Dear Mount Rainier, I Love You

Dear Mount Rainier, I Love You

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”

Hiking Guide: Family Friendly in the Pacific Northwest

Hiking Guide: Family Friendly in the Pacific Northwest

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 writtenย 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… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading “Hiking Guide: Family Friendly in the Pacific Northwest”

Pacific Northwest Memory Montage

Pacific Northwest Memory Montage

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”

Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm

Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm

Time is drawing near to my final day here in the PNW. This week has been bittersweet as I quickly approachย 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 postย 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 itย 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”