mammoth lakes

finally catching up on here since I only have a month before the hard stuff and then the good stuff come into play. we called this trip (mammoth lakes and our remaining utah national parks) the ‘rejecting the american dream’ trip because this was around the time we truly started thinking about what the dream really…

kings canyon national park

a couple of months ago, I had to go up to northern california and thought that on the way back home, I would stop at king’s canyon national park. andrew and I had been to king’s canyon together before a few years ago but it was different going by myself (he had class). since I’ve met andrew,…

redwood national park

redwood national park is honestly one of the most magical places in the world. I’ve included an excerpt from my daily journal that I had written on 24 july 2016 to give you an idea of just how magical it was/is: …we hiked the trillium trail with the whole forest to ourselves and as we did,…

crater lake NP/lassen volcanic NP

today is the national park service’s 100th anniversary so I thought I’d post crater lake and lassen volcanic in honor of. the original plan was to celebrate at one of the national parks but death has encompassed us in a heartbreaking way and support during these dark times will forever be our first priority. we were…

OUR WEDDING pt II – loved ones

just as part one, this post has been sitting in my draft folders for awhile now. there are no words in the english language or any language that will fully express how thankful I am to and for our friends and family. words like ‘thank you’ and even ‘love’ are petty compared to what my heart actually feels….

sequoias, pinnacles, JT

I want to keep this specific post as simple as possible with only my favorite picture from each park because at the moment, I strangely feel the need to preserve the memories. therefore, this may be a boring post to you, which I’m okay with. and if you follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen these.. except…

alabama hills, ca

for weeks all I had seen on social media was alabama hills. alabama hills this, alabama hills that. we were supposed to go to kings canyon national park for the second time but thought we should check this place out since it was apparently all the rage. welllllllll it definitely was/is. all of the campsites…

OUR WEDDING pt I – joshua tree

this post has been sitting in my drafts folder for three months now. I’ve written and rewritten it hundreds of times but could never find the right words that I thought truly conveyed how I felt on our special day. I decided to split this up into three parts in hopes of sorting out my thoughts…

death valley national park

I know that next on the timeline of catching up with posts is our wedding but I tried writing it and I got too emotional. It was such a sacred day for us both that it’s going to take a few days to fully relay all that I want to so for now… our quest for…

engagement photos – big sur & mt. tam

If you saw my 2015 – part II post, I mentioned that andrew and I were going to secretly get married a different million times. In more detail, we had been seriously talking about marriage probably at least since graduation. We always tried to figure out when but I think the “perfect” time was always years away,…