• Almost a Decade of Blogging

    Wow, 2019 went by in quite a blur! As we close out the year, and the decade, Allison and I were looking back at the road this blog has taken, we’ve been blogging since 2011 and have currently published 638 posts (including this one). It’s gone from a simple blog that Allison wrote to one we run together, we’ve had times of consistency and times where we didn’t publish for months, but we’d always come…

  • A Christmas Music Playlist

    December is upon us, and so is the Christmas Season! This means it’s time for red and green, and Mall Santas, Christmas Trees, and yes, of course, Christmas Music! I like Christmas music. Most of it. Well, except for one song, in particular. Jingle Bell Rock. I hate this song. This is the story of why. So we time travel back to December 2016. I had been laid off from Alfred for about two weeks…

  • Solo Parenting on a Saturday

    Allison had the awesome opportunity to visit our LA friends for their annual Ladies Tea this past weekend. So that left me taking care of the girls for the weekend. What an exciting adventure! 5:15 AM Allison and I climbed into the CRV, it was dark outside and we could see our breath in the cool morning. We made our way to the Airport as Allison gave me a last-minute rundown of their typical days.…

  • Pismo Beach Part 3: The Salt and Foam

    Good morning! For today’s Monday vlog, we have something a little different. Today’s Video is more of a short film / spoken word / inspirational video as opposed to a normal update on the rest of our trip. This spoken-word piece began to take shape in my head on the tail end of our time in Pismo, we normal spend Thursday at the beach and it’s usually the day we stay the longest and try…

  • We Took the Toddlers to the Beach!

    Alright, folks we’re back for Pismo Beach Part 2! We pick up on Tuesday morning, traditionally Tuesday is a beach day.  We woke up, bright and early and headed to the breakfast room. The best feature of the Oxford Suites is the free breakfast. Now, this isn’t your typical “hot breakfast” that consists of some day-old toast and a sketchy pre-cooked omelet. Nay! It is a full-on, delicious breakfast. Usually, there is meat, either sausage…