Sunday, March 31, 2013

LLS Presents.... The Big Climb!

Happy Easter everyone! 

I am sad to say that this has been the longest streak that I've gone without blogging {~3 weeks). Life has been so busy lately. But it's about to get a lot more relaxed - only two more weeks until tax season is over and I will breathe a huge sigh of relief to have my 5th tax season {6th if you count the tax season where I interned} in the books {pun intended???} I feel like so much has happened over the past couple weeks. 

Let's start with this: Last Sunday Jake and I did the Big Climb with some of my former co-workers. I think this is maybe my 4th time participating in this event. Anyway, it's a fundraiser put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where climbers have to either walk or run up 69 flights of stairs in the tallest building in Seattle {The Columbia Tower}.  It's easiest if you are in generally healthy shape but it always falls during tax season when I haven't been working out much. Jake and I had been taking walks around the neighborhood 3-4 times a week after work but I'm not sure how much that helped. The actual climb goes by pretty quick - 15 to 20 minutes, and we usually listen to music so that helps. It was a rough one this year and I had to take several breaks, but the important part is that I finished and got to enjoy this view at the top!

View from the top of the Columbia Tower
Jake had to take these photos because I was "resting" by the fan... haha
Here are a couple more pictures from the event -

Jake and I ready and refreshed, before the race.
Team NDH @ The 2013 Big Climb, Columbia Tower, Seattle
You can still donate to the Big Climb if you are so inclined. Thank you to everyone who donated and who participated! We couldn't have done it without you.

I promise not to wait 3 more weeks until my next blog.... but keep in mind that I am always instagramming so you can follow me there @thevintagemodern

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Seabrook Weekend

As you may have noticed, I haven't been blogging much. That is what working 60+ hours a week will do to a girl. But the good news is that it all ends next month on tax day....April 15th is coming up real fast. I can't believe February is over already. That went by in a flash! 

Last weekend I had the pleasure of having my one Saturday off a month during tax season {!!!}, so we headed outta dodge and drove 3 hours to the Washington Coast. The Pacific Ocean looks a little different from this side of the water as opposed to Hawaii, but it's still beautiful.  In a different sort of way. 

Have you heard of Seabrook? It's a brand new town near the Washington Coast that was established in 2004.  There are currently 200 cottages in the town with about 100 participating in the vacation rental program. We stayed at the Evergreen Cabin in Seabrook - it's the only LEED certified vacation home in Washington state. Pretty cool huh? We loved it! We watched movies {the 5 year engagement and celeste & jesse forever}. We got to drive and walk {reluctantly} on the beach. We had a sun shiny nice Saturday but a rainy Sunday.  

Here are some pics of our Washington Coast weekend!

It's the Evergreen Cabin! Our home for the lovely weekend!

Hope you are having an awesome weekend!