Monday, August 6, 2012

Seattle sunsets.

This summer has produced some of the most incredible sunsets I have ever witnessed. Seattle < yet another reason to love you.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Lazy post, three.

Our Chicago pals, plus two of their favorite couples, descended upon Portland last week for their big summer trip. We were lucky enough to join them for part of it - their final night in Portland and then a couple days on the coast in Cannon Beach, OR - before they headed to wine country to round out what sounded like an incredible trip overall. Geez, Portland, Beach, Wine country. Not a bad way to spend eight days with your best friends.

They stayed at the Ace Hotel in Portland and if you haven't been there I highly recommend it. The design and decor and the Stumptown Coffee in the lobby make for a great experience.
We drove to Cannon Beach on Saturday and though initially it was chilly the afternoon sun, the wine and a volleyball made for an awesome day. We played for hours and watched the sun go down during an all-out, uber intense volleyball session. It was nothing short of awesome.
Let me just also say that our Chicago friends, Dave and Jen, are two of the greatest people. We were married within two weeks of each other. We spent four days in Rome on our honeymoons together. And yet again, we managed to find a way to meet up and have the best time ever. I'm happy to call them friends.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lazy post, two.

Tyson on a Seattle ferry usually means super things on the other side. In lieu of a San Juan kayak trip this summer, we opted to meet Lindsay and Matthew just outside of Olympia, WA for a two-day paddle and camping on Anderson Island. It didn't suck and in fact, it was awesome. Summer 2012 has been loaded with weekend get-aways and though it has been very, very busy, I have had the best summer yet.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lazy post, one.

Earlier this summer we traveled to Maui for a wedding. A quick trip but great to feel the sun on my face and the sand between my toes. The wedding was super duper fancy too. Which was awesome.