• Sunshine

    Scattering Sunshine :)

    I had a thought today I wanted to put down on paper… We can’t do everything for everybody, but, we can do something for somebody! I sometimes get overwhelmed with all of the things I think about and want to do for people to show them I care. Today this…

  • Dreamy Bryce Canyon

    I have wanted to experience Bryce Canyon ever since I moved to Utah and Rob hadn’t been since he was a kid…So, kind of spontaneously I suggested that we take a last camping trip for the season in late October. We had had an unseasonably long, warm summer so I…

  • Chefchaouen, Morocco

    Chefchaouen: The Blue City

    We arrived in Tangier, in northern Morocco, by plane late Thursday night. I am not sure how, but somehow we survived the ride from the airport to our hostel. Our taxi driver skillfully, and I mean very skillfully, maneuvered the carĀ up, up and up the steep, EXTREMELY narrow streets staggered…

  • Scooterin’ Around Sintra

    The jet lag was hitting us hardcore on day two in Lisbon. We’d planned to get up early to enjoy a full day in Sintra, which is about an hour train ride from Lisbon, but we were barely waking up and staggering out of bed around 10:30. We didn’t leave…

  • Lisbon’s Little Secret… Pasteis de Nata

    The next day we left Madrid and flew to Lisbon, Portugal via Iberia Airlines. We quickly learned that the proper name is Lisboa. We fell in love with the brightly colored buildings, the historical architecture, and the food! When in Portugal you have to try “pasteis de nata” which means…

  • Portugal

    Travel Bug!

    In 2016 we did a little bit of traveling and each time we take a trip it just propels our desire to see more of the world! We’ve got the travel bug! Back in August of 2015 we bought tickets to go to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De…

  • 31st Birthday Surprise!

    Friday night, two days before my birthday, Rob and I were sitting in our living room relaxing for the night. I was taking my time eating a filet of tilapia after trying to figure out what to eat for the longest time. As I took my last bite, Rob slid…

  • Tillamook Ice Cream

    The Oregon Coast

    The Oregon Coast holds such a special place in my heart. I was born in Hillsboro, but then my family moved to to Newport, a small coastal town, when I was about 3 years old. My parents moved because my dad accepted a jot as a mechanical engineer for a…

  • Olympic Triathlon: Training Part II

    Week 6 By this point in trainingĀ Rob and I were both pretty worn out and had a lot going on, so the plan to swim 3 times that week didn’t happen. I ran once during the week and went to a Crossfit class but I was achy and painfully sore…

  • Utah Lake

    Olympic Triathlon: Training Part I

    July 9, 2016 Today I competed in my first triathlon! I signed up about 2 months ago the week after watching TJ, Rob’s brother, compete in an half IRONMAN in St. George. I was inspired as I watched each individual fight through personal challenges, overcoming physical fatigue and exhaustion, perverse…