I must admit I’m not one who particularly enjoys sipping a cup a jet-black coffee. Jarred drinks [at least] one pot a day of the dark liquid, whereas if I attempt to stick to the basics my mug holds more cream than coffee. However, when it comes to espresso drinks – namely cappuccinos and […]Read More Caffeinated in Seattle
Over the past two months Jarred and I have frequented Fremont on occasion and loved exploring this Seattle neighborhood. Our various trips included stopping at the famous Fremont Troll (an 18-foot-tall concrete troll crushing a VW Beetle with its hand), lingering [read: staging photos] along the Burke-Gilman Trail as it winds along the Lake Washington […]Read More Fremont Sunday Market
The itinerary for our fall escapades has one determining factor – Oklahoma State football. The stars aligned on October 7th when the Cowboys had a bye week and thus our tour de San Juan Island was scheduled. Ferry rides were reserved, Airbnb was rented and fingers were crossed that orcas would be spotted during our […]Read More San Juan Sightseeing
With the market in our backyard Jarred and I have frequently ventured over in hot pursuit of ingredients such as mussels, scallops, spaghetti squash, loaves of bread, etc. to prepare in our own kitchen. However, we had yet to enjoy the fine dining experience that the market itself has to offer. We decided to remedy […]Read More Market Eating
The weekends are usually the (only) time we squeeze Jarred’s car out of the parking garage, brave the traffic and venture to destinations outside of downtown Seattle. Downtown is fabulous and offers more than enough to entertain a person for their lifetime. But be that as it may, we moved to the Pacific Northwest to […]Read More Weekend Discoveries
I knew living tiny was something I was going to relish in, but even I have been surprised by the convenience of this lifestyle. No task is too daunting when anything and everything one needs is practically within arms length. If I personally had longer arms I’m pretty sure I’d be able to sit on […]Read More A Tiny Update
As of Monday we’ve officially been residents for one whole month! I’m in constant disbelief that God placed us in Seattle during this particular season of our lives. We definitely wouldn’t have predicted living here in our wildest dreams, but we’ve had an absolute blast exploring the city, meeting new friends, spending time with […]Read More A Month at a Glance
Jarred and I eyed the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on our first Saturday in the city while roaming to breakfast about a block from our apartment. I was personally ecstatic that we were living in such close proximity, but knew it would be a bit before I visited the museum for myself. I quickly forgot […]Read More First Thursday with SAM
Birthdays aren’t typically something Jarred and I go to extremes for. Sure we like them, and use them as an excuse to spend time with friends and family whenever the calendar indicates another one has approached. But for the most part we reserve our excessive commemorations for our anniversaries. However, this year we deviated from […]Read More Birthday Festivities!
The precise date and time of Shawn’s return back to America, specifically Washington, was up in the air pretty much until he finally landed on US soil. Kelsey’s educated speculation was the end of August or the first of September, but apparently it’s always subject to change. As the homecoming approached the date became concrete, […]Read More A Heartfelt Homecoming!