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getting lost in him as i hiked to lake annette

May 25, 2015


when i behold the beauty of your many wonders and i’m captivated by your majesty oh my soul rings out a sacred hallelujah back to the source from whence it came a three day weekend is a great chance to reset and refresh, if i do it right. i decided to spend my saturday hiking through […]

true friendship is pure magic

November 30, 2014


after the latest edition of america doesn’t give a fuck about black people, i really needed to find some joy in my tears. there is truth in that saying you have to laugh to keep from crying. at this moment, i find myself all cried out. thankfully, my best friend was able to spend thanksgiving […]

we were moving mountains long before we thought we could

September 8, 2014


this past weekend my hiking group, black people hike (bph) hit the tiger mountain west trail for what we thought would be a 5 mile hike round trip. turns out the high point trail (which doesn’t go all the way to the top) is 5 miles. the west trail is actually 4.4 miles one way. […]

the divas of dstinction take on the seattle scavenger hunt

May 6, 2013


seattle was a sight of perfection this past saturday when me and my sorors took on the challenge nation seattle challenge. we came, we saw, we conquered – sort of. okay the truth is we came in 164 out of 280 something. not stellar but boy did we have fun and we looked super cute […]

if you’re a teenager and you live in seattle, let’s keep it 100!

April 17, 2013


i don’t know many teens in the seattle area. mostly because few of my friends have children and those who do have infants. but i love the kids and i’ll do anything for them. so, if you are a teenager and you live in, or around the seattle area, i want to invite you to […]

seattle-area ufo crash happened before roswell, you’re welcome!

April 2, 2013


i rather enjoy learning cool new facts about my adopted city. actually, this isn’t about seattle, but it’s about a super awesome bit of history that happened just outside of seattle and i had no idea about it! let me back up a bit. when i was a kid i was obsessed with aliens. did […]

i’m dreaming of a white christmas in leavenworth

December 20, 2012


Before we all parted ways for the holiday season, I took a trip to Leavenworth Washington with some of my favorite people in Seattle. We boarded a coach with about 60 other people (mostly older, lol) and headed up the mountain to a winter wonderland. We spent the day in the city eating, shopping and […]

hiking through the ape caves was like walking through moria

September 8, 2012


i spent hours climbing through the ape caves at mt. st. helens in southern washington with some awesome friends, what did you do?! we started our trek bright an early from seattle and headed south to woodland where our adventures began. let me start by saying i had no idea it was so close to […]

church retreat in the woods means relaxation and rejuvenation

September 3, 2012


every year our church takes a retreat to a camp in the middle of nowhere. it’s really in the middle of nowhere. there is a native america reservation and casino, some horses, a bunch of dusty roads and white picket fences and not a whole lot more. driving out there with my new elle varner […]

team honeybees takes on the urban scavenger hunt

June 1, 2012


aw, the sweet sweet smell of competition! us seattleites go hard when it comes to proving our mettle in competition and wits. the crazier the better. thankfully, i have friends who aren’t afraid to join me in my quests to explore and conquer seattle. that is how team honey bees was born! on a perfectly normal saturday, […]