Scenes from our Halloween

The day-after wrap up: Skyler put on her entire costume again and wore it to preschool. Hudson told me “that was my favorite Halloween yet!” And I drove to the school dropoff in my PJs and slippers for the first time. I think it’s fair to say, a good time was had by all…

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Travelogue: Camping in Big Sur, California

Just over a week ago, we spent a magical few days in Big Sur.

It’s not hyperbole. I think magical is actually the appropriate word choice because a. Big Sur, duh, and b. we packed up five kids and went camping—at a hike-in campsite! Also, there’s c:

Six months earlier, to the date, I had been logging in at Reserve California and waiting for the rolling reservation slot to open for the two on-the-water campsites at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. I could hardly believe my good fortune when I scored both sites the weekend before Aron’s 40th birthday. Magic!

We would stay for three nights and our friends would join us for two.

Here’s how it went…

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Bundle Up (& Friday Links)

Any fun plans this weekend? We are going out to dinner with friends before seeing Free SoloAs someone with mild vertigo, I can tell you that it looks dizzying but also beautiful. I’m really interested to see what we think of it, particularly in the wake of the news that two people just died from a fall in Yosemite a few days ago.

We also have a Halloween party to go to on Saturday. I’ll post photos of our costume. I think we’re almost set… I just need a wig. And we’re doing some more birthday celebrations on Sunday night—both Aron and his mother had birthdays this past week.

Okay, last weekend before Halloween… are you all set?

Here are a few things you might find useful from the archives, followed by some links of note… 

30 of the best Halloween Costumes for Kids (and babies and the whole family)

What To Do with All the Candy 

The Easiest, Most Indulgent Pumpkin Dessert

How to Make Slimey, Spacey Goo

And finally, fall activities that go beyond the pumpkin patch.

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