california, health, Hiking, Kids, outdoors, safety, Travel, Uncategorized

The Mountains Are Opening, So I Must Go

While the stay-at-home orders haven't exactly ended, the trails in Los Angeles County are finally starting to open up after over a month-long closure.  We were in the OC for the first few days of LA Co trails reopening, which was probably a good thing. Because everyone has been getting cabin fever, I heard reports… Continue reading The Mountains Are Opening, So I Must Go

Decorating, Family, health, Home Improvement, Kids, safety, Style, Travel, Uncategorized

Safer-At-Home Improvements

As the stay at home orders continued, swallowing up the months of March and now April, we made a few changes to our living space. Some were overdue improvements, such fixing a garage wall that was poorly withstanding the test of time. Others were projects to preserve our sanity, or what was left of it… Continue reading Safer-At-Home Improvements

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

The family gathers round the laptop for Sunday morning worship services in an unprecedented move to suspend Sunday gatherings. Today, Monday, March 16, 2020 is the first day of what the high schoolers are calling Corona Break.  At the end of what was a tough week both personally and professionally- with the week beginning with… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus