saying goodbye to bend.

it’s  true. we said farewell to our beloved bend this past week. it blows my mind how quickly time went while we were there and also how that place felt like home so quickly. no, not even close to our grand rapids home, but it felt right. chris and i were reflecting on our summer … More saying goodbye to bend.

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that south sister

we’ve been doing a lot of climbing and hiking while in bend which is awesome. there are such great day trip opportunities to amazing hikes and summits. one mountain we wanted to summit was south sister. given the name, you can assume there is a middle and north sister but the south is the highest … More that south sister

our scion rocks.

we have a scion, and i love it. i purchased this as my first major “i graduated from college” purchase. it was a departure from my beloved first car, a bright blue toyota corolla and I think it knew that it had something to live up to. it has safely transported me from city to … More our scion rocks.

bend bound.

after weeks of waiting, hoping, planning, and changing plans, we are bound for bend, oregon for chris to be a travel nurse! it’s been an interesting few months. we found people to rent out our house, moved out of that beloved house, stayed with our dear friends for 3 weeks, and hopped in the car with no … More bend bound.

get shaky…

in australia there was a song called “let’s get shaky after school” and it was played constantly wherever we went. whether we were in clubs, the mall, or a coffee shop, this song was always on the radio. i remember dancing at clubs when this song came on and a feeling akin to the feeling … More get shaky…

on my own…

there is something to be said about getting to the point where simply hiking a trail is not enough and it must be run… i was at this point this past week after packing up four months worth of stuff into two very full bags and saying good bye to the girls who loved and … More on my own…

History…

Last weekend I went to Sydney and was absolutely captured by it. It has so much to say. I felt as I walked the streets that each building had a story, had stood the test of time and tourists and had served and continued to serve its function well. These buildings had a grace to … More History…

a page turned…

This is officially the first time I’ve “blogged”. Funny. In my journey through Australia, I feel like I’ve turned a page. The first two months were a time of discovery, learning, and just acclimating myself to a new place. I’m sure people looked at me as the tourist, the dumb American, and I’m positive I … More a page turned…