Loss

My girls hold close their grandpa's flag. Last year I wrote a post about grieving through the anticipation of death and loss. This year, on what would have been my dad’s seventy-third birthday, I am finishing up plans for a socially distanced compliant church memorial service. For over two years now we have felt the… Continue reading The Long Road to Loss