Stephenie Freeman

A Camping We Will Go: Day 1

Monday was the first day of our annual end-of-summer-better-get-one-more-vacation-in camping trip to El Capitan Canyon. We loaded up the car with all of our necessities and headed out. Prior to arriving at our cabin, we stopped off in Santa Barbara for some lunch and a little shopping. Nothing like indulging in Mama’s favorite past time […]


Camping in the backyard

A couple of weeks ago, the Golfer called home with a suggestion. “How about I camp out with the boys in the backyard this weekend?” There were two things that I liked about his idea. #1–It was all his own idea, not one that I had forced on him, and #2–That this idea did not […]



I’ve lived in Southern California for 2 years and 24 days and today I finally felt my first earthquake. It was scary and exciting all at the same time. We were at home–the boys were playing upstairs, I was downstairs folding towels and watching “The Young and the Restless.” Suddenly I heard this noise. It […]