Category: And Then We Laughed

My Favorite Photos of 2022

I continue to be fascinated by people who are nonchalant about the start of a new year. I admit that my exasperation toward their lackadaisical approach to another revolution around the sun is silly – what does it matter if it contrasts with my excitement and optimism for the upcoming year? To be honest, 2022

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Staying in a Cabin in Door County, Wisconsin

The kids are officially on summer vacation. Like most kids, they will spend their summer playing outside, bargaining for screen time, traveling, and bickering over whose turn it is to clean the toothpaste out of the sink. This past week was a flurry of Clay being TDY, field days, last minute projects, and evening baseball

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How We Planned Our Summer 2022 Travel

Like many, I’m struggling to process the horrific massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Writing about our summer travel plans feels frivolous and unnecessary. But traveling is such an important aspect of my family’s soul – both collectively and individually – that writing about it is cathartic and serves as the reminder I so desparately need about

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Wrigley Field and More

In this family, we love baseball. And softball. One could argue that we embody the mid-20th century American stereotype as a military family with one boy, one girl, and a yellow Labrador retriever so I guess having an affinity for America’s National Pastime is fitting. The past few days have been filled to the brim

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