Cabin in Ashford

Darrick and I have been daydreaming about owning a cabin someday, and thanks to AirBNB, we can test out the experience. We spent the weekend in Ashford, WA, in a cabin right on the Banks of Copper Creek and The Nisqually River.

It was pretty stormy all weekend, but we were able to take a walk along the river on Saturday, and our friends’ oldest kiddo got to cross the river (or maybe the creek?) on fallen trees with her dad — what an adventurer! She was very proud of herself … and the other kids were a mix of jealous and afraid. πŸ™‚

We were deliciously lazy the rest of the time, watching movies, sitting in the hot tub, playing games. The kids stayed up late and got hot chocolate for breakfast. The parents also stayed up late and got wine and scotch (not for breakfast).

It was incredibly restorative. We also found a nice plot of land that looked like it could use it’s own little cabin …

Someday. πŸ™‚

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You know it’s gonna be good when even the drive out is breathtaking!


Audrey’s amazing adventure!


Of course we got some workouts in ….
Log tosses over the shoulder
Overhead squats …
And single-arm overhead squats πŸ™‚


Trying out the weakest airsoft gun ever made


Never-ending entertainment with these crazies!
Where will be your favorite memory???

Little Si

Little Si was Olivia’s first mountain summit! Girlfriend hiked the entire way up all by herself (with only a little help from Dad on the really rocky parts). We were so proud, but more importantly, SHE was so proud. Go get ’em, baby girl.

Often the drive to a hike is stunning. It’s our first breath of fresh air as we head out of the city.

O started off a little crabby today, but once she started climbing over rocks, her attitude was much improved. She may not realize it, but she loves a challenge.


The summit!


And the hike down … with a little rest. πŸ™‚


Thomasson Family Farm

Pumpkin-picking time! Today our Family Day took us out to Enumclaw, WA for some fall fun. Besides an enormous pumpkin patch, Thomasson Family Farm also has an amazing play area, tractor rides, a petting zoo, a corn pit, and an insanely challenging corn maze. As in, we seriously considered cutting through the corn stalks to get out. The family that gets lost in corn together stay together… That’s what they say, right?


Farm girl dreamin’


My man looks good on a tractor πŸ˜‰


We made it! Whew!


Seriously with the cuteness


This is always the final pic of the day πŸ™‚

Apple Picking in Sedro-Woolley

We go apple picking every year — it’s one of MY childhood traditions! We invited gym members along this time, which was extra fun! We always go toΒ Jones Creek Farm in Sedro-WoolleyΒ (one of the most beautiful places in Washington, IMHO). After we grab burgers at Skagit River Brewery (some of the best burgers in Washington, IMHO.)

Put this on your bucket list if you are a Seattleite!