tomales bay

Not a land of fresh tamales…though, would that be heaven? This Fourth of July, as we have the last 3 years (see here, here, and here), we went on a camping trip. This time to Northern California with our adventure guide, Hank. I never know quite what I’m getting myself into, and we almost always […]

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our fourth of july

For the 4th of July weekend, we went camping (again) but this time with my brother and niece in Big Bear! Rain was on the forecast for the entire weekend, but we were able to dodge it with a tarp, and it thankfully held off most of the time. We hiked a couple of trails, […]

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happy independence day!

Happy Independence Day, America! We’re celebrating the holiday by heading out camping (again)…but this time with my brother and niece. Hoping the rain holds off and hoping you find a way to celebrate this day! Here’s to the red, white, and blue… -wonderland sam

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the fourth with family

We had a great Fourth of July! Our friend Sonny, my brothers, and nieces were all in town visiting, so we joined with family for a big party on the holiday. I hadn’t seen some of them in six months…and the others since our wedding! It was a wonderful time getting to see them and […]

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happy 4th of july!

I’m so excited because we get to spend today with my brothers and nieces who are visiting California! I haven’t seen my oldest and his daughter since Christmas, and the other I haven’t seen since our wedding! We’ll be attending a big 4th of July bash with a lot of good food and pool time. […]

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summer part three

So after being back home for a few weeks, it was off again to Houston to be a “live-in nanny” for my niece while she was with my brother for the month of July. Let me tell you, if I wasn’t getting married and didn’t have Kipling, I think being a live-in nanny would be […]

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