Preparing for my House-sitter

While I’m gone, on my grand adventure, I have a house-sitter who will also be watching my furry kids (Kinley and Aker).  In preparation of her taking over my home, I’ve come up with a short list of things I’m Continue reading Preparing for my House-sitter

Bon Voyage

It’s getting real…one week from tonight I’ll be getting on a plane, headed to Belize.  My first stop along my 65 day adventure.  In addition to Belize, I’ll be spending time in New Zealand and Australia.  Via layovers I’ll also Continue reading Bon Voyage

Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Heather Lake

Today’s #FriFotos them on Twitter is MIRRORS.  I immediately thought about a hike I did to Heather Lake this summer.  The water was perfect…not a ripple in sight.  It was the most beautiful lake I hiked to all summer.  It Continue reading Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Cold front Moving In

Frosty Pine

We have a cold front moving into Western Washington this weekend.  It’s funny how my definition of a cold front has changed.  When I lived in Alaska, it would be temperatures below freezing or even negative temps.  Here, the highs Continue reading Cold front Moving In

Wildflowers at Mowich Lake

Wildflower

This summer I hiked to Spray Falls, but we also took the opportunity to hike around Mowich Lake (both of which are in Mount Rainier National Park).  I thought I would share some of the amazing wildflowers I saw that Continue reading Wildflowers at Mowich Lake

Puppy Love

Ruger

I can’t help but share these photos of my friend’s new puppy.  I had a blast taking them and he’s so dang cute.  These are also some of the first photos I’ve taken with my new camera.

I’m Excited and Scared

My Trip

This weekend I passed the two week mark leading up to my grand adventure.  In only have 12 days until I board the plane for Belize and won’t return home until I’ve been to Belize, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, China, Continue reading I’m Excited and Scared

Lake Tye in Monroe Washington

Clouds at Sunset

Our little town of Monroe, Washington has a little lake…a popular little lake.  It’s man-made is stocked with rainbow trout every spring, but it also has other activities like a walking path along it’s perimeter, a playground, a swimming beach, Continue reading Lake Tye in Monroe Washington

Almost Making a Critical Travel Mistake

I almost made a critical error when planning my upcoming vacation.  It all started with what I thought was a 12-hour layover in Tokyo.  I was researching what I wanted to do since sitting in the airport for 12 hours Continue reading Almost Making a Critical Travel Mistake

Animal Alphabet

Marine Iguana at Galapagos Ecuador

This week’s #FriFotos theme on Twitter is ALPHABET and I thought there is no way I have something.  Then I thought of all the animal photos I’ve taken, so I created an “animal alphabet”.  I’m missing a few letters, but Continue reading Animal Alphabet