Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! While I feel so blessed to be a mother, I feel equally blessed to have wonderful Mothers in my life! First I am so grateful for my own mother, Michelle. She really has been my best friend since day one! I never went through a phase where I did not like her … [Read more…]

Two Months

We left Chandler AZ for Seattle on February 10, 2016. We made the drive in two days getting us to Seattle On February 11. We stayed at a hotel our first night since none of our stuff had arrived yet. Our stuff, along with my parents got here on February 12. We unloaded everything that … [Read more…]

Grandma and Grandpa Tanner come to Visit!

Bloedel Reserve- 1.5+miles, little elevation Pass-Pay to get into the park     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-4/5 The Tanner’s are Chris’ maternal grandparents. I have known them for several years before Chris and I got married. They are some of the best people I know. From the start they have treated me like family and … [Read more…]

Bike rides and Waterfall Hikes

Wallace Falls middle falls overlook-4 miles out and back, not sure of the elevation. Pass-Discover Pass      Difficulty-3.5/5 (with kids)     Rating-3.5/5 This past week we had great weather and this weekend was no exception. Since we had a great forecast, I really wanted to go camping on the Olympic Peninsula.  Sadly that … [Read more…]


I love Tulips. They are my favorite flowers! They are so bright and cheery, I just love them! When we were thinking about moving to the Northwest, I did a little research on stuff to do around here. I came across the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival that is in April. I was SO excited about … [Read more…]

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I hope everyone’s Easter was as good as ours! Ryan was really excited for Easter. He was excited about the candy and Easter baskets. He asked why we have Easter so it was a good chance for me to explain to him a 4 year old version of the atonement and the … [Read more…]

Happy 6th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Chris! Sunday March 13 was our 6th wedding anniversary! Its hard to believe that we’ve been married that long! My life has been so great being married to Chris! We’ve lived in 3 different homes, in 2 different states. Hes graduated with his bachelors and his masters. Hes worked at 2 different companies. … [Read more…]

Job Search Part 1: Preparing

When Chris and I first started talking about getting a different job, and moving, I knew it was going to be a lot of work and stressful, especially for Chris. I knew it was going to take up a lot of time. I wasn’t prepared for how stressful and time consuming it really would be. … [Read more…]