a weekend in WA

 Over the past few years i've developed a special love for the Evergreen state. It seems like i'm there at least once a year (i.e previous trips 1 2 3 4 5 ) and despite the cold rainy weather i've grown to love the great state of Washington.

This time around I made a special trip up to visit a few of my favorite people. The weekend was jam packed and I flew home Sunday at midnight pretty pooped from squeezing out as much time in each day as possible - but I wouldn't want it any other way.

^^7:00am flight, ample peoplewatching, good book, coffee : this might be my favorite situation. 
^^First stop: ANNA! My college roomie, roadtip buddy, the most kind, humble, selfless woman I know! The timing of this particular meeting was totally from the Lord. Anna's hometown is 3 hours away from Seattle in Moses Lake. She just happened to land a job in the city a week or so ago and quickly moved into town...just in time for my trip up.  Of course our first stop was starbucks.
^^meeting Adelaide!!! WOWOW. When your college roomies have babies thats when you know some time has passed since you were all crammed into an apartment together eating mac and cheese and watching shows on Hulu. Morgann and I lived together sophomore year and she is one huge reason why I always find myself in Washington! She was married 1.5years ago and now has a beautiful baby girl named Adelaide...how incredible is this child?!?! Squeezing her for the first time was just the best. And Morgann, being the amazing housewife and host that she is made us BLTA sandwiches nomzz.

^^Anna and I, when we were in college, always ate little caesars $5 pizza. When we drove past one on the way home we kind of took is as a sign from the Lord above. That crazy bread though.

^^Anna's amazingly cozy house.
^^Saturday morning Anna and I cruised around to check out Golden Gardens park. 
 ^^We then headed to U Village mall next to UW where Anna found this incredible coat that i'm sure was made for her specifically and yet had the price tag of a small car... so sadly, she had to pass on it. 
 ^^oh ALSO can I mention how I was able to see this chick?! Lex goes to school at SPU and we have a running joke that every time i'm in Washington - she's not there! Except this time I was able to catch her and we got nachos on friday and met up at the mall on saturday.
^^WELP this is just the craziest pic in my life. My world 100% collided in this moment and I love it! Charissa, Maddy, and Sydney (on the left) were my roommates in Uganda. They're from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Washington. Anna was of course my college roomie, and Lexi and I met back in high school at church camp. Amazing that all these women were in the same place at the same time together!

 ^^Kale salad...so PNW.
 ^^epic stranger photobomb. 
 ^^view from the space needle at night.
^^So the last time Charissa, Sydney, Maddy and I all saw each other was 1 year ago in Gulu. We've never seen each other outside the red dirt, beans, and rice so being together all clean and dressed up was such a kick! Sydney is an incredible chef and always cooked for us in Gulu...so having her in an actual kitchen with fresh food was a dream come true! Sunday morning she made us hashbrowns and eggs...yummmm. 
^^Maddy's sis took a few shots of us in the forest nbd. It was such a blessing to see these sistas of mine, even if it was for a short time. We really developed such a special bond while living in Gulu and its rad to see how the sisterhood we have has continued and will continue long after. 
^^aaaaand after that whirlwind of a weekend... back to LA. 

THANK YOU WASHINGTON, for another rad weekend!


  1. Loved seeing these pics of you, your friends from different seasons, and the beautiful scenery.

  2. P/S. It's time you develop a love for the Centennial State.