Jackson is Four Months Old!

Somehow our little pup is now four months old?! I’m not sure when that happened, but he is sure getting big and is acting {sometimes} like a mature young dog. Some fun facts about 4 month-old Jackson: The shower is still his favorite place to hang out and sleep. Jackson is teething – most of …

Wine, wilderness and work

It’s been really, really, really busy around here, hence it has taken me until Wednesday evening to post some notes from our weekend of “w’s” – wine, working and wilderness adventures. The last few weeks have made me unbelievably thankful that I’m able to work part-time so that I can manage our house, keep tabs …

STP, Jackson’s Knee Injury and a recap of the week

It’s official – Alex is done with his big 200 mile bike ride to Portland! He finished STP (Seattle to Portland) on Sunday afternoon after 11 hours and some minutes of biking time. He left our house early Saturday morning and rode with his friend Nigel down to Castle Rock, Washington, where they camped overnight …

Beating the Heat at Snoqualmie Falls

Last night we took an impromptu trip up to Snoqualmie Falls to have a picnic and do some exploring.¬†Our house was just getting a little unbearable with the lack of airflow and the high temperatures so I decided it would be a nice break to hit the road and head up to higher elevation. We …

Weekend Fun in the Sun!

It was another weekend that flew by and ended up being busier than I expected it to be. The weather on Saturday couldn’t have been more perfect if I wanted it to be. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky for much of the day and it was a glorious 77 degrees and perfectly sunny. …

This Week in the Allen Household

It has been an unexpectedly busy week at the Allen household. My mom came for a spontaneous three day visit in the middle of the week, Alex has been riding his bike like a madman, Jackson started puppy class, I have been busy doing things around the house and planning trips and parties {rough life} …

Weekend Recap

Going into the weekend we didn’t really have much on the radar but somehow it turned out to be a really fun weekend. We squeezed a lot in and had a great time! We kicked things off on Friday. I started the day being tormented by the puppy and managed to break away to go …

Little Man is Growing!

Jackson is 9 weeks old today! In our first week and a half he has gained about 3 pounds but we can really tell that he’s getting longer and taller. Today he weighs 13 pounds. Things are going well with Jackson. Here’s a little update about the pup: He is sleeping through the night most …

Our First Week with Jackson

Now that we’ve had little Jackson for about a week I figured I should post some more photos and info about how things are going. Jack is doing really well and seems to be settling into our home quite nicely. We don’t have much in the way of a routine or a schedule yet, but …

Meet Jackson!

It’s official – Alex and I are puppy parents once again. We welcomed our newest four legged furry friend into our home and our hearts on Sunday. Jackson is a 7.5 week old Golden Retriever who we got from a breeder in Salem, Oregon. We named our puppy after Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. So far, …