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
See the South Sound Business article text below. Washington State Legislature, State Senator for the 28th Legislative District | Tacoma Urban League, President and CEO Residence: Fircrest Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama First job: Car detailer Hobbies: Developing and leading camps and experiences for girls, co-organizing bike rides and hiking trips, blogging at ladies1storg.com, and reading… Continue reading 40 Under 40 Honoree
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!
The air is crisp and fresh. We love it here. I’m sharing a few images from our most recent hike at Mount Rainier. Where are you hiking these days? You Are on Native Land Dad Cap Tiffany Blue Etcetera Anorak
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 ☀️
(pictured l to r) T’wina Nobles (President & CEO, Tacoma Urban League), Michelle Merriweather (President & CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle), Angela Jones (CEO, Washington STEM), and Andrea Caupain (CEO, Byrd Barr Place) The Black Future Co-op Fund launched June 16, 2020 in recognition of this powerful moment and the opportunity for transformational change.… Continue reading Our Black Future Co-op Fund
Marcus Trufant and I will go LIVE on IG and Facebook on Monday, April 13th at 12PM to discuss Tacoma Urban League’s new partnership w/ the Trufant Family Foundation. ♥️ Join us to learn more about how we’re working together to serve families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.