Sammy’s first trip to Montana.

Sammy’s first trip to Montana.

Off we jetted to Montana for a trip of many Sammy-firsts! His first airplane trip went off without a hitch and we landed in Montana on a hot summer day ready to party. We started in Whitefish with lovely Popi Bill and Mimi Tina (Ben’s dad and stepmom), Uncle Jamie (Ben’s brother) and Tina’s beautiful family at […]

2nd month of 2017…

2nd month of 2017…

Febrrrrruary was chilly but wonderful. Here’s a peak into ours… White Spruce to Denali View to Alder to Powerline to White Spruce… whew! On Tuesday, we wondered up on the hillside trails from the Upper O’Malley Trailhead. We would not recommend this trail because the Alder Trail was no bueno. But we would recommend some time in […]

Flathead Valley Heaven…

Flathead Valley Heaven…

Ben and I were oh-so-blessed to head down to Montana last week for some fun, sun, and family time. After one crazy, stressful, and nuts start to our summer, we were excited to push reset and enjoy some relaxation and stress-free times with Ben’s delightful Grammy, Papa, Mom, and brother. We even had the privilege […]

Two vacations.

Two vacations.

Ben’s trip to Kalispell… Ben’s dad and I conspired behind Ben’s back to get him the best birthday present ever! A ski trip to Montana! He left earrrrly one Sunday morning and arrived back the following Sunday afternoon. He skied. skied. and skied some more. Sunday morning, he arrived in beautiful Kalispell and was greeted at the […]

Sitka, Alaska: commander’s weekend

Sitka, Alaska: commander’s weekend

This post has been finished and complete for the past 8 weeks BUT I could not post it. Wholly because I did not want everyone and their mother to know I was in Anchorage alone while Ben was in Sitka (you can’t be too careful these days!) But now you know that Ben has successfully completed […]

adventures in Seattle.

adventures in Seattle.

My coworker, Sara, and I loaded up our suitcases with adventurous spirits and an excitement to learn, and headed down to Seattle this past week for the annual Association of Oncology Social Workers Conference! It was such a fantastic trip! And I felt rather fancy, jet-setting about for work! We left Anchorage, bright eyed and […]

Trinidad. O. M. G.

Trinidad. O. M. G.

Back in October, my friend Rachel and I had a delightful idea to go visit her parents in Trinidad over spring break. Yes, you heard me right, as in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago where her parents are currently living. We basically had to only book the tickets and wait…. but for just […]

Costa Rica: Our EPIC adventure

Costa Rica: Our EPIC adventure

In October of 2013, Julie (Ben’s Mom) and I had a dream which we formed on the couch while she laid there with a broken femur. And that dream, that we dreamed was of Costa Rica and a house on the beach and boogie-ing and swimming and snorkeling and being just alive near the ocean. […]

Whidbey: weekend, weddings, water, wonderfulness.

Ben and I just got back from the most brilliant weekend ever. We headed down early Friday morning, around 12:35 am to Seattle, Washington to celebrate with our dear cousin, Katie and her new husband, Spencer at their wedding! I was seriously bursting at the seams to go! I couldn’t wait to see Ben’s whole […]