Rolls

Disclaimer: I wrote this a little while ago, back when there was more of a spring in my step and our Subaru still had two wheel bearings that would not need to be replaced within in a week of each other. Before Thanksgiving travels and apparently the onset of winter in November. Life man. Back…

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how (not) to hike with (little) kids

Do not expect a 2, nearly 3 year old, to want to walk, ever. Expect her to corral you like a sheepdog, face you, lean against your legs with her head buried just above your knees until you pick her up. Do not pick her up. Once you pick her up, it's game over. She…

Happy Birthday, Lily!

When I count my blessings, having two brothers who are the best of friends and unfailingly include me in the sibling love fest, is near the top of the list. That my brother, Christian, married Lily, who, along with her two sisters, have seamlessly joined the now Beitel-Erickson-Beitel-Horton clan is just plain fun. As a…