Happy Father’s Day, Tim

Dear Tim, As the son of a deadbeat dad, you didn't have a 'Father' example to follow. So you made it up. You're real. Honest. Present. And funny. The perfect father combination. I'm grateful that I get to raise Gilly and Pete with you. Happy Father's Day, Tim. I love you! xoxo, Anne Β Β 

Show Up

Dear Gilly and Pete, Today is the first day of summer vacation. At least it is for Gilly. Don't worry, Pete, you're almost done too. Only two more weeks. This is summer number one, of the five we have left before you both head off to college. I'm certain this summer will be etched in…Read more Show Up

The Family that Masks Together..

It's important to moisturize. And so much more fun with buddies! We enjoyed some quality, family mask time yesterday evening. 13 year old was not game, so we left him out of the fun. According to Cliff, we're having a dry air storm here in the PNW. So cold and dry right now, our skin…Read more The Family that Masks Together..

Welcome to 5summers!

Dear G and P, This online journal is for you. Hopefully it won’t be embarrassing. I promise to keep the really cringe-worthy family memories private. But I do promise to chronicle some highlights of our last 5 summers before you both graduate from high school and move on to college. I hope you will read it and cherish it someday.