Costa Rica – Day 2 – Manuel Antonio

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We slept in. No kids. No alarm clock. Get up when we get up. That was nice. Ready for the day, we packed up and headed down to breakfast. This is the one meal that is included with your stay here so we were sure to get down there and feed our faces. With full stomachs, we got on the … Read More

Costa Rica – Day 1 – Arrival

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The big trip is upon us. Kim and I have not vacationed without kids since before there were kids in our lives. We love taking our kids but they always put a damper on the pace a bit. So we decided we would like to do this one by ourselves. Luckily, my parents thought it would be a great idea … Read More

My Valentine

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I can’t keep a secret. So giving gifts to Kim is usually botched because I end up asking her if she would like something before I give it to her and after I have bought it. However, this year I kept my mouth sealed and was able to come up with 3 solid presents — one from Sydney, Reagan, and … Read More

Family Hike at Panorama Point

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Natalee and Kyle were set to leave this afternoon. The weather was supposed to be wet this morning but we awoke to sunny skies. Anyone want to hike? Figured Kyle thought we were nuts. Can’t we sit still? Uh, nope. So we packed up the kids, the dogs, and the guests and headed out for a quick hike. But some … Read More

Chautauqua, Doggie-Style

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Distance 2.51 miles Time 1 hr 33 min Elevation Gain 697 feet When a woman is in her first trimester of pregnancy, it is a challenging time. Trying to eat. Nothing tastes good. Puking. Feeling nauseous. So I figured our hikes would be on hiatus for a little while. However, over the holidays, I got the dogs something special for … Read More