Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pacific Northwest!

Well, the trip starts tomorrow!

1. SLC - Boise or somewhere in WA

2. Boise - Seattle

3. Seattle - Vancouver, BC

4. Vancouver - Kamloops, BC

5. Kamloops, BC - Vancouver, BC

6. Vancouver, BC - Portland, OR

7. Portland, OR - home!

Congrats to:

Rachel Loftus!!!
Marianne Denison!!!
Rachel Meyenders!!!
Lisa Romish!!!

We'll be sending postcard love to our lovely winners, and posting pics soon!

Wish us luck!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fun Facts - Clues to Vacay Trip

I realized that my hints about our trip were so vague, and Hikari actually guessed one! Hikari, send me your addy in Boston!

Here are a few more fun hints!!!!! Feel free to Google away and then leave your guess for where we're going!!

City Clues:

1. _______ 1919 was the first general strike in the country. 60,000 shipyard workers walked off their jobs. All power to the people!

2. ______________  hasn't had polling places anywhere in the state for over a decade. All voting is done by a mail-in paper ballot. (You can also drop your ballot off up until 8PM on election day at a drop-off point.) This state has one of the highest voting rates in the US!
[just leave a guess for a city in this great state!]
ps - Ty served his mission here.

3. This capital city, __________, is geothermally heated from underground hot springs.

4. Popular attractions in the city include Stanley Park, Granville Island and Robson Street.
(Hikari, this is right up your alley!)

Game on!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pre-Trip Purchase

Just bought new boat shoes for the trip!!!
[sperry, top-sider. 70% off. thank you nordstroms!]


See below to guess where we're headed!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

We're going on a trip! Copy Cat Edition...

For the 4th of July [mostly the proceeding week], we're going on a trip! I love an idea my friend has, so I'm going to copy~cat it here! [don't be mad rach! haha]

----If you guess one of the 5 places we're going, I'll send you a post card, from that location---


if you already know where we're going - no guessing for you!

First, 5 clues:

1. We're driving from Utah.

2. We're going to 5 cities...4 of which I've never been to.

3. The drive will encompass 4 days of driving, 1 of flying, 1 overnight stay without our road trip buddies, and 1 flight back home.

4. Tyler and I are stoked to use our passports again!!

5. One of these cities was voted the most "livable" place a year or so ago....  
[doesn't every city boast that?! haha]


So, game on! Guess away! So many pictures to come! Expect post cards during the 1st week of July!
Game runs until June 28th.....

Lake Blanche Trail
June 2011
I need to post about our hikes! All in due time...

Hope you're having a great week!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


More to come!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My last week off looked a lot like this:


Picnic lunches.

Lounging in the sunshine, chomping chips + guac.

Chatting with the friends of the village.

BBQ every other night.


Thinking about my week on looked a lot like this:

Thanks to phone cameras,
your face can be washed out and look fat all in the same frame.

But, I actually like this picture.

Probably because I really love us.
No matter what.


I miss the boy this week.
Here's to cooking for real when he gets back.
we're definitely better together :)