why you should go camping – and how to do it {angeles national forest}

Ahh, the great outdoors. No better way to reset than spending a weekend in the forest with no cell service but instead with sun rays, hammock naps, and slow mornings. They sure can do the body good. I’ve been pretty open about my anxiety, about evaluating the possible triggers (if any) when my nerves are high and addressing […]

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yosemite national park

2017 has been and will be the year of traveling, and I’m not mad about it. We’ve been out of town the past few weekends and will have some time to recover these next couple of days before we hop on a plane again next week (can’t wait to share the destination!). I’m grateful for […]

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hollywood sign : a video

Sometimes you can live in a city for four years and still not see some of its most famous landmarks. I don’t think there’s anyone on this planet who isn’t familiar with the Hollywood sign, and whenever I see it in the distance (on the off chance the smog has cleared), it’s always a bit surreal. […]

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portland : a video

Wrapping up the last of our magical trip with a short film. This was our first time to shoot video on a DSLR, so there’s definitely room for us to learn and grow. If you want to read about where we shopped/ate/enjoyed the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, check out my posts here and here. Love […]

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Adventure Team 9

We have been so, so busy the past couple of months with visitors and plans and work that our fridge is empty, a giant pile of sheets and towels is laying in the middle of our living room, we ran out of poop bags for Kipling, I haven’t been able to finish the fifth Harry Potter […]

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our big bear camping trip

Remember how I always have a few photos from an event on a roll of film that I have yet to finish or develop? Well, here are those few (or maybe a little more than a few) photos from our Big Bear camping trip with my brother and niece. Like I said, we just had […]

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our fourth of july

For the 4th of July weekend, we went camping (again) but this time with my brother and niece in Big Bear! Rain was on the forecast for the entire weekend, but we were able to dodge it with a tarp, and it thankfully held off most of the time. We hiked a couple of trails, […]

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a hike and a dog

Yesterday I attempted my first ever solo hike with Kipling at Kenneth Hahn and learned two things. 1. Kipling is both the best and worst workout partner – she never stops. She is still a tugger, and she was going absolutely nuts over all of the gopher holes. She dragged me up the hill and […]

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my summer bucket list : final progress (in photos)

Well, here it is! The end-all-be-all of my summer bucket list progress. I had so much fun with this project! Below you will find a huge compilation of photos and links to blog posts about most of these items. Summer 2013 Bucket List 1. Trip to Disneyland √ *read about our Disneyland trip here* 2. […]

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camping at sequoia : days two and three

The second day was a long one. The night before we had to squeeze three people into our two person tent, which also happened to be on a slight incline. Needless to say, Whitney, Sonny, and I didn’t get much sleep at all. I got out of the tent as soon as the sun was […]

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