January last year started a lot like this year. Cold and clear. We had moved to the Maple Leaf neighborhood.In February, we had some cool adventures (puns are ridiculous) including a trip to the Big Four Ice Caves. we weren’t sure if we really believed the signs, but it turns out that we were lucky to witness only a small avalanche.
The shoulder seasons seem to be the best for travel, so in March we headed to Ireland.
When we returned, it didn’t take long for the first minor disaster to occur. I was lucky and I am thankful everyday that I am still loving life. It was one hell of an April.May was full of recovery and photoshoots.In June, the weather got better and we were able to spend some time outside with good friends. July was full of surprises, things like Amanda’s appendicitis threw us for a loop, but we pulled through.Luckily, I have friends willing to go fishing with me while Amanda recovered.I explored more places in Washington that I thought were hidden gems.There was more fishing with friends. There is never enough fishing or friends.As my beard got more and more awesome, I also got a chance to check out the Olympic Peninsula. Luckily, I was with one of my most loveable friends.
He brought good luck and good fish.
Amanda and I did crazy things like hike to Lake Serene and drink wine at the zoo. August is the best time to be in the Pacific Northwest. We even went to a Mariners game.
September is the hidden secret up here. You can read about our amazing vacation, here.
For Amanda’s birthday in October, we went skydiving, but she was happier buying pumpkins and gourds.November is the time for Chum Salmon and pretty pictures. adventureDecember brought the cold and the holiday season. I am glad that is over. Here is to an even better 2015!