The Ends of the Earth.

Thursday, June 11th, Dave and I loaded up the little Jetta, bid our farewells to Seattle and headed down the Pacific Coast Highway toward San Diego. It was a trip most only dream about, yet here we were, driving the Pacific Coast. We woke up with the sun, because I of course, was as anxious…

Less Stuff, Less Stress.

One of my goals for the year was to completely de-clutter my life. Not only did I want to downsize the amount of ‘things’ I had but also the amount of negative energy and relationships I had. It’s only half way through 2015 (that sounds scary) but I feel like I’m making a great stride…

Morning S’Mores.

Pat, pat, pat- I could hear the rain falling from the sky and hitting our tent ever so softy. Barely opening my eyes, I could feel the tangle of bodies, sleeping bags and packs that were covering the floor of the small tent. The gentle hum of Kathleen’s faint breathing kept beat with the rain…

7 Lessons Learned: Seattle

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, there are no rules to this thing. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you life a life you’re…

Seattle Showers, April Flowers.

For just an hour drive from Seattle and five dollars you can spend a beautiful day in Holland! Just kidding- but you can get the next closest thing The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Cruising the I-5, about 60 miles north of Seattle, are the stunning fields of tulips, daffodils and colorful goodness. Whoever said that…

The Life You Choose.

If someone would have told me – “When you’re twenty four, you will be spending a lovely Sunday afternoon, eating an authentic and fresh burrito at a Farmers Market in a small Southern California beach town with the most genuine and handsome of men” I would have probably laughed in your face. It is no…

Vancouver: Such Great Heights

When two separate “ships” merge and decide to form a relationship, there are plenty of things the new ‘ship’ must agree and compromise on. Of course, every ‘ship’ has it’s own thing that the two just can’t seem to see eye to eye on, for mine and Dave’s ship- it’s milk. We just cannot seem…

Rainy Days in Vancouver

Good morning, Vancouver! The dark and grey clouds hovered over the waterfront and the remnants of rain were left sprinkled upon the morning city streets. I was hoping for a bright and sunny day- but who was I kidding, this was the Pacific Northwest. Those days, although growing by week, were far and few between.…

Oh, Canada… Vancouver Part 1.

Last weekend, David and I decided to cross the border and visit our neighbors to the north: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Neither of us had ever been before but had heard it’s better than Seattle- as far as beauty goes. We were about to see- but I’m pretty partial to my beautiful little city. Thankfully,…