I told you we had a lot to catch you up on and I had some down time today so here's a quick peek at Punchbowl Falls! The Columbia River Gorge has some of the best hiking, especially day hikes. This trip out to Punchbowl Falls was a short 3.5 mile round trip hike. We … Continue reading Hiking the Gorge: Punchbowl Falls
I seriously love the ocean and would give nearly everything to go back to Bandon and spend a couple carefree weeks on the coast. However, since I must work and maintain some level of responsibility (most of the time) I just wanted to share with you, again, the beauty of Portland, Vancouver, and the Columbia … Continue reading Columbia River
I'm late with this post again because, well, Portland rocks and I'm still recovering. But for real, we have gotten incredibly busy again and as always the new year brings new changes! So, what's happened in our lives: 1. Andrew's internship ended and he started a full time, PERMANENT position! 2. Our high school friend … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Now that Christmas has come and gone and the tree is finally put away time to reminisce about the beauty that is the holiday season! I absolutely love Christmas, so recently my Instagram has been spammed with twinkling holiday photos. Let's start off the holiday reflection with a bit of a comparison between Christmas in … Continue reading Happy Holidays
A few weekends ago, I know I'm behind again, Andrew and I decided to soak up as much of the remaining beautiful fall weather as possible. Our first stop was to grab food! I feel like we are buying groceries constantly, but somehow once the weekend comes and we actually have to feed ourselves 3 meals, … Continue reading Fall in Vancouver
So it is officially Fall in the Pacific Northwest, which means it gets dark really early and it rains...a lot! I absolutely love the rain so the past week has been amazingly beautiful, almost magical! I seriously love how bright pumpkins and Fall leaves look on dreary, rainy days; having a cozy house (with a … Continue reading End of Summer Throwback
Having a house is "the best thing since sliced bread" in my opinion. Since I moved out of my parent's I have always lived in an apartment. Which means that I have always had neighbors who were literally in just the next room over, I have had no yard, or porch, or any sort of access … Continue reading House Life
Day 2 of anniversary weekend we decided to take a roadtrip to Astoria! I absolutely love The Goonies so this trip was a must for me....I may have drug Andrew along 😉 The drive was long, but pretty! We took Hwy 30 (yes, the Iowa Hwy 30) through the trees and along the Columbia River … Continue reading Hey You Guuuyyys!