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For the Record

This summer, Garrett and I are bound and determined to beat a record. What record? you ask. The Klein Summer Hiking Record. Back in the summer of 2010, we started tracking the amount of miles and elevation we hiked each

Posted in Hiking

A Little Faith

As a family, we recently attended “Scout Sunday” at a church nearby our home. This church sponsors our Cub Scout Pack and dedicates a service a year to connecting the Scouts with the members. We use their space and resources

Posted in Random Musings

January Book Review

Wow! Mix a little vacation with some excellent books and walla – I read six books in January!!! I can’t remember the last time I read so many books. Honestly, I did do other things this month, like go to

Posted in Books/Reading

What??? It’s still winter!

Taking a vacation in the heart of winter is such a blessing. But returning to the cold, dark, snow is a bit of a shock to the system. Especially when there are still several months of winter left. Note to

Posted in Alaska, Family, Recreation, Uncategorized


Garrett and I worked together to keep a travel journal this past vacation to San Diego. Almost every day I had him write a few sentences about what we did and what he thought. I added a note here and

Posted in Family, Travel

The Very Best of San Diego

We Klein’s recently returned from nine wonderful days in San Diego. I’m not a big fan of traveling during the holidays, but we took advantage of holiday closures from work and school and got the heck out of dodge after

Posted in Family, Recreation, Travel

Holiday Happiness

Ah, the big day has come and gone. No more countdowns. No more anticipation. We were blessed again this Christmas with entirely too many gifts, an abundance of good food and drink, and valued quality time with friends and family

Posted in Family

December Book Review

I’m starting the December book review early, since I just started a big, fat book (The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton) that I know I won’t get done by the end of the month. So here’s what I accomplished in

Posted in Books/Reading


Garrett has been full of little quips and quirks lately. They’ve tickled my funny bone enough to jot them down in his journal, and I thought I would share them here. One night at dinner, Garrett was telling us how

Posted in Family

To the beach!

I’ve noted more than once how much we love the beach. A couple of years ago I had a conversation with Garrett that sticks with me still. He was whining and griping about going to the beach, but I made

Posted in Uncategorized



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