When I lived in China in 2009 I missed a Thanksgiving with my family. Chris missed two when he was on his mission, but this was our first year missing Thanksgiving since we’ve been married. I knew I’d miss everyone, but I didn’t think it would really bother me being away. The whole week before … [Read more…]

10 Months

December 12 will be our 10 month in Washington! Still crazy to me!  We are now in the dark gloomy months that Washington is famous for. I’ve heard November is one of the worst months and we have survived it! It honestly wasn’t as bad I was expecting either. We definitely got a lot of … [Read more…]


We had a great Halloween this year! It was our first Halloween where it wasn’t 90+ degrees out and we didn’t have to worry about the kids costumes being too hot! This was also my first Halloween in over 3 years without having massive allergies! On a more sad note it was also our first … [Read more…]

Pumpkin Patch

I love the fall, I especially love October. Crisp, cool air, birthdays, Halloween, the excitement of upcoming holidays. I love all the things that go a long with fall, especially pumpkin patches. We try to make it to a pumpkin patch every year. (Chris really could care less, but he is a good sport and … [Read more…]

San Carlos, Mexico

We’ve been going to San Carlos Mexico for as long as I can remember. My dad has been going since he was 12 years old. He and my grandpa went when they got certified for Scuba Diving. San Carlos and Scuba Diving has been a huge love of my dad’s ever since! My Dad’s family … [Read more…]

Second Arizona Trip

We were recently able to make a trip back to Arizona. My family goes to Mexico a decent amount and they invited us to go in October. October is my favorite time to go to Mexico, the weather is warm, the water is warm, and its just a great time! Chris had a really great … [Read more…]

8 months

When we were on vacation in Arizona/Mexico we hit our 8 month mark! So crazy! Its been quite the adventure so far, but we are still loving it! We are starting to come into the rainy/wet/grey/gloomy season so hopefully we can survive that! So far we have made it through the end of winter, spring, … [Read more…]

Fall in Leavenworth

Icicle Creek- 4 miles out and back, limited elevation gain Pass-Northwest Forest Pass     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-3.5/5 September and now October flew by. I seriously don’t know where all the time went. Trying to get our house in order, vacationing, work, school, and trying to have some fun over the weekends has kept … [Read more…]

7 months

September marks 7 months since we left our Arizona home and family and left on this crazy adventure! Time really is flying by! September marks are 7th month here and it is also the first month that we will not see any of our Arizona family. How crazy is that? February before we moved we … [Read more…]