I’m going a little backwards today. I know I’ve technically already written my ‘last’ PNW post, but on our last Sunday in Washington Geoff, Brooks and I went to where it all began – Mt Rainier. Mt Rainier was the first outing Geoff and I had, right after we married and before he deployed. We were living in a hotel before Geoff deployed and barely had two pennies to rub together, but we made the best of the time we had and found our happiness in each other and the adventure of being a newlywed. I remember our first drive to Mt. Rainier. I was instantly captivated with the magic the mountain possessed and the fresh snowfall that dusted the mighty evergreens. Continue reading “Dear Mount Rainier, I Love You”
WARNING: This post contains wordy words and deep depth…but mostly a trip down a happy memory lane.
So, I’ve tried writing this post for a few months now. I knew it’d take me a while to formulate my thoughts on the closing of this PNW chapter we’ve written for the last 4 years. Where do I even begin? What do I say? How do I articulate the millions of thoughts popping through my head on a nearly daily basis as we close this chapter to open a whole new (and unknown) one? No, seriously…how do I? A little help here… 😉 Continue reading “Hiking Guide: Family Friendly in the Pacific Northwest”
Most of my posts have obviously been about our more ‘grandiose’ efforts in the adventures we’ve had here in WA…but that’s not to say the little in between moments were any less impactful and memorable for me. For my last #8in8 I want to dedicate this post to the non-polished, non-edited, fun moments and memories (that I’ve at least captured on my cell!) Continue reading “Pacific Northwest Memory Montage”
Time is drawing near to my final day here in the PNW. This week has been bittersweet as I quickly approach to the day I’ll be home for the holidays and thereafter, but that also means I’m saying my good-byes to so many who mean so much. This morning I said good-bye to a group of women who came into my life right when I needed it. You might remember this post about my thoughts on leaving, and meeting this group of women at a mommy workout group I was a part of 3 days a week for over a year. Tomorrow is my last day at work. A place I’ve been a part of for over two years. It wasn’t the stimulating career I’d envisioned, but it has provided me with the flexibility and freedom to be a mom during the day and explore my creative ventures even further, not to mention brought some special friends into my life…and for those reasons I am forever grateful for my time spent there. Continue reading “Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm”
Let me set the scene: picture an adorable, charming German town set between picturesque snow-capped mountains with Christmas lights strung and carolers singing. The smell of bratwursts and beer permeate the air as we navigate the crowds to settle in for the 50th anniversary of the small town Leavenworth’s annual Christmas light festival. Continue reading “Leavenworth Christmas Lighting”