My Summer in Photos

So I realize I’ve been a bad, bad blogger the last few months. Life — as it does — has thrown both challenges and amazing experiences at me. For one thing, work really turned it up to 11. By the end of June basically my entire team had left the company and since we decided to delay hiring, I’ve been a one-woman marketing operation. There have also been lots of good times. One of my best friends married a wonderful, caring man in October and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the events leading up to their special day. Several of my good friends have also brought their first or second child into this world and are beginning the nesting process. It is amazing to see how rapidly these little tykes are growing and developing into little people!

Plus, when its summer in the Pacific Northwest, who wants to sit inside at a computer blogging about fun things to do when they can be out there having fun?

Highlights from this summer include:

Destination Bachelorette in Austin, TX

On the Bat Bridge enjoying the breeze in 100 degree heat

Live bluegrass music at the Salt Lick BBQ joint

Downtown Austin

Best Taco Truck EVER!

Relaxing Weekend on Whidbey Island with Family

View from our vacation rental

Historic Coupeville

Artisan Street Fair in Coupeville

Riding the RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party!)

Enjoying the view from Chuckanut Drive (Fairhaven, WA)

Saddle Sluts downing a victory beer in Vancouver

Gorgeous view of Vancouver on our bike ride around Stanley Park...that's right the previous 188 miles weren't enough

Backpacking the Enchanted Valley and Alpine Loop in the Olympics

Big ole' trees!

Being in the Rainforest means lots of crazy awesome fungi! Check out the size of these chicken of the woods mushrooms.

Big views all around! This one is of Duckabush Mountain.

Wildflowers everywhere!

Trip to Shelton Cabin to celebrate September Birthday Girls and Mourn Emmy’s Going Away

Rowing out on Puget Sound in style

Improvised bouillabaisse made with local seafood and fresh summer produce

My Backyard and Garden

Yummy veggies!

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