Copper Creek Campout

We went on our first camping trip! 

If you know Blake and I you'll know that things don't go well when we completely plan a trip. So wanting to make sure our trip was in true Blake & Sierra fashion we packed up the car and drove up to Olympic National Park with no plans of where to camp, just a general direction. 

We ended up finding a dirt road out by Staircase and we made our way up. Blake was feeling confident we'd find something, I was feeling pretty hesitant. Luckily Blake was right, sort of. We ended up camping on the side of the road on a little grass lot that we found but honestly it was perfect. No one else around, surrounded by trees and sky!

The next morning we slept in and took our time packing up. The only other plan we had for the day was to find a nice and easy hike with some beautiful views. Well we succeeded at one of those things but I wouldn't use the words nice or easy to describe the hike we ended up on. 

Copper Creek Trail. I wrote this on my Instagram account: 

"We were unaware and unprepared for the level of difficulty but we decided to push on and do the full hike anyway. There were many moments where I didn't even look up and had to just take one step at a time. But when I did look up I would see beautiful scenes like this (see below). After it was all over we were both extremely exhausted but felt so proud of ourselves for not giving up.

I learned a lot from this hike, mainly be prepared but also something else. That sometimes we're placed in hard situations but if we just keep putting one foot in front of the other and exercise faith we will experience beauty and joy! We can do hard things, each and everyone of us. With the help of our Savior we can do anything! I also learned for the millionth time that I have the most caring husband in the world."

We returned home to find out we had done a 5 mile loop and experienced an increase of 2400 feet in 2.5 miles. I did all of this in my chaco's (again, see below). Not really the way we wanted to kick off the hiking season but that being said it made for some good stories and great footage. Enjoy this video from our fun weekend. 

Camping in Olympic National Park
Copper Creek Trail
Foot shot at Copper Creek Campout
Let me describe this picture. My foot was about to start blistering so on the way down Blake forced me to put his socks on. Of course I could tell how much he loved me, but then he proceeded to point it out to everyone we passed. #truelove

Stay awesome and enjoy National Trails Day!

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Last weekend Blake and I headed to Portland to see my sisters and some tulips! We spent Friday night and Saturday morning with Anjuli and her family and then met up with Havalah and her family in the afternoon to go to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. We wished the Martin's could have joined us, hopefully next time! Lucky for us we didn't get hit by any rain, just a little wind! 

The tulips were BEAUTIFUL but I think what really made it enjoyable was having the kids with us and seeing their reactions to everything. Blake and I decided that while we could have enjoyed it alone, it was way more fun having kids there to see it through their eyes! And I'm sure Brigg appreciated having someone to help push them around on the little tractors all day. 

I also tried my hand at making a little video from this adventure, check it out here. I'm hoping this will get me to finally make the video's from Costa Rica and San Francisco trips. Dreaming big here :). 


Stay awesome. 
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Colorful Walls of Olympia Part 1

colorful walls in Olympia Washington
A couple weeks ago I saw this post over at Willivia, one of my favorite blogs, and it inspired me! Olympia has some of the coolest walls and they need to be seen by the world. So my hubby humored me and went adventuring with me last Saturday to find some of these cool walls. 

We didn't have time for them all but it was a fun little adventure, and also a chance to prove I'm still officially the most awkward in front of a camera. 

If you're ever in Olympia go check these walls out. I have to say the purple wall was our favorite!
Native American Wall

Waves Wall

Purple Wall

Back side of Archibald Sisters

Two Toned Wall

Backside of Olympia Downtown Association
Red Brick Wall

Alleyway between Washington Street and Capitol Way

Next, we're going to take on Tacoma! Where are some of your favorite walls?

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Sweater: H&M
Necklace: Made By Mary

#thankfultuesday - Interrupt Anxiety

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This week I'm grateful for:

1. For rain boots and rain coats.
2. For getting such a great deal on a new car.
3. For a full weekend with Blake.
4. For the best team at work.
5. For positive people around me who believe in me.
6. For the knowledge that I can pray for strength and for the strength that I received from praying for it!
7. For the power of forgiveness.
8. For the sun that peaked out in between the snow/rain yesterday.
9. For hugs from nephews and nieces. 
10. For the internet world that lets me share lists like this and so much more :). 

What are you grateful for this week?

Stay awesome. 
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Peace Out February

February it's been real but I'm more than happy to say goodbye to you and hello to March, and hopefully spring!

Still convinced the only thing I love about this month is my husband's birthday and that is February 1st. It just seems to be notoriously cold, and if you know me cold and I aren't close friends. Who is with me?

But alas I still have to live through this month as much as I'd like to hibernate. Apparently, that isn't a socially acceptable thing to do. So here are some of my favorite pictures (besides all the ones I already shared from our California trip here) from February even if it isn't my favorite month. 

Happy 27th Birthday to my man! We have a tradition in our home that on your birthday you wear the sombrero :).

Aren't they just so cute? hehe

Flo's Cafe in Cars Land
Cars Land was THE coolest at night!

Everyone needs to go to Balboa Island and go to The Original Frozen Banana. Seriously my new favorite treat!

February has been a month of slacking on my exercising and also getting myself back into the gym and making good habits! And these Nikes, anybody else have heart eyes?! Also super comfortable! 

Scriptures
It has also been a month of more intentional scripture study!

How was your February?

Stay awesome.

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Nursing School

Blake at Portland Oregon LDS Temple

WARNING: Post all about how proud I am of my amazing husband!

Since about three days after Blake moved here to Washington to be with me he has been in school. All of this while working full-time, planning a wedding with me, adjusting to a new state, some crazy drama at his apartment, and learning to be married to me (I'm sure I'm not the easiest). 

He has been working really hard and fast to get his prereq's done for nursing school. While most schools don't start until September he didn't want to wait that long so he found one school that started in April and they only took in 24 applicants each quarter. 

So Blake, who has much more faith than me, applied to only one school. While waiting I thought of all the things we'd need to do if he didn't get into this program. All the applications we were going to need to get done for the fall programs. It wasn't that I didn't believe in Blake, I just wanted to prepare for the worse since they were accepting so few applicants.

Fast forward to the week we went to Disneyland. Monday night in our hotel after our first day at Disneyland Blake decides to check his email. He calls me over and very quietly tells me he was accepted. So what did we do, we celebrated by going to Disneyland hehe. 

But seriously we were so excited and I spent the whole next few days just feeling so proud of this man of mine. For his hard work, his faith in applying to only one program, and for getting in! 

We're excited about this next chapter. Two years of nursing school at Tacoma Community College. Blake is thrilled to take one more step closer to his career dream which is to be a Nurse Practioner. 

Yes, he'll be in school for quite a while, but this is one step closer to being done! I always use the hashtag #BSadventures on our different trips etc. but this will be the ultimate adventure so buckle in and I hope you'll follow along!

I'm so proud of you Blake Roundy and will be there for you every step of the way!

Stay awesome and have a fabulous weekend.

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The Happiest Place on Earth

Guys we went to Disneyland and it was magical. Two days of happy people, yummy food, and lot of screaming!

We went with Blake's family and two friends. We drove down from Utah with Bentley and Drea and then met up with his family in California. Lots of driving but totally worth it for all the amazing memories we made and it was so great being there with friends and family!

While we were there they had the Main Street Electrical Parade - guys the music had me loosing it! I grew up listening to the classic song so just take a second to imagine how I felt. Magical doesn't even describe it!

On Wednesday Blake and I went and explored Huntington Beach and Balboa Island. Blake almost had to force me into the car to get me to leave Balboa. It was the perfect little island and everything my winter dreams are made of! Not to mention being in sandals and short sleeves was almost more magical than Disneyland. 

Disneyland Castle
For Justin :)






Main Street Electrical Parade


Adventureland & Dole Whip


Disneyland






Ben & Drea announced that they were pregnant at Disneyland but decided to take a picture of Ben instead ;).










The trip was perfect and warm - exactly what we needed. 

Stay awesome!
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