A topic of discussion at church a few weeks ago was contentment. This is something I have thought about on the surface level, but never really deep-dove into. There is so much pressure nowadays to always be portraying a life of pure happiness, perfection, and joy all the time. This is simply not reality. So […]

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Way back in the fall of 2017 I had the chance to visit Shenandoah National Park with my then-boyfriend (now husband). He was attending school at the Naval Academy, so the park was only a few hours’ drive.  Off we went. Storm clouds loomed overhead for our entire […]

Thoughts on Spring

I’m sitting outside on our back deck and the thought struck me the differences between springtime in Washington state versus Texas. I grew up and lived in Texas up until 2021, and I have now experienced spring twice in Washington. Although technically we are still at the beginning of spring. Here’s a comparison of the […]

My Nursing Experience

I am about three years into my nursing career, and during that time I have worked at four different hospitals in three different specialities. I have used three different charting systems (four if you count a different version of the same system), and have interacted with hundreds, if not thousands, of patients at this point. […]

New Year Goals

People love to make a long list of resolutions in the new year, and it is well known that many people give up on these resolutions by February at the latest. I’ve never been a huge resolution person..I like new starts and I love lists but I find that if I get going on a […]

A Night in Portland, Oregon

To kick off the new year, my husband and I spent a night in Portland, Oregon. We have lived in Washington State for almost a year now but have yet to drive south, so why not start 2022 with something new? Fun fact- I’ve been to Portland twice for a national cross country meet in […]

The Road to Canada

Getting to Canada in 2021 is no simple task as we discovered. Covid and road closures made our trip quite the adventure, but I’d like to say we made the most of it. Here’s our journey from Anacortes, Washington to Beaverdell, British Columbia. For starters, as US citizen crossing the boarder you must have proof […]

A Night in Seattle

My husband and I have some fancy credit cards (thanks to his military status getting us waived annual fees) and those fancy credit cards come with perks. We recently decided to actually use those perks instead of being blissfully unaware of the fact that we could have $200 off of a night in an upscale […]

Hotels Vs. Vacation Rentals

Hotels Pros: – Safety:  Hotels just feel safer. There is always somebody at the front desk, there’s cameras in the hallway, if you’re arriving late you can notify the front desk and they’ll be expecting you. There’s documentation of you arriving and leaving. There’s no sketchy locks, there’s dead bolts, there’s peep holes in the […]

Bellingham & More

Bellingham is a classy waterfront town near the Washington-Canadian border with an walkable downtown district, plenty of walking trails, and an abundance of delicious coffee and food. The drive out to Bellingham from Whidbey or Fidalgo Island goes nearby Bow-Edison, an extremely small town with an even smaller “downtown” that packs in some delicious restaurants. […]


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