Patty B Photography

Balancing the "American Dream" with my own Pursuit of Happiness

The Wonderland Trail Diaries – Part 2 “To be continued….”

The last two weeks of my life has brought a lot of ups and downs. Mostly ups, but definitely a few big downs. A lot like the ups and downs of the Wonderland Trail, actually. My husband landed himself in... Continue Reading →

The Wonderland Trail Diaries – Part 1

My best friend (Chrissy, duh!) and I have been planning a Wonderland Trail circuit on Mount Rainier in Washington for this summer. If you don't know what I'm talking about, Mount Rainier is a beautiful volcano that is easily viewed... Continue Reading →

NYC girls weekend, Day 1. – Shenanigans and Malarky.

NYC weekend kicks off in less than 48 hours!

T-minus 45.5 hours until I hop in my co-workers tiny little Honda fit and drive 7 hours east into NYC. I am antsy with anticipation, and I feel like our weekend in NYC is all we've discussed this week at... Continue Reading →


So, the last few months of my life have been pretty extraordinary and I've been in a period of constant change. Not only am I saving up for one of our biggest financial goals of my entire life with an... Continue Reading →

Washington D.C., We are coming for you! March 2017.

I did it. I set our lodging reservations for spring break 2017. Today, I confirmed our most private information with the white house in an effort to snag a private, self guided tour. I won't know until a few weeks... Continue Reading →

In the name of Adventure,Tradition, and Family Values – I’m taking back Christmas.

In my childhood I found Christmas to be the most magical time of the year, and not for the presents. The sparkle, the lights, the mystery of Santa. The school parties, long breaks, making snowmen with my Aunt Charlotte. The... Continue Reading →

Friday afternoon ramblings

One thing I've learned in my life is that in order for me to be successful at anything at all, I must first set very small yet easily attainable goals. This is true in everything from my long termĀ 10 year... Continue Reading →

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