We're family of five (four humans and a neurotic dog) trying to find the extraordinary in everyday life.

Growing Up Gowan

Kicking off our girl’s night with some play time.

Kicking off our girl’s night with some play time.

Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes! 32 has been fabulous so far spending the weekend in the city with Trevor! #nycwff #shopritepotluck

Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes! 32 has been fabulous so far spending the weekend in the city with Trevor! #nycwff #shopritepotluck

#ontheblog this morning: Chicken Mozzarella Pasta and celebrating seven years with @tgowan5 (link is in my profile) #pasta #italianfood #mozzarella

#ontheblog this morning: Chicken Mozzarella Pasta and celebrating seven years with @tgowan5 (link is in my profile) #pasta #italianfood #mozzarella

A fun time at the beach and a couple exciting announcements are #ontheblog. (Link in my profile) Just another day at the beach here in #northcarolina #northtopsailbeach  (at The Beach at North Topsail)

A fun time at the beach and a couple exciting announcements are #ontheblog. (Link in my profile) Just another day at the beach here in #northcarolina #northtopsailbeach (at The Beach at North Topsail)

This is #fall. #autumn #kidsofinstagram #upstatenewyork #fallleaves

This is #fall. #autumn #kidsofinstagram #upstatenewyork #fallleaves

Christen in the Kitchen

I’ve been MIA from this space for a while because I’ve created a new food blog and you should check it out! 

80 degrees out and at the pumpkin patch. It doesn’t feel like fall.  (at Sunnyside Gardens)

80 degrees out and at the pumpkin patch. It doesn’t feel like fall. (at Sunnyside Gardens)

It’s the season for #pumpkin sugar cookies. Cream cheese frosting coming in 3, 2, 1…. #cookies #fallbaking #ontheblog soon!

It’s the season for #pumpkin sugar cookies. Cream cheese frosting coming in 3, 2, 1…. #cookies #fallbaking #ontheblog soon!

One last one from #thegowanwedding: proof that the next generation has taken over the family and the dance floor. #latergram #whitepinecamp

One last one from #thegowanwedding: proof that the next generation has taken over the family and the dance floor. #latergram #whitepinecamp

The best thing Calvin Coolidge did in his presidency was build this private bowling alley. #greatcamp #adkgreatcamp #adirondacks #latenightbowling (at White Pine Camp)

The best thing Calvin Coolidge did in his presidency was build this private bowling alley. #greatcamp #adkgreatcamp #adirondacks #latenightbowling (at White Pine Camp)

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