Gum Wall | Seattle, Washington


If you are looking for something different to do in Seattle, may I recommend a quick visit to the gum wall? Chances are, you are closer to it than you might think. It is just around the corner from Pike Place Market. Sure, it is a little gross, but it […]

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The day before I met you.


KIT ROSE – BORN 12/14/16 My sweet daughter was born on December 14, 2016. I wrote this letter to her the night before she was born. // Dear  Kit, I am writing you this letter just a day before you are coming out to meet us! I am both completely […]

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Space Needle | Seattle, Washington


Behold, the iconic Space Needle! I have been to Washington many times, and this was my third time going up into the Space Needle. I know it is a tourist attraction, (not exactly off the beaten path), but it is still a lot of fun to go up and see […]

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Adventures with Baby | Maternity Photos


I love my maternity photos so very much, thanks to Lexus Megan Photography. I wasn’t sure I wanted to have photos done, so I waited a lot longer than most pregnant women do… until 37 weeks (oops!) to get these taken. I am so glad I ultimately did them because this was […]

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HIGHWAY 1 ROAD TRIP | Bixby Creek Bridge | Big Sur, California


Our little California road trip was so much fun. I knew I definitely wanted to stop at Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur. The views were phenomenal and did not disappoint. In case you are planning a trip, there is a little parking lot (limited spots) where we stopped to […]

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Adventures With Baby | Second Trimester


(My first trimester update is here.) SECOND TRIMESTER FACTS – My morning sickness finally let up, but I still had some stretches that I had difficulty eating a lot – I put on 5 pounds total this trimester, leaving me at -7 from the start of pregnancy – As of July […]

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Highway 1 Road Trip | Pfeiffer Beach | Big Sur, California


*** WARNING: DOG OVERLOAD! *** A few months ago we hit the road for my 30th birthday trip up the California coast. Zora came along for the adventure and we met my best friend near the Redwoods. I’ve always wanted to drive up Highway One and see more of the […]

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Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco, California


Happy first day of December! I am still playing catch up, so I thought I would share a wonderful little San Francisco gem with you, the Palace of Fine Arts. The Palace of Fine Arts was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and was so popular it has remained at the same […]

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San Francisco City Views from Twin Peaks | San Francisco, California


I have been to San Francisco many times, but Twin Peaks has always eluded me. On our first visit this year, I made sure we would have a chance to take in the iconic view! It is a steep climb to the top by car, but the views are well […]

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City Scenes | Victoria, British Columbia


You can probably tell from my last few posts how much I enjoyed my first visit to Canada and the lovely Victoria, British Columbia. I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from exploring the city to cap off my experience. (p.s. If I look a little green… […]

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