Eastern Washington Joyride

One of my favorite things in life are long winding roads through vast swaths of open fields. I love driving on them, alone. Just me, my car, and some great tunes. This week I had the pleasure of taking highway 231 North off of I-90 just outside of Spokane.  The…

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The Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2017

As I try to tolerate the dreariness that is Washington in February, I find hope when I walk outside and see my tulips peeking out and preparing for the sun…. And I find an oasis of joy attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Every year my dear…

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Of Turkey and Trees

As I sit on the couch this Sunday morning in a living room covered in dirt and decorations, after a breakfast of leftover green beans and sweet potatoes covered in gravy (don’t judge, you know it sounds awesome), I can’t help but smile at how wonderful this Thanksgiving has been.…

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My Big Fat Montana Adventure Part 4 – Big Sky

So, if there’s one thing you always hear about Montana, it’s the concept of Big Sky. And for good reason, there is practically nothing obscuring your view in any given direction. Truly a foreign feeling to to be so alone for miles in all directions. Simply ground below and sky…

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My Big Fat Montana Adventure Part 1 – The Plan

Last winter, I received an email from my district science teacher lead about an opportunity to go on a dinosaur dig in Montana. The DIG fields school is a professional development learning opportunity for earth science teachers to get real hands on experience and bring that back to the classroom.…

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Why I Love Small Towns No. 8: Community Pride

 Every last weekend of June, there is only one place you will find me and that’s at the Buckley Log Show. On that weekend, the whole town, more or less,  shuts down to celebrate our heritage. It’s become a major tradition for Mountain Man and I. I sometimes am surprised…

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Birdwatching on the Cowlitz River

Last weekend, Mountain Man, Mr. Awesome, and I went fishing on the Cowlitz River. The weather was glorious and the fish, sadly, weren’t biting. When things get slow on the boat, I take that as my cue to shuffle towards the bow and pretend I’m a National Geographic Photographer. For my…

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Big Changes, Big Distractions

I haven’t written a post in 10 days…. and it’s grating on me! I’ve been trying really hard to keep quiet but I just can’t do it anymore. Since I probably won’t be nearly as consistent with my posts as I usually am for the next few months, I might…

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