Welcome to our family’s virtual home. We are the parents of five grown and three younger children and this is our journal of life and its many adventures. We have previously lived in the country at our beautiful Steinthal property, but have recently moved back to Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
This website was originally hosted on a Blogger site and was originally created in 2006 by Dan as a means to communicate with extended family and friends just prior to a family trip to China, with the original plan that the site be a modern-day journal of our family’s daily adventures. After many years and life transitions, the site was eventually migrated to it’s own domain and has evolved into an electronic diary allowing us to personally reflect upon as time passes us by. The name arrasmith.net comes from Dan’s middle name and also it was easy for Dan to remember since he is the one that manages it. You may also find this site at peterburn.net (a combination of our last names) and NJ0Y.net (Dan’s ridiculously nerdy amateur radio call sign).
Our family has many hobbies, interests and passions. Some of our favorite things include traveling, boating, biking (the peddle type and not the motorcycle type), camping (with our new/old Airstream camper), hiking, beekeeping, amateur radio (only Dan though) and popcorn (mainly Natalie). We always strive to be happy for this moment, because this moment is our life.
Feel free to have a look around and enjoy life from our slightly quirky perspective.