Childhood Unplugged: June

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Childhood Unplugged | No Comments

The other night, Ava and I were laying on the back deck. She had brought all these blankets + pillows out, made a comfy bed + asked me to snuggle with her. It was 7:22 pm, hot + humid. Out of the blue I asked Ava, “Want to go kayaking with me?” Ava always says yes to random things. So with big grins on our faces + the arduous process of strapping our incredibly big + heavy kayak to the top of the minivan we headed to the local lake for a wonderful evening of paddling, laughing, splashing + checking out the river otters. It truly is moments like these that make this life worth living.

Note: This post is part of the monthly Childhood Unplugged series. We’re all better off when we’re off our devices and out with the ones we love.

Childhood Unplugged: May

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Childhood Unplugged | No Comments

On April 8, Jenny finally talked me into adopting a kitten. So, this month’s Childhood Unplugged post is filled with black & white scenes from the month of our kids playing with their new kitten, Finnegan Salvi Orin Solar.

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Childhood Unplugged: April

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Childhood Unplugged | 2 Comments

A tiny peek into our time spent in Thailand these past few weeks. We’ll be putting most of them on our Adventure Stories site, so if you want to see more, you’ll have to go there 🙂

Note: This post is part of the monthly Childhood Unplugged series. We’re all better off when we’re off our devices and out with the ones we love.

Childhood Unplugged: March

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Childhood Unplugged | 2 Comments

Here are some scenes from our month of February. I love to see all the outside images mixed in. Normally it’s super duper cold this time of year…

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Childhood Unplugged: February

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Childhood Unplugged | One Comment

Ava loves to bake with her Grandma EE. Every single time she goes to visit, she’s baking something. Ava asked us to document her making something with EE, so here she is baking some yummy chocolate chip cookies…

Note: This post is part of the monthly Childhood Unplugged series. We’re all better off when we’re off our devices and out with the ones we love.

Childhood Unplugged September

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Childhood Unplugged | One Comment

 

Early August found us on the road to Colorado. We had so much fun hiking and exploring and adventuring together for a week. These images are from our day in the Garden of the Gods national park. So much stuff to climb on! If you’d like to see more for our time in Colorado, head on over to Adventure Stories.

Note: This post is part of the monthly Childhood Unplugged series. We’re all better off when we’re off our devices and out with the ones we love.

Childhood Unplugged: Ava & the Balloon Animals

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Childhood Unplugged | One Comment

Ava saved up her own money to buy herself a little how to make balloon animals kit. It came with balloons, a pump, and a book. She’s hooked. She’s had it for two weeks now and has her own apron with places for all the different colored balloons and has got quite good. I love to watch my kids progress and grow through hard work and initial frustrations. Kids have a lot to teach us about life…

This post is part of the Childhood Unplugged photography collective.

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Ava and the giant orange ball

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Childhood Unplugged | No Comments

There isn’t a day that goes by in our house that this orange ball isn’t being bounced on, thrown at someone, fought over, punched, bounced or kicked. It drives me crazy and at the same time makes me happy because the kids come up with the wildest games with it. Or they put on a party hat and see if they can blow the whatever it’s called and jump on it at the same time…

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Childhood Unplugged: The Mountains!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Childhood Unplugged | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to spend a few days in the mountains of Breckenridge with a few amazing families. It was great to hang out, eat good food and snow shoe around the mountains for a few days. The rest was much needed.

This post is part of the Childhood Unplugged collective. I sure hope you take a day and just BE together with your loved ones.

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Childhood Unplugged: Fun Fest!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Childhood Unplugged | No Comments

At least once a year, a day comes around where we have nothing on the calendar. So we make a list of all the things we can do together as a family…and then we do them. We call these days Fun Fests and they’re some of the best days of our lives. Just us, together as a family, sharing laughter and making good memories…

This post is part of the Childhood Unplugged collective. I sure hope you take a day and just BE together with your loved ones.

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