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2016 Recap

2016 Recap

Happy New Year! 2017 is finally here, thank goodness! While 2016 wasn’t the best year anybody could remember in a lot of ways, for us personally there were a ton of good things about it. Here’s a quick recap of some of those things!


January 2, 2017 9 comments Read More
Snowshoeing in Paradise on New Year’s Eve

Snowshoeing in Paradise on New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, we spent the day in Paradise, literally. We threw our (REI rental) snowshoes in the car and headed to Mt. Rainier for the day. We got kind of a late start, because we worked out with our trainer that morning and then of course we were scrambling around trying to find our snow clothes… Where do gloves go during the summer? How do they do it? I would blame the cat, but I don’t have enough evidence to pin it on her, so I just suspect the gloves walk away on their own. Also, this is why I always put on my calendar two nights before an event “get stuff ready for [event].” I have yet to actually get up and do that thing at that time. But I digress. So naturally, we were on the road by 10am.


January 4, 2015 33 comments Read More
Happy New Year, Y’all!

Happy New Year, Y’all!

Happy 2013! We started this blog a long time ago to chronicle our adventures. Well, so far that hasn’t happened, but this year is different than last year! We learned a lot last year, mostly by going on enough weekend adventures to make our coworkers and friends jealous (“You always do so many fun things. I wish I did that.” “It’s easy, just go do it!”). We pushed the limits of our own stupid sanity and after all of it, we came out with a plan for this year. It’s going to be everything 2012 was, except with less off the bad and more of the awesome.

We have some plans for the year, but we know there will be unplanned adventures along the way:

1. January – snowshoeing/skiing/snowboarding in the Cascades
2. February – Vegas for a weekend
3. March – backpacking in the San Juans
4. April – camp hike camp hike
5. May – camp hike camp hike
6. June – Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas
7. July – Mt. Rainier, trip to Texas to visit my family
8. August – camp hike camp hike
9. September – West Coast Trail in BC
10. October – camp hike camp hike
11. November – hike hike hike hike
12. December – hibernate.

We’re going to focus this year on getting better, better at all of the things we did last year. We want to hike farther, camp better, cook healthier, see more, explore more, and live more. So we started this year with a good party, a good midnight kiss, a good sleep, a good breakfast, and a good walk along Lake Washington under a beautiful blue sky.

The first decent picture I took this year.

The first decent picture I took this year.

Another resolution of mine: get better at cooking holiday dinners. There’s SO MUCH PLANNING. So many things bake at different temperatures.

January 2, 2013 0 comments