Tuesday morning dawned vastly different than Monday, with not a cloud in sight and the sun shining on the harbor. We were up early for the Continental breakfast provided by the hotel, and then headed off to the southwestern part of Mount Desert Island where Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is located. Everything is pretty close … Continue reading Road Trip: Acadia and Bar Harbor Part II
We are so excited to be able to share our biggest trip of the year with you! We set out on Sunday, August 18th, hopping an early flight from Dallas to Boston. Parker ready to go! With a 3.5 hour flight, we were worried about how to keep Parker entertained. He was super on the … Continue reading Road trip: Acadia and Bar Harbor Part I
The time has arrived! We are packing up our stuff for the Kraft family trip of 2019, and our first big trip with baby Parker! So what does a new family of three take on a two week journey across the country, and then a road trip from Bar Harbor, Maine to Niagara Falls, Ontario? … Continue reading Packing for Acadia, Bar Harbor, and Canada
Happy Tuesday everyone! This weekend we were super busy in the Kraft house! First thing Saturday morning we were up bright and early for the Hot Trot 10k in Dallas, benefitting the Assist the Officer Foundation. Parker was able to come with his papa to cheer me on. It wasn't my fastest 10K by any … Continue reading Working for the Weekend: Hot Trot 10K, Gardening, and Gathering
This week we've been keeping busy working on the house! With Parker in daycare full time starting this week, we are hoping to have more time to continue to work on the house, and to start on our newest project 😉 We've also been battling a double ear infection with Parks, so that unfortunately took … Continue reading Gardening for Days
We are having a lovely weekend here in Austin! Jordan and I both had long weekends off from work so we took the time to come down and visit with my in-laws. It's safe to say Parker has been having a pretty good time. While we've been taking a pretty laidback approach to the weekend, … Continue reading Family Weekend in Austin
Last week we took our second trip by air with Parker! My dad's family is from Simsbury, Connecticut, and his 45th high school reunion was scheduled for this past weekend. We used this as an excuse to make a big family weekend trip.
Last week was the July 4th holiday, and Jordan and I were fortunate enough to be scheduled off for the 4th (which doesn't usually happen in our field). Huge thank you to our coworkers who did work on the 4th!
Today on Backpacking Essentials, we're going to discuss one of the most crucial planning decisions, how you are going to get to your destination. Getting to and from your trailhead is definitely not the most fun part of setting out into the rugged outdoors, but it is the part that could most easily ruin a … Continue reading Backpacking Essentials: How to Get Where You’re Going
This past weekend brought another first for the Kraft family, our first big trip with the baby!