Sunday, September 07, 2008

A trip to the Northern Cascades

This weekend we made a quick trip up to Washington's Northern Cascades National Park. It was a great trip just went too fast. Here's some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ready . . . set . . . .

Ready: I've been ready to get out of Washington for awhile now

We're all set, both of our new passports have arrived

Now to decide where to go . . . ideally somewhere with a really cool stamp (for in the passport), warm weather and beaches.

Speaking of passport stamp's does Canada stamp your passport? or do they just look at it?

P.S. I was referred to this fun website. Check it out. You might see something you like.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A quick update

Sorry it's been so long, it's not like I've busy, just distracted or maybe lazy. Either way things are going well.

Josh is on the other side of the world. Sadly, he left on his birthday, but we had gone to a M*riners baseball game the night before so we still got to celebrate. We're doing good. Fortunately and unfortunately, we are fairly accustomed to being apart and he's been able to call me almost every-other day. Granted we only talk for a short 15mins, but it's better than nothing. He's says he's doing good. He's complained a bit about the heat but that's about it.

In other news, I recently discovered that my job is now permanently full-time. There was a small scare that there wasn't enough room in their budget, and I may have been cut back to part-time. Luck for me I got full-time. Sadly that means there won't be any lazy morning, outside of the weekends, but I really enjoy what I'm doing and it makes me happy.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What fun!!

I disappear for a couple of months yet you all still stick with me. I could've believe I had 4 comments after only 1 day!! Thanks for the advice. You're great!

Monday, February 18, 2008


Where did you go on your last vacation? We went home to Michigan to visit friends and family. Which, don't get me wrong, was a great time, but will this be the routine? Will we always go home for a vacation? Or should we go travel elsewhere and hope our friends and family come visit us?

Here's the thing. I love to go MI, but I really want to go see something new. We're on the west coast and I think we should capitalize on all that's out here while it's so close. In the time it took to drive up to Houghton we could be in Glacier National Park, Crater Lake National Park. Or, after a somewhat long, 12 hour drive we could be in Yellowstone.

Can you tell I'm anxious to go somewhere?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

An umbrella but no canoe

As some of you may be aware we're a bit soggy out here on the west coast. Fortunately, we live on the 3rd floor so we're sitting high and dry. But in all honesty we haven't been directly affected by all the wind and rain. I cannot say so much for some of our neighbors though. On a positive note, the rain is supposed to let up in a day or two (so they say).

In other news there is reason to celebrate . . . my part-time job at the University just turned full-time. It is an exciting opportunity and I really like it. I should mention that I did hesitate in accepting the additional hours and it's been an unpleasant transition. My mornings used to begin with a casual wake-up around 9:00am, hit has since transitioned into a 6:30am startle. And it's still dark out!

Being an adult in the real world is not as much fun as I imagined.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


A couple Monday's ago we ventured up to Seattle and went to a Seahawk game. We tried to get Bears tickets but instead got 49ers. It was a good game and super loud. People around here say it's the loudest stadium, and I'd have to agree. In fact, it's so loud they have a running tally of the number of false starts because the players on the field can't even hear what's going on. So we and the other 68,000 other spectators had a great evening.