If you’re in my gratitude group (all are welcome to join), you probably already know most of the things I’m thankful for. But since today is Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to make a full list of things I’m thankful for here on the blog. A small sample of what I’m thankful for …

ogden, utah

Mechanics, Dinosaurs, Cowboys and Hippies

We froze our butts off in the Jackson Hole Kmart parking lot¬†overnight, even though we were wearing sweatpants, long-sleeved shirts, socks and hats. I woke up with all of the animals piled either on top of me or right against me, and I was still cold. While I attempted to warm up, Chip walked across …

what would i say

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

Have you seen the What Would I Say app for Facebook? It takes your old status updates, scrambles them up and spits out phrases that are funny, nonsensical and sometimes unexpectedly wise. Here are just a few of the phrases it gave me: i’m not secretly breaking into a pita pocket today. i’ll let you …

grand teton national park

Blame it on the Tetons

We escaped the snow storm as we passed out of Yellowstone and into Grand Teton National Park, where it was still cold, but not as dreary. We stopped at almost every overlook while driving through the first part of the park because the mountains were absolutely stunning. We pulled into one of the marinas, simply …

yellowstone national park

Yellowstone, Days Two and Three

After our tour of the Norris Geyser Basin, we headed back to the campground and settled in for the night. At some point in the middle of the night, we were awoken by a hail storm, which was REALLY LOUD inside the van. Like scary loud. All of the animals piled on top of us, …

norris geyser basin yellowstone

Yellowstone, Day One

It’s been over a month since we left Yellowstone, and I’m just now getting around to posting the photos. Better late than never, right? We left Montana early to try and snag one of the first-come, first-served campsites in Yellowstone. But it took approximately 58 hours to get to Norris Campground because Yellowstone is INSANE! …

scott bigot

A Man I Loved Is Dead

When I was 20 years old, I started dating a guy who was 40 years old. His name was Scott and he was my boss. We were both pretty hardcore drinkers, making for an interesting and often volatile relationship. Neither of us knew at that point how to love ourselves, let alone anyone else. We …

montana sky

Montana Skies + Third Grade Humor

We left Spokane last month and temporarily resumed our van dwelling lifestyle as we spent a few weeks slowly making our way to Phoenix, where I recently started a yoga teacher training program. The first day, we planned to drive out of Washington, through the Idaho panhandle and into Bozeman, Montana. But we got a …


Ode to Spokane

It’s been pretty quiet here lately because I’ve been on the road for a few weeks. Chip and I snowbirded our way to Phoenix last week so that I could start yoga teacher training and avoid experiencing any cold winter weather. I’ll be posting more about our trip soon, but today I want to share …

van dwelling remodel

Van Remodel

After spending five and a half weeks living in our van this spring, we learned what worked well with the layout and what didn’t. The biggest problem was unfolding the bed each night. It was just too much of a hassle, especially when we were tired from being on the road all day. Here’s what …