Friday, February 20, 2015

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book review time!  I just got done reading "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed.  Boy oh boy - I have never had the urge to go backpacking as I do now.  In "Wild" Cheryl tells her story in which she hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in order to escape some troubling times in her life and renew her spirit.  Her story, spanning a summer and into early fall, is moving and epic, full of detail that makes you feel like you're on the trail yourself, blisters and all.  She began one person and ends a wholly different woman.  And like I said, I have never wanted to backpack more in my entire life.

Well, that's all for now!  Just thought I'd share my thoughts on this wonderful book.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ayla Mae

Just wanted to quick share a few pictures of my beautiful new niece, Ayla Mae.  We (my parents and I), just got back from visiting Ben, Kristen, and Ayla in Tacoma.  It was a wonderful trip with a darling little girl!  I'm so excited to be her aunt!

Holding Ayla for the first time.
Look at that precious face!

Family photo.