Chief Is In The House!

Between Bates’s constant rumble of doom, Minx running around a knocking everything off the shelves and almost catching on fire, Scheissehund making up for lost time on my leg, and Chief whimpering in the kennel, I got almost no sleep.

Teton Part Six: Will It Ever End?

I looked upon bedtime with fear as each kid eventually gave up on roughing it and ended up in bed with me.

It Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving Without a Trump Supporter at the Table

You know that person who is always like, “Everyone always bites and tries hump me all the time!” maybe they are the asshole.

Acadia In Three Days

We only had three days on Acadia National Park before we had to move on to our next destination (with WIFI!) which is why I’m blasting the last three days at you all at once. I have to do something in the car… Speaking of WI-FI (or zee wee fee, as I like to say with […]

Sing Ho To The Open Road

I spent my summers during high school with my mother in Newark, New Jersey. She lived in student housing while getting her Ph.D. at Rutgers and the upshot was that I was trapped inside a high-rise dorm for pretty much two months each year. She was busy with classes and I was unable to leave […]

On the Road With Terrible Internet

I had every intention of blogging from the road but it turns out that I have almost zero internet access out here. My mother-in-law has a wifi router that gives me a nice strong signal but doesn’t appear to be connected to the internet. We have reindeer but no internet. I get a whole lotta […]

Once A Cheater (4436-4440)

I’m finally back from my epic cross-country road trip. I realize that epic is a vastly overused word but it totally applies to my vacation. We decided to get back a day early and essentially drove non-stop for 26 hours. The good news is that we rolled into town around 10am which gave me almost […]

Disneyland Redux

I highly recommend having friends in California. We road-trip to LA in the winter so we can hang out with awesome friends, escape the cold weather, and take advantage of the many natural resources this western state offers. That’s right, I’m talking about theme parks. It’s a long drive but my kids are great on […]

Happy New Year!

It’s the new year and there is nothing I would rather do than kick a great big bag of junk to the curb, but alas, I am in LA. Our friends threw a party and almost everyone who came had kids. Of course the kids outlasted me. I fell asleep on the couch trying to […]

Taking A Break

With a day to pack and ready the house, I and the boys hit the road to go to LA with stops in Grand Junction and Salt Lake City. It felt like high-time for a vacation. Prepping the house for our absence is a big job, especially since James and a friend’s sister will be […]