Whistle Lake

Whistle Lake- 4 mile loop, 580 feet elevation gain Pass-none     Difficulty- 3.5/5 (with kids)     Rating-3.5/5 We wanted to do a hike and I had just read about hiking Whistle Lake. (Disclaimer: In that article she said it was almost perfectly flat, but it was not almost perfectly flat. Washington Trails Association … [Read more…]

Schmitz Park

Schmitz Park-1.7 miles there and back. 220 feet elevation gain. Pass-none     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-2/5 When we first moved to Seattle people recommended spending time in Schmitz Park in West Seattle. We checked the weather forcast and saw that we had a not rainy Saturday in February. We all wanted to go on … [Read more…]

First Family trip to….DISNEYLAND

Before we moved from Arizona I had wanted to take our kids to Disneyland. When we lived in Chandler, AZ we were only several hours from Disneyland. (Around 5!) I thought it would be way easier for us to hop in a car and drive a few hours and do Disneyland, than either drive A … [Read more…]


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…]