A Short Trip to Seattle

Ferris Wheel and Wharfs

Full on spring...did not even consider this before I left as we still are far from it in AK.

Seattle Art Museum

City Flare

A very unhygienic gum wall. 

Space Needle

Downtown view

Chihuly Glass Exhibit

First Starbucks

Pike Place

Gratuitous selfie in the ferris wheel.

I found myself with 5 days off in a row and a couple of tickets to Seattle that weren't that many airline miles. My next task was to convince Joe. We have both been so busy lately and since I've started work I feel like we keep missing each other - I leave before he wakes up, I'm asleep when he gets home so he obliged. It was a short trip, just 3 days but the perfect amount of time, really. We hit the highlights of the city, had a great time together and it was short enough we didn't have to worry about putting out our friends with watching Adak (he needs a lot of outside time).

Anyways, that's just a very brief recap of our weekend. I'm currently wrapping up my first month of work and I love it.
Things are good.


A Candle in the Form of Rain Boots

My friend got me this cute candle that looks like rain boots for my birthday. It's too cute to actually burn (and unscented)so I found a happy spot in the kitchen on top of the cook books for it to reside.

I start my job on Monday - I am REALLY nervous and a tad excited...mainly nervous at this point.

Wish me luck and happy weekend!


A Day at Alyeska

Finally got out to Alyeska last week because they finally got some snow worth going for. It was a fun day and beautiful, the clouds kept rolling in and out. Temps are suppose to warm up again but I'm still hopeful for more snow in the near future. More snow or spring - I could go either way at this point. 



I am convinced I am single handedly controlling the weather. I got a splitboard and we got no snow; worse, we got ice. I got some laser-cut leather loafers and washed my truck and we got 6 inches immediately. You are welcome. I guess I will put those shoes back in the closet for a couple more months. They are nice though, yes?


Weekend Shenanigans

Joe got me a Cardiology III stethoscope for Valentine's Day - it is awesome and I've wanted one for a while now! Then he came home on lunch and surprised me with a dozen roses...he is the sweetest.

Saturday evening our friends in Sutton had a post Valentine's Day party and it was really fun and a ton of people showed up. Adak got to play with his girlfriend, Eska and they both slept all of yesterday to recover. 

Between those events we have been working on getting Joe's office together - it's coming along nicely. All in all a good weekend with friends and laughs.



Just running some errands today, finishing up new hire paperwork and getting furniture delivered for Joe's office - should be somewhat fun! 

You are welcome for this stimulating post. 


Happy Monday!

Joe and I found a sweet spot to go ice skating yesterday when we took Adak out. It is really smooth and pretty (last pic, not the first).

In other news...I got a call Friday and accepted the RN position of my dreams! I am ecstatic! I start in March so I have a couple of weeks to brush up on some things, get what I can in order, relax, etc. It's still unbelievable that everything has fallen into place since I graduated and I feel extremely lucky but I also know I have worked hard and went after it - I don't think I have fully processed the news. 

Here's to the adventure that awaits!


Sun Hands

I climbed to the top of a hill
But I had just missed the sun
And although the descending arc was gone
Left behind were the traces that always follow along

The most beautiful colors chase the sun
They wrap her trail in a taunting gesture
That seems to sing out loud,
"this is what you're missing"

I'll endure the night
For the promise of light

I want to lift my hands towards the sun
Show me warmth
Baby, won't you show me warmth again?
And when I can feel with my sun hands
I'll promise not to lose her again
And even if the morning never comes
My hands are blessed to have touched the sun

And when I can feel with my sun hands
I promise not to lose her again

-Local Natives, Sun Hands


Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring