As my friend and I chatted, we kept referencing how this wasn't the summer anyone had planned for. She had planned to spend the entire month of August back here in Seattle. (She currently lives in Spain). Now she doesn't even know when her next trip back to visit her parents and friends will be.… Continue reading Not the summer we planned for
I've been blocked from Instagram for more four weeks. (At this point, I've actually lost track. It may be five!) I can still log in and access my account. However, I am unable to post photos with a caption, nor am I able to like, follow or comment on other accounts. (What does this even… Continue reading Blocked, and at home
What would you do if you had an extra day? This year is a Leap Year so we will have 29 days in the month of February instead of the typical 28. We'll get an extra, sacred, 24 hours. I can't remember what I did the last time we had a leap year but I… Continue reading To Disneyland for my “extra” (leap) day
I'm no stranger to long road trips. Or, lots of driving done in a short amount of time -- as was the case last weekend. Bryce and I had planned a few months ago to do a Southwest road trip. We would hit up White Sands National Monument Park, Roswell and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.… Continue reading 72 hours in the Southwest — lots of driving and very worth it
"What are you listening to?" my coworker asked me. "Christmas music," I replied. I'm in this state where I am trying to fully embrace the holiday season, yet I am not exactly ready for it to be here. I had a mental list of fun things I wanted to do this fall. (You know, like… Continue reading Where did fall go?
Thankful for the blue skies, the dark nights, the bright sun and the rainy days. Thankful for the two feet that have taken me miles and miles -- running marathons and walking through new parts of the word. Thankful for the people in my life. I choose for these people to surround me with support,… Continue reading Thankful
It was a typical night in our household. We were scanning Google flights seeing where the cheapest flights to anywhere were in the coming months. This is what normal couples do on a Wednesday night, right? We were trying to decide where we wanted to go for the three-day weekend in November. One idea was… Continue reading Deciding to stay home — and being extremely happy about it!
Sometimes it's hard to balance getting tasks checked off of your to-do list and doing "fun things." Fun things for Bryce and I on the weekends usually involve being outdoors. Last Sunday we decided to have the best of both worlds by waking up early and going on a short hike about an hour away… Continue reading A short and sweet hike
I don't talk about it too much here but those who know me know that I have been on-again, off-again injured from running for a few years. I'm technically cleared to run right now but I haven't been doing too much of it. 1) Because I just haven't prioritized it as a bunch of "life… Continue reading The fall version of stopping to smell the roses
When I was a kid, whenever I got sick and had to stay home from school, I'd always watch home videos — of myself. Not that I was getting the common cold or flu very frequently, but I started doing this in elementary school and continued through high school. I think I liked the sense… Continue reading Scrolling back