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It’s Friday. Let’s celebrate. 

Jamie is nailing my mood today. Welcome to Friday! Got any good plans for the weekend? Not much going on here. Kyle is training for the Coeur d'Fondo, so he'll be spending about 3-4 hours on his bike tomorrow. Me? I'll be getting a hair cut and looking at fancy homes with my parents. I love the Parade of Homes :) We're rolling right through August and it's blowing my mind a little. Our FIVE year wedding anniversary is only…

Adventures in Downtown Living

While working on Dylan's motorcycle on Monday evening Kyle and the gang were approached by a man on a beach cruiser. "You know where Jimmy's house is?" No. They didn't even know of a Jimmy on our block. "Man, I gotta make it to Jimmy's tonight." He rode off only to circle the block a couple more times, in search of the elusive Jimmy. Later that evening, as Kyle and our friend Chuck regaled in their story of beach cruiser man…

A Healthy Backcountry Buddy

What you feed your dog is more important than you think This post is brought to you in partnership with Merrick Pet Care. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Three years ago, when we first started the “let’s get a dog” conversation, I did a lot of research on some of my favorite breeds and really compared their traits with our lifestyle. Having grown up with a Newfoundland, I knew I wanted a big dog so that really narrowed down…

Hiking to Fern Falls - Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Fern Falls

There are several famous waterfalls across the United States. Niagara, Yosemite and Multnomah, just to name a few. The number of people who travel to these falls each year is astounding, and as lovely as they are, I have to question the need to travel so far to see something that can easily be found in our own back yard. If there's one resource the Pacific Northwest isn't lacking, it's water. Our geography is molded by glaciers, rivers and lakes.…

Why I Run

If you're a runner, you have inevitably been asked, "Why do you run?" There are a number of reasons to run: fitness, fun, calorie counteraction, just to name a few. I read an article earlier this week about this very topic and so I stopped to ask myself: Why do I run? Like most things in this world, it’s a little complicated. I’d like to say now, in my mid-twenties, I have a healthy love-hate relationship with running. But that…