Author Archives for Rachel

Oregon Part I: Hot for Yachats

August 17, 2017 9:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For Christmas, Jason and I gave my sister and parents lodgings for four nights in Oregon, one of their favorite places to visit in summer. It may sound generous of us but, actually, it was a self-serving excuse to rent a beach house. Since we flew into Portland, we spent the afternoon in that city eating treats at Blue Star... Read More »


A Brief Bit on Birthdays

August 6, 2017 10:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It is a commonly-acknowledged fact that all the cool kids have birthdays during the summer. Since Jason and I hang with all the cool kids and are super cool ourselves, this time of the year is a little hectic for us but we usually manage to celebrate successfully. Jason, being a particularly amazing sort of husband, always makes my birthdays... Read More »


Turns of the Century

July 25, 2017 9:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

These days, you may be as likely to find Jason and me in period attire than in jeans and t-shirts. Somehow, our antiquated appearances seem to be escalating. In June, we attended and assisted with the Edwardian Ball hosted by Old Glory Vintage Dancers. We demonstrated dances and guided unsure steppers while dressed in beaded couture and fine white linens.... Read More »


The Tour de Cure

July 20, 2017 8:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Jason and I decided to bike the Tour de Cure in Brigham City this June, a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association, with Jason’s brother and dad. Although this event had special meaning for us, heart-twisting meaning, even without that it was a beautiful and worthwhile ride. The American Diabetes Association organizes Tour de Cure rides in the country’s most... Read More »


Running on Steam

July 5, 2017 11:08 pm Published by 2 Comments

Months ago, my sister asked if I wanted to run a half marathon with her in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Being me, a planner of incurable magnitude, I not only said yes to this race but organized much more than just a 13.2-mile jaunt down a stunning canyon. I soon had a large group of family, runners and rather-not-runners, onboard for... Read More »