ADVENTURE

EXPLORING ST. THOMAS ABOARD THE OBSIDIAN

Hello hello! Bryan and I were in St. John again for 3 weeks and we brought Bjorn with us this time. It was so much fun having him there! It was his first time flying and he was absolutely perfect. He didn't make a single peep, just slept in my lap the whole flight. He is such a water dog too, he would just run and jump right into the ocean, it was the cutest thing ever.

While we were there we spent a day aboard the Obsidian with Captain Doyle and it was amazing! We cruised around St. Thomas, which we have never done before, so it was cool to explore a new island. Bjorn even got to come!! He wore his little shark life vest and was jumping off the boat by himself to swim to shore. Cutest thing I've ever seen.

Be sure to check out the video Bryan made at the end of this post!

I think he enjoyed himself.

So did Bryan.

Bjorn and my mom!

Bjorn loves his ladies!

This place is called Mermaid's Chair and it was unbelievable, we also had it to ourselves! On the left side is the Caribbean Sea and on the right is the Atlantic. 

"Just act natural you guys." - Doyle

That's me right there smack dab in the middle. hehe

That is one tired puppy! We were on the boat from 9-4pm and he was quite the trooper!

SNOW DAY + VIDEO

A snowstorm in March only a few days away from the first day of Spring? Sure, we'll take it. It wasn't the amount we were expecting (typical weather channel) but none the less, we had a snow day! Morgan worked half a day and headed straight over. Bryan and I both work from home so once we powered through our duties, we headed out to bounce around in the snow with Bjorn and take some fun pictures and video. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I caved and gave Bryan his birthday present early. I got him a DJI Mavic Pro and he has already blown me away with what he can do with it. Be sure to check out the video he made from yesterday at the bottom of this post! It's really cool.

I set up a cozy air mattress in my art room for Morgan and Bjorn to lounge on with tons of wine and snacks while I edited photos and Bryan worked on his video. Check out the video he made using his new Mavic below!!

SNOW DAY VIDEO


WEEKEND IN SEATTLE

Over the past weekend my entire family and I flew to Seattle to celebrate my cousin Andy getting married! It was also my mom's birthday, so the weekend was jam-packed with fun celebrations and activities. We stayed at The Edgewater. It was built on piers in the water, so it felt like staying on a cruise ship, with an awesome view. When we got there, the entire Hotel bar was packed pretty exclusively by my relatives, and it was so much fun. My family seriously knows how to throw down. The following day we walked to Pike's Place Market (which is AMAZING), grabbed breakfast and just wandered around.

In all honesty, my West Coast relatives are just on another level of fun. They met us at the Market, half a mile away from our hotel, for Bloody Mary's and my aunt and uncle led us on an awesome spontaneous family bar crawl. Nothing like pre-gaming an open bar wedding with six hours hitting the bars in Seattle.

After wandering around the market and bars in downtown Seattle, it was time for the wedding! Andy and Jenni got married at the Tyee Yacht Club and it was so much fun.

This is what happens when the tequila starts to kick in.

Family shot (minus a few) courtesy of Bryan. What a great night!

Saturday was my mom's 60th birthday! We headed out bright and early for some breakfast tacos, and ended up spending the WHOLE DAY out and about on a fun Seattle adventure.

First we headed back to the market because Bryan was hangry for some oyster shooters, then rode the Great Wheel of Seattle. After that we met up with my cousins and took a ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island to drink more! On the ferry ride back, and after a few drinks, my mom lost one of her favorite jackets over the edge. RIP cute leather jacket. Wine flights FTW.

We walked around Bainbridge for a little while, grabbed some drinks then headed back to the ferry! Ferry rides are one of my favorite things, so freakin' fun! Especially with wine and beer and cookies!

When I was younger, we lived in Seattle for about 8 months. We would take the car ferry across the sound all the time, and each time my mom would buy us a big chocolate chip cookie and I would feed it to Ben. These were our attempts at "cute" reenactments, haha!

Sorry for literally jamming that in your face Ben.

I wish we lived closer to these wonderful people, love them so much!!!

We laughed the entire weekend. It was the best ever!

Don't worry guys Bryan was there too! He was a good sport and took tons of pictures of all of us. I'm normally the one behind the lens but it was fun being on the other side.

After we got off the ferry these ladies decided to get a ride home with Captain America. The music coming from that cart was so insanely loud and it was hilarious.

See ya later ladies!