I was nervous sliding down that first sand dune. While I won't knock something until I try it, I tend to be a scaredy-cat when I think I could get hurt. Example: It took me until I was 22 years old to ride a roller coaster at Disneyland. Turns out I love them. (I even… Continue reading Hiking, sledding and just in awe at White Sands
I won't bore you with all the itty-bitty details, but this past year was pretty great travel-wise! January-February: Three-week honeymoon in New Zealand. We book-ended the trip with stops in Hawaii before and after, which nicely split up the travel time from Seattle, and allowed us to visit family. New Zealand is AH-MA-ZING. We drove… Continue reading 2019 Travel Year in Review
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and there are so many "holiday things" I haven't had a chance to do this season. I didn't run through Candy Cane Lane all lit up. I didn't go downtown. I didn't even take a walk in my neighborhood at night to rate all the Christmas lights! And, as much as… Continue reading Home for the holidays, and feeling rushed
I just moved — not very far at all — but any time you have to physically pack up all your belongings and move them to a new residence, it always ends up taking more time than you initially expected. This was no different. It took a lot of time. But, there were also some unforeseen,… Continue reading From chaos and disorder to chaos — and needing to plan your travels
"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!