Saturday, November 29, 2014

Snow -- a Thanksgiving Tradition!

Today, we woke up to find snow falling outside. No Thanksgiving at the cabin would be complete without the first snowfall of the season so the boys were so excited to find snow falling on our last day here. So were we! And, after playing in the snow for an hour, we remembered that we have to leave tonight. Leaving the cabin never gets easier.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving at the Cabin - Part 6

Here we are, back for another Thanksgiving at the cabin. Thinking back, this is our 6th consecutive Thanksgiving here. It really is hard to believe that the cabin has been part of our lives for this many years already. Coming here, every holiday, has become a part of our lives that we really could not imagine living without. And, that brings us to all the things we are thankful for. The cabin, of course. The abundant holiday time we get as teachers to spend with our two, wonderful boys. Bob and Tera and all they do to help us and the boys, including all the great additions to the cabin. Rai and Ko love the new driveway and flattened yard. They've been riding around on their new, safe play yard non-stop. Then, indoors, the latest treasure: the Chaos Tower. It seems that every time we return to the cabin, we find a special toy left behind, and not just any toy. Grandma and Grandpa know how to please both the boys as well as me. This tower will keep us busy the entire week!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Rai is 67 Months Old!

What better way to spend a "birthday" than to build a ship in the living room. Rai was the chef and Ko was the navigator. We still haven't determined whether it was a sailing ship or a spaceship. Either way, the boys had a great time and Rai flew into his 68th month in style and excitement!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Camping in Big Sur

One of of our favorite places in the world is Big Sur and one of our favorite places in one of our favorite places is Limekiln State Park. It really is a piece of heaven on Earth and, after years of feeling like this place was still a bit of a secret, we found out, on this latest visit, that it has been discovered. The secret is out. Now, we just have to work a little harder and hike just a little further up each trail to find the peace and solitude that Big Sur can offer. As Henry Miller wrote, "It is here in Big Sur that I first learned to say "amen"." It's hard not to agree with a statement like that although now its more like a choir singing "Amen" together.