It snowed a historic amount in Portland- 12 inches of fluffy, white snow (on 1/11/17). The snow took out our power for a few early morning hours while we slept. And since we have only electric heat, we were glad when the power came back around 9:00am. We bundled up as much as we could.… Read More Sled away a Snowy Portland Day
Three Kings Day is the 12th day of Christmas, typically celebrated in Spain and Latin-American countries. I made crowns with the girls on Wednesday leading up to the day and started talking about the day. Ryan ordered a Rosca de Reyes cake. Thursday night Iola lined up our boots by the back door for the… Read More Celebrate Three Kings Day
Siren, Wi has an annual pie eating during their Summerfest. And this year after googling ‘How to win a pie eating contest,’ I decided to enter. My competition was a 60 year old woman and 5 men. Ryan gave me some pep talks because I told him I was just going to casually eat the… Read More Eat your heart out in a pie eating contest!
The Hobie cat sail boat has been sitting dormant under a young oak tree (who is already starting to show beautiful fall colors) since last summer when Ryan capsized it. It was a windy day. The boat was sadly destined for scrap. A few weeks ago Ryan turned it in to a fun pull… Read More Resurrect a sailboat
We went to the see to see the animals and the conservatory to see the plants. It was a beautiful winter day, about 40 degrees outside! We saw slowie Chloe the sloth, monkeys and more. Iola’s favorite was the orange and black striped tiger pacing his outdoor cage in the snow. Carrie found a flattened… Read More Como Zoo & Conservatory