• Seattle

    Ski Day at Mount Baker

    December 30, 2011

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    Mal was so excited about snowboarding today, he didn’t sleep all that much last night. In fact, he woke up at 5:00 AM and then woke me up to tell me just how excited he was—even though we didn’t need to wake up for another 1.5 hours. Isn’t he sweet? (The whole thing was actually […]


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    Hi, friends! We have lots of catching up to do—and I have a fun giveaway at the end of this post for you! OK, let’s get to it! Yesterday morning, Mal, Sibylle (Mal’s sister), Coleman (Sibylle’s fiancé), and I started our drive to Mount Baker. Since it was about 3 hours from Seattle, we planned to […]


    Seattle Morning

    December 28, 2011

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    Hi, friends! I woke up to the fuzzy face of a cutie-pie Golden Retriever this morning. Brody is the sweetest pup! Once we got out of bed, Mal and I took a quick trip to Caffe Ladro for iced coffees. The last time we were in Seattle a few years ago, we fell in love […]



    December 27, 2011

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    Hello and greetings from Seattle! Mal and I arrived safe and sound a little while ago. Now, we’re waiting for his luggage (he checked his snowboard boots and bindings), so I figured I’d blog while we had some downtime. Our day started bright and early (aka in the middle of the night) with a 2:45 AM wake-up […]



    July 2, 2009


    On my vacation, my favorite eating experience of the whole week was at a sustainable sandwich shop, called Homegrown. The goal at Homegrown is not only to create sandwiches out of sustainable ingredients, but also to make sandwich creation sustainable itself. This goes beyond using fresh, sustainable ingredients in our gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups. Homegrown strives […]



    For Father’s Day, we (Mal, his father, sister, step-mother, grandmother, and I) celebrated with a late brunch at Salty’s on Alki Beach. I’ve never been to a restaurant like Salty’s before. It’s truly in a class all by itself. The view is one of the best in Seattle and the seafood and friendly, attentive service […]


    Clipper Vacation

    June 23, 2009


    Hello from the Victoria Clipper IV! The Clipper is so cool! What a fun way to travel! Interesting facts about the Clipper: The Victoria Clippers are some of the world’s fastest catamarans. The speed of the Clipper is about 35 miles per hour. The 71-mile voyage between Seattle and Victoria takes about 2.5 – 3 […]