This week we are celebrating our third wedding anniversary. It has been quite the marriage journey. Perhaps you remember our engagement announcement or dreamy wedding ceremony and reception. If not, take a look at the linked memories. Ceremonial wedding events are just that - ceremonial. The real work of love and marriage happens when the… Continue reading Anniversary Picnic 🍋 Date
This was our very first trip to Palm Desert, California. We loved it so much we spent four days in Palm Springs and five days in La Quinta for our 3rd wedding anniversary. We totally explored the towns and enjoyed warm ☀️Las Palmas sunshine. We are foodies at heart and were able to sneak away… Continue reading Palm Springs 🌴
This past week we vacationed in beautiful, sunny San Diego. We walked the boardwalk of Port of San Diego near the USS Midway and brunched at Snooze, Richard Walker’s, and Great Maple. Of course we visited a delicious SD taco truck and strolled Little Italy (a couple of times🤩). Please try Sorrento Ristorante if you… Continue reading San Diego☀️Vacation
I cannot believe my baby girl has been cheering on the home team since she was two years old. Now, she’s almost a high school sophomore and just as talented as can be. 💙 These are her 2021 cheer photos. I also included a few adorable throwbacks at the end of the post. Images by… Continue reading My Favorite Cheerleader ⭐️
Imagine walking out of the Capital Building for a quick stop in your Senate office after a brief, Saturday floor debate. You’re strolling through the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees and ask a stranger to snap a quick photo to capture the moment and nature’s elegance. Only it turns out this stranger happens to be a… Continue reading Spring Has Sprung 🌸
Let’s get this show on the road. Suncadia Resort, here we come. Work hard. Rest harder. Fireside in the mountains. Well hello, Suncadia neighbors! Let’s drive to the beach. ☀️ Sweatshirt: Tacoma, WA Home. Not quite a city girl. I have a love affair with mountain ranges. A walk on the wild side. My God,… Continue reading Suncadia Resort 2021: Photo Diary
This month we spent almost six days on the most beautiful farm in Olympia. Not only did I want to be close to my new job at the state capital, especially since my first day as Senator we met in-person, I also wanted a quick family trip and a breath of fresh country air before… Continue reading We Spent Five Nights on a Farm!
This summer I ventured to a beautiful red cabin with a private beach for a week-long mixture of rest & relaxation as well as my daily work responsibilities. I’ll tell you what, virtual work weeks are a lot better with family, a beach, kayaks, hikes, local food, fresh crab and backyard barbecues. Of course a… Continue reading Week on Whidbey Island ☀️
Sisterhood in the City kicks-off Sunday, November 15th at 12PM for girls in our city ages 11-17. Each week we will meet virtually. Participants can register at http://www.thetacomaurbanleague.org. November 29, 2020 - Netflix watch party! December 13, 2020 - Charity card making and Big Sister/Mentor Panel. December 27, 2020 - Cooking Lesson See you all… Continue reading Sisterhood in the City 💓 2020
Here's a peek at our overnight ⛵️ sailing + camping trip w/ the Orion crew, Tacoma Urban League youth, + University of Puget Sound students + faculty.