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Pulaski Tunnel Trail in Wallace, Idaho | Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Pulaski Tunnel Trail

A hike back to 1910Last week Kyle, Juneau and I set out to go hike outside of Wallace. As we drove over the pass heading east, the already dark, smoky sky continued to become more dense, filling our car with the smell of smoke. About halfway to Kellogg we made the call to turn around and go back home - not wanting to expose ourselves to more smoke than absolutely necessary. This isn’t the first time our area has been…

Kyle's doin' 29 right

Cheers to Kyle’s 29th

So far, Kyle’s 29th year is off to a amazing start and I hope the momentum continues. In the six short weeks since his birthday, he’s flown a small Cessna, completed a half Ironman, biked the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier, and is now completing a motorcycle trip to Alaska and back. Not bad, eh? For Kyle’s birthday this year, I wanted to do something special because 29 can sometimes be one of those “Meh” birthdays for people.…

Hike the Cougar Bay Preserve near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho | via Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Cougar Bay Preserve

Located just a few minutes south of downtown Coeur d'Alene is a little chunk of land I've been wanting to explore for some time, the Cougar Bay Preserve. This nature preserve is home to over 27 species of birds as well as other wildlife like deer, moose, beaver, and otter. The tall grasses and marshy landscape provide a refuge for waterfowl and great hunting grounds for osprey. The BLM and Nature Conservancy teamed up to preserve this area and manage…

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…

Maternity Photos: Ashley, Paul and Baby Boysen

It's funny how life moves in waves. The college wave, the wedding wave and now the baby wave. There's nothing that makes you feel more like an adult than the first time one of your girlfriends announces they're pregnant and it's no longer an "oh crap" moment, but rather a time of love and celebration. For me, that moment came with my good friend Ashley. I first met Ashley in kindergarten or first grade  and she quickly became one of my best friends. After high…