Adventures · Burbank to Bellingham · Jude Theodore

Letting Jude lead the way

In the days leading up to Jude being born, Philip and I talked a lot about our little boy, as all parents do I’m sure. We imagined what he would look like and what it would be like to be a family of three. One of the things we talked a lot about was the… Continue reading Letting Jude lead the way

A Note On the Go · Jude Theodore

A Note On the Go: Nap time

You were devouring your pb&j sandwich when I left you to run outside and switch the laundry. Recently, you’ve decided that you love it which makes me happy, cuz ya know I don’t like cooking very much. That’s just the honest truth. I came back in and you were still eating so I began tidying… Continue reading A Note On the Go: Nap time


The GOOLA Pledge; Or Why You Should Stop Making Excuses

Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey My grandpa used to have a license plate with the letters “GOOLA” and my mom told me that it stood for “Get Out Of LA.” I think I’ve always taken that to heart, but made a lot of excuses as… Continue reading The GOOLA Pledge; Or Why You Should Stop Making Excuses


That Time I Almost Spontaneously Combusted

Here’s the thing about my life the last three months: I am emotionally and physically exhausted. Yes, there are specific things today that happened that were REALLYREALLYREALLY good(!!!!) but also at the same time, there were things that have just left me feeling so drained and all I want is to curl up in bed… Continue reading That Time I Almost Spontaneously Combusted


Childhood Buckets & Buckets & Buckets 

This last weekend I got to fulfill one of the many things on my bucket list – the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade!! It was seriously a dream come true, as silly and ridiculous as that may sound. This parade was huge when I was growing up and every time we actually made it to… Continue reading Childhood Buckets & Buckets & Buckets