Friday, January 3

San Juan Cruise

Wow, its been way too long! I know i keep saying that year after year but this time I am serious!

I think we may be back in business!
Then again....Life always tends to get in the way now doesn't it...

So a lot has been going on, but I wont bore you with old news! I want to share Travis and mine trip to the San Juan Islands! We took our 22 foot Shamrock fishing boat, all the way from Port Orchard Washington to Stuart Island (up by the Canadian border) It was about a 5 hour cruise and on our way up we saw a grey whale and ton of porpoises)

Travis and I spend an entire week up there. We camped out and lived out of a cooler the entire time. I could not have asked for a better vacation!

One of the main reasons we took this trip up to the San Juan Islands instead of going to Hawaii or Mexico was because I love orcas. I have ever since I was little, I thought (and still do) think they are the most majestic and beautiful creatures.

Well we had spent the entire week up there and were supposed to be heading home the following morning and still hadn't seen any Orcas. I wont say that i wasnt slightly disappointed, but we did have an amazing time none the less! Well on our way back to Snug Harbor (to refuel and shower) There they were the resident pod! There were at lease 20-30 of them! It was amazing to see the moms and the babies and the bull males protecting and hunting!

So after we saw the pod off hunting we stopped in a nearby cove to anchor and have lunch. We brought our kayak along on this trip and decided to go paddle out to where the whales were (there looked like to be some cool little caverns). As we were leaving the cove, another pod (or could've been the same one) came upon us! They surrounded us, we quickly pulled in our paddles so not hit one on accident.

These pictures should have never happened. After the whales had left, a boat came up to us ( i panicked thinking it was NOAA) and asked if we were the couple in the kayak. We said yes and the one of the men on the boat (it turned out to be a whale watching group) said he had some pictures that we might like to see. I gave him my email and these amazing once in a lifetime pictures showed up in my inbox. I could not have been happier!

We had such an amazing adventure! We are planning on doing it again this year. Although it probably wont be as epic, but hey you never know!

Thursday, March 8

Home Sweet Home

So the past few months we have been working our butts off on the house to get it finished! And after 7 months of very very hard work its finally done!

I know most of you haven't even seen the before pictures so here are a few.

7 months of LONG hard work!!! 

Tuesday, August 30

In recent news....

That I'd update you real fast....


We have been working on it for the past couple of months and its almost ready for us to move in!

Pictures to come on the blog soon but for now, here is the link to the facebook album.

Monday, June 20

All Those Yesterdays

I know I'm young

I know I haven't seen my share of life

I know that more is to come

This blog is dedicated to my friends that have taken their lives in the past couple years and for the ones that their hearts were too big that God couldn't let them live.

Zeak, Whitney, and Bo

 This was a date that I went on with Bo. (He's in the red)

I feel like you were stolen. That I'll find you soon, that you're not really gone. That I can still hear your laughter, your voice.

I'm worried I won't remember it for much long. 

Zeak, and Bo were easier because of the distance, but I shouldn't say it was easier just more surreal. I don't miss them any less.

Whitney, yours was hard to deal with. I am lucky I had my dear sweet husband to lean on; to cry on. You disappeared for a month, I was hoping you had just ran off to Mexico or Cali. But I knew that wasn't it. My heart broke for you. You are loved by so many. Your memorial service was packed, your friends stood out in the rain to be close to you for one last time, even if they couldn't hear your mom, dad and sister speak. Just prior to you disappearing we had just pulled an all nighter at Costco making pumpkin pies! I had picked you up and we jammed out to Ke$ha in the parking lot. Despite working Midnight to 8:30 am we had a blast. You made it easier.   

I swear I can still hear your laughter, sometimes I turn around just to see.

Whitney, I love you.

Zeak, you were taken too soon, we weren't ready. ( I won't say that you weren't because maybe they needed you too) We love you.

Bo, I only knew you for two years, you were my Student Body President, we went on a date. You were a wonderful man.

This is a poem I wrote years ago. I will share it with you now.


Dip below the horizon, feel the breeze
Let the angles graze your skin, feel the love
Let time fly past you, feel it freeze
Sleepless roads drive you to madness and above

Write your name in the timeless sky
Free fall to the world you used to know
Speak to me in riddles or just lie
Let the storm make you bend and bow

It’s always raining here in the dark
Time and place slip through the delicate cracks
Hold onto light as the morning lark
My love, can you give me what you lack?

Traces of time never end here
Let hope, love, and life take steer

Friday, May 13

My husband Rocks Friday!

I love this man so much.

We started taking dance lessons last winter and it has been the best thing for our relationship. I have learned to listen better and to just relax.

I tell people that we have dancing on Thursday nights and they look at me and say " How did you get your husband to go with you?" And I say, "He was the one that suggested it."

If you can get your husband to go, I highly suggest it.

He supports me in everything I do. 

 Our three year anniversary is coming up and I am so excited because we will be in our house! Our own home; together; to start a family.

I can not wait to start a family with this man. Our children are going to have a wonderful, loving, smart, funny, compassionate, and supportive father.

 He tells me all the time the things he plans on doing with them, which makes me the happiest of all.

He always makes me smile and laugh. 
We have the same sense of humor, which is awesome. I hate when I am at work or grocery shopping without him and I see something that would make us both crack up and he isn't there to share it with me. I have to try to to remember it so I can tell him later.

He makes he get off my butt and do stuff!

I have always been a home-body, since I was little. I never wanted to go and play outside, just sit and read, color, or make a puzzle. But this man, has hobbies! Dirt Bikes, and boating and camping! Oh the adventures we have! 

I can not wait to spend the rest of my life with him.