My son and I have been working hard to get in plenty of distance for our upcoming family half marathon over Thanksgiving.  We spotted this guy staring down at us as we walked the Lake Lenexa trail recently. Click on image to enlarge

UPDATE: Please see updated information about Yellowstone on my new blog, Everyday Wanderer. Date night dinner in Yellowstone Park On Today’s Date in the Past: Walking Along the Waterfront CN Tower in Toronto Wordless Wednesday:  Wishing at the American Girl Store Four Corners Travel Contest:  People Shell

Since I’m the second owner of my house and didn’t select the original landscaping, I’m not sure what kind of tree is in my front yard, just east of the entry.  What I can tell you is that it has the most amazing pink flowers that bring me a ton of compliments each spring. On […]

I love that my company doesn’t just celebrate Earth Day, but Earth Week.  Every day this week we were challenged to embrace a different activity to help our planet.  Today we were welcome to take oak seedlings from the atrium home to plant.  I helped myself to four cherrybark oak seedlings that my son helped […]

Last year, I planted six fruit trees on the east side of our yard — one pair each of apple, cherry, and peach.  I started calling it our “orchard,” and Better Half rolls his eyes every time.  I’m so excited because the trees are mature enough this year for us to eat the fruit (rather […]

If you make it through a cold, dark, snowy, awful Midwestern winter you are treated to an amazing parade of colors and blooms come Spring.  For the past few weeks, every time I step outside, I feel my breath taken away by the beauty of the world in bloom.  These are the flowers on one of […]

On the last day in Phoenix over Thanksgiving, we went to the Queen Creek Olive Mill.  The brief tour of the facility was interesting, but if you visit be absolutely sure to eat there.  Plus also, I highly recommend the bacon olive oil.  I have been using it to make my scrambled eggs in the […]