Category Archives: Nature

The Duder turned 6!

Ryan turned 6 today!  I can’t believe how the time has flown.  I miss this kiddo so much – the piggie noises, his giggle, his cuddles, and his crazy imagination!  I couldn’t be home for his birthday since I started … Continue reading

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View from Whidbey Island

We adventured to Whidbey Island last weekend and stayed at a house with a view of the Olympic Mountains and Useless Bay.  Walking out on the beach, we were able to look back to the East and see the Cascade … Continue reading

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Scottish Lakes Hike

Adventure time in the North Cascades! Our 12 mile hike that we planned for Larch Lake yesterday ended up being 21 miles, a 3,000 foot gain in elevation, 12 hours and only seeing Julius Lake. And it would have been … Continue reading

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Ocean Shores

I’m just a wee bit behind so I apologize for the mass posting and playing catch up. This was our trip to Ocean Shores back at the end of July. Stayed at a cute little place that was a short … Continue reading

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Post Card: Seattle

I love Kerry Park. I don’t know why it took me so long to find that place, I’ve lived here most my life. Despite the rocky start to the weekend weather wise, another beautiful Seattle day is in the books … Continue reading

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Sunsets and S’mores

What a beautiful night for a send off. While I still get to see her at work tomorrow, I’m glad that so many people gathered to show their love and support tonight and send Mo and her family off on … Continue reading

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Chase’s 1st Birthday

Happiest of birthdays, Chase! You’ve grown so much this year and are the sweetest little boy. I hope that in the future these can be shown to your girlfriends so that I may embarrass you thoroughly in your teens – … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Patch

Last Sunday I took a trip to Stocker Farms in Snohomish, Wa., to hang out with the Burtis family. Ryan got to pick his pumpkins out and Chase got to hang out on a very crisp and foggy fall morning. … Continue reading

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An evening stroll

Ok, stroll is a little misleading. Hike, perhaps? All I know is we ended up doing about 3 miles tonight on the Meadowdale Trail, watched the dogs run around on the beach, and 3 hours later am concerned that I … Continue reading

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St. Louis Zoo

Have I mentioned I love zoos? And I love going with friends. Erin and I decided we were going to go and managed to get Michelle and little Nathan out there on the same day so we could play together. … Continue reading

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