Ordinary Extraordinary #3: Insane Boat Plane

Someone stole our spot! We ventured up Mountain Loop Highway a little further, looking for a shallow day spot on the river to picnic and play. 

“Tell me if you see a spot,” Chris said. I craned my neck and scanned outside my window. Surprisingly, other people had the same idea on this sunny May day, and had already pitched tents and hammocks along the river banks. Also surprisingly, Mountain Loop Highway had not yet re-opened fully following the winter closure. This limited our options, but we optimistically continued scouting our perfect location. Continue reading “Ordinary Extraordinary #3: Insane Boat Plane”

Ordinary Extraordinary #2: Having a Ball!

It’s all fun n’ games until Kid #3 falls in the mud. 

“Honey! Don’t laugh! She’s really upset,” Chris raised his eyebrows at me.

The laughter bubbled up inside me and I hid behind Kid #4’s ball and giggled wildly with my quiet voice. Undoubtedly with parenting, there is a fine line between hilarity and madness. I knew the work that lie ahead, my amused face a mere mask for the frenzied to-do list in my head. 
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Ordinary Extraordinary #1: Merry-Go-Round

Introducing our new mini-series: Ordinary Extraordinary, a personal challenge from us to you, highlighting ordinary life experiences in extraordinary ways. Otherwise and oftentimes overlooked, simple joys exist all around us. Old-fashioned toys, everyday objects, natural “treasures,” hidden art, weird words, outside games, and unexpected discoveries form the stories of our lives. Truly appreciating life’s simplicity requires a perspective shift, a touch of curiosity, a willingness to slow down, and the energy to play like a child. Continue reading “Ordinary Extraordinary #1: Merry-Go-Round”

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