Hiking and history

Two of my great loves in life are exploring and history. So when I get the chance to combine them I jump at the chance. When compiling my outdoors bucket list for 2016, one of the hikes I focused on is the Iron Goat Trail near the summit of Stevens Pass. The area is famous…

2015 reading list

I don’t know that it was a goal or just that my daughter grew a little older and a bit more independent, but 2015 marked the first time in a long time that I rededicated myself to reading books. I love a good novel, but I also have found myself wanting to gain knowledge and…

Bonding over books

My daughter, Catarina, has recently begun reading books. Well, she sits on the floor with them open in her lap and talks in an alien language while turning the pages. Not so much reading, but at least imitating what Veronica and I do when we read to her. Catarina’s first book was Hush Little Polar…

What we’re reading

If you’ve ever been to our house, you’d likely immediately notice our giant bookshelf in the living room. And if we are good enough friends, you might even get to see the one in our messy bedroom. To say that books are a big part of our lives is an understatement. To be a good…