“Up on the Housetop!” #mkRemodel

Merry Christmas, everyone!

This year’s Christmas Carol gift for Karen is the obvious choice, although we’ll acknowledge there could be a little name confusion.

This popular tune is known both as “Up on the Rooftop” and “Up on the Housetop” as sung by a variety of cover artists.

This year’s carol is an […]

Canada’s a “Winter Wonderland” – #mkWWC

Merry Christmas! … and Happy New Year!

Time for our 14th Annual Christmas Carol! … Captured in a new snow globe ornament with pictures from our trip along the Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies, a true “Winter Wonderland,” even in summer.

But, first an apology: If you only use our website to keep […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Season’s Greetings to all of our friends! Our holiday card is out!

FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 … Of course, we were in Canada!

David and the Girls spent three weeks this summer following the tournament from Montreal to Ottawa to Edmonton to Vancouver, with more family joining in as the games got more […]

Let’s Have a “Blue Christmas”

No, not a sad Christmas … a celebratory one with some color-coded memories 😉

Your Christmas Tree tradition probably calls for an angel on top of your tree. So does ours, but our newest “angel” is “blue” … a scale model of a Blue Angels performance F/A-18 Hornet, built by the Girls and […]

Underway: Our Family’s Last Year of Elementary School

What Jocelyn started (below) in 2004, Felicia (above) will end in 2015! Our family’s final year of elementary school has begun. Oh, and so has sophomore year.

Booksin 2004-2014 (2015)

The crazy summer of travel (Hawaii, Florida, Costa Rica, plus some less-far-flung visits around the state) has come to an end, and […]

Florida! More than just a plane flight away from Costa Rica

It was a plan so crazy — it just might work!

Cash-in three airplane tickets from an abandoned trip to Cancun to go to Florida mostly so Jocelyn could fly direct to Costa Rica for her two-week Outward Bound adventure, that itself was rescheduled from her planned trip to Peru. Got it?

Off to Florida! […]

Fall 2013: Monterey & Hearst Castle

No school? No Nat'l Parks?… To Monterey @MontereyAq, San Simeon @HearstCastle, and maybe San Luis Obispo. California's Central Coast FTW!

— David Keller (@dhkeller) October 2, 2013

MT @dhkeller: No school? No Nat'l Parks?… To @MontereyAq, @HearstCastle, and maybe San Luis Obispo. California's Central Coast FTW!

— Monterey Aquarium (@MontereyAq) October 2, 2013

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Seriously, Have You Seen Our View?

We’re staying at the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat for three days before jetting to Hong Kong. Seriously, this is the view from our balcony. As I type, there are bamboo rafts gliding downstream full of tourists and sightseers. But the Girls are still sleeping, so that can wait for a bit … And then there’s […]

Chengdu … Because Pandas!

Following the important visits to YueYang and Changsha, we will spend the rest of our China vacation being pure tourists. So, of course, we had to go see the Giant Pandas.

Chengdu actually turned out to be a very pleasant city, with lots to see beyond visiting just the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda […]