Camping in Sequoia National Park

Jackson and I love camping—the crisp morning air, unlimited hiking opportunities, sitting around the bonfire, you name it. A few months ago we went to Yosemite National Park and had the most AMAZING time. The only downside was that Yosemite is a very popular park and all the campgrounds were booked so we had to … Continue reading Camping in Sequoia National Park

Three Days in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite has been the top item on our California bucket list ever since we moved to the Golden State. It's taken us two years, but we finally scraped some plans together and made the trek! Everyone we talked to said to make reservations months in advance and don't go in the summer—we did neither. We … Continue reading Three Days in Yosemite National Park

The Tri-Tip Challenge

Three beautiful hikes + one glorious sandwich = The Tri-Tip Challenge. We got up early on Saturday morning to get a head start on our adventure. Forty five minutes into our drive, we stopped at a coffee shop in El Ranchero Market to fuel up on caffeine. We walked through the door and were instantly … Continue reading The Tri-Tip Challenge

Road Trip to Monterey + Big Sur

It's difficult for us to plan vacations and weekend getaways because we often don't know Jackson's weekend schedule until a week or two prior. But when we do, we go hard. One of the trips on our California Bucket List was driving up the 1 (that's California talk for HWY 1) and hiking in Big … Continue reading Road Trip to Monterey + Big Sur

Girls Trip to Phoenix, Arizona

A couple months ago I was hesitant about buying a plane ticket. I desperately wanted to take the trip but was worried about vacation time, expenses, and feeling guilty about leaving Jackson at home to work all weekend while I was off having fun. You know the saying, "Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat … Continue reading Girls Trip to Phoenix, Arizona

25 Things To Do This Fall

My favorite season is hands-down fall. Summer is a little too hot. Winter is a tad too cold. Spring is a bit too wet. But fall, fall is just right. It's the perfect weather to pull out your cutest booties, comfiest sweaters, and cozy up in a mound of blankets. Growing up in Minnesota meant … Continue reading 25 Things To Do This Fall

Summer 2018

Summer is a whole lot different as an adult than it is as a kid. But even though we don't get a summer break anymore, I've decided to recap our summer 2018 adventures to remind myself summer is just as fun as an adult, if not better.

Anniversary Trip to Zion National Park

Jackson and I got married in June 2016, and since then we've had a tradition of going camping to celebrate our anniversary. In 2017 we lived in Texas and ventured to Hill Country for our anniversary trip. This year, we almost thought we wouldn't be able to go camping because Jackson was in a wedding … Continue reading Anniversary Trip to Zion National Park

A Sunny Weekend in Park City, Utah

When most people think of Park City, Utah they're thinking snowboards, ski slopes, and hot chocolate at the lodge. But when Jackson was asked to be a groomsman in a June wedding near Park City, we quickly found out this winter wonderland town had a lot more to offer. The wedding just so happened to … Continue reading A Sunny Weekend in Park City, Utah

How He Proposed

Jackson and I dated his senior year of college. We knew he was going to grad school far away and I had two more years of school in Minnesota, but we decided this relationship was worth the shot. Long distance relationships are tough, but if you survive them you come out stronger than ever. We … Continue reading How He Proposed