Diving into 2018

Last year I took some time to reflect on the year prior and take stock of all the wonderful experiences we had. I drafted a nice letter to include with our holiday cards and posted some of the highlights on the blog. While I had every intention of doing that again this year, it just never really came to fruition. Instead I opted to take a little internet break around the holidays and hit it hard once 2018 rolled around.…

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On going gluten free

Why I had to go gluten free almost a year ago, and what I’ve learned. Warning: this post may include content related to things that ladies don’t typically discuss on the internet. Be warned and rejoice in the fact we live in a time where women are allowed to talk about poop.I had been sick all week. Sick enough to miss work, go to the doctor and camp out on the couch; but not sick enough to miss out on…

Take a Hike | Lake Wenatchee Trail

Whenever we visit a city or place we’ve been before, I like to plan at least one day where we go explore something new. When we visited Leavenworth, Washington last week for a little R&R with some friends, I was excited to take a couple hours to wander around Lake Wenatchee for the first time. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Leavenworth, it’s a quaint little Bavarian-themed town settled between the Wenatchee Mountains and Stuart Range. Leavenworth is…

Take a Hike | Scotchman Peaks

Scotchman Peaks is an iconic trail located just outside of Clark Fork, Idaho. The steep, 4-mile hike up into the Cabinet Mountains is a staple for locals and visitors. This hike has been on my to-do list for several years, and was thrilled at the chance to take in the views. The last weekend in September, we decided to take a spontaneous one-night trip up to Sandpoint with the hopes of summiting Scotchman the following day. We camped at Green…

Backpacking to Fault Lake

July was a crazy month starting out in Greece and then heading straight to the Clearwater for Megan and Dylan's wedding after coming home. Just one week later I rode from Seattle to Portland in one day for the STP with some friends. Then we finished off the month with a slew of BBQs (the way we ought to). But it was time for some peace and quite, and a little bro time. My brother, Kendrich, also had a busy…