2015 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival – Gearing Up For A Good Time!

2012 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival

For 7 years now our summer highlight in Vancouver's Lower Mainland is the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, otherwise now known as my Birthday Bash! My friends love the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival so much that they now place it on their calendars before they make their other plans for the summer, and it has even become the much anticipated and talked about summer … [Read more...]

Special Olympics World Games 2015 Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

I had an amazing experience officiating the Open Water Swim Race of the Special Olympics World Games 2015! This was definitely one of those volunteer situations where you get more out of the experience than you could ever put into it. I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to spend time with athletes and coaches from around the world and experience such powerful … [Read more...]

The Color Run Los Angeles

If anyone ever asks you to join them to do The Color Run, you need not hesitate, simply shout, "YES!" My daughter wanted to do The Color Run Los Angeles with some friends of hers. When I found out a couple other parents were going, I was on the fence between "Oh good, she'll be safe with them.", and "Well, if these parents can do it, I should do it too." Little Miss Mason's … [Read more...]

Solana Beach and Winner’s Circle Resort with Teens

the pool at Winner's Circle Resort

Our Solana Beach adventure was part of a weekend getaway I planned for the occasion of my son's 16th birthday. We spent the whole first day at SeaWorld San Diego and you can read about the fun we had in this previous post SeaWorld San Diego. After our action packed day at SeaWorld, we drove just 15 minutes to a room we had reserved at the Winner's Circle Resort. This hotel … [Read more...]

SeaWorld San Diego with Teens

Killer Whale Show

I often write about traveling as a family with my husband and two teens, but this trip I switched things up a bit, subtracting the husband and adding 3 additional teens! My son recently turned 16 and rather than throw a tremendously expensive bash in a club, as many here have become accustomed to doing, we decided to take him, his sister and a few friends away for the weekend … [Read more...]