Pacific Northwest, seattle

Embracing (a sunny) winter wonderland

It was sunny in Seattle on Sunday and instead of leaving Seattle and taking a ferry ride, my husband and I left Seattle and went to the snow. We've owned our own pair of snowshoes since December but with all the traveling in the last few months, hadn't made it out to the mountains to… Continue reading Embracing (a sunny) winter wonderland

new zealand

Christchurch — just my thoughts

I was in shock when my husband told me what had just happened in Christchurch as we were making dinner Thursday evening. It was Friday afternoon in New Zealand and the Christchurch community was living a nightmare. Bryce and I were just on vacation in New Zealand last month and visited Christchurch. I couldn't believe… Continue reading Christchurch — just my thoughts

colombia, travel

What 26+ hours of travel looks like

It took us more than 26 hours of travel to get from Seattle, Washington, USA to Calí, Colombia. From house to house, it took about 30 hours of travel! We left our place in Seattle around 5:30 am the Saturday morning before Christmas. We arrived at Bryce's grandma's house in Calí around 11:30 am Sunday… Continue reading What 26+ hours of travel looks like

Pacific Northwest, pre travel

Just like that, from summer to winter

Within a week I went from being in upper 80 degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures in Colombia to snowy trails in the Pacific Northwest. Just like that, from summer to winter. No, it's not snowing in Seattle. Yesterday I dragged Bryce with me to go on a "short nature walk" that turned into a five-mile hike. After… Continue reading Just like that, from summer to winter

colombia

Strangers talking to strangers

There were a lot of qualities of Calí, Colombia that I appreciated and enjoyed. When I returned on New Year's Eve, one of my coworkers asked me what my favorite part of my trip was. That's always such a hard question for me. I hate playing favorites. I like multiple things for different reasons. Other… Continue reading Strangers talking to strangers