Triathlon Summer

Triathlon Summer

Earlier this summer, H, and a friend of ours  decided to compete in a triathlon at Lake Samish, WA. I think they had all the fun, as I spent the day huddled under an old, pink, Strawberry Shortcake blanket, trying to keep my camera dry and still take some pictures.

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A Hawaiian Evening in Spokane

A Hawaiian Evening in Spokane

Back in March, I had the chance to shoot the HPIC (Hawaiian Pacific Islanders Club) Luau. It was the 41st annual luau at Gonzaga, and I am proud to say that I have been at the past three of them. As usual, I had a blast working with HPIC and I loved every minute of it! Even though the Luau doesn't...

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In the Pacific Northwest

In the Pacific Northwest

Growing up in Eastern Washington, I often felt like a got the short end of the stick. No one ever knew where I was from, and people always assumed I was from Seattle. After a while, it just became easier to stop arguing and let them think that my hometown was green and rainy, when really, it's...

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Close Encounters with Gold

Close Encounters with Gold

In January, I scored 4 tickets to the exhibition show of the US Figure Skating Nationals, and we were mere rows from the ice. Sweet! I was able to snag a good shot of Evan Lysacek, who would win the Men's Figure Skating Olympic Gold Medal less than a month later. No Big Deal, right? 🙂

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a verbal snapshot

storm clouds. high pressure. thunderstorms. fall lightening. the taste of rain in the morning. the smell of fall. sunny Saturdays. flip flops and cardigans. skirts. the breeze. windblown hair. smiles. slow songs. high heels. downtown. Raw. sushi. German Riesling. cool, crisp wine. late night...

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Switzerland: Cheese, Chocolate & Blue Skies

Switzerland: Cheese, Chocolate & Blue Skies

I've been putting off talking about Switzerland, because, well, it's hard to describe. We took a night train from Prague on Thursday, and I awoke somewhere between Mannheim in Germany and Basel in Switzerland, and saw beautiful blue skies (Prague had been pretty cloudy, so we were worried about...

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10 Things at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and studying abroad makes you realize all the things (both big and small) that you're thankful for. So, here's a small list of things that I'm thankful for, and some things are serious, some are not so serious, but I really am thankful for all of them. 10 Things I'm...

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Thoughts on Krakow + Tips on the Prague Theater

Thoughts on Krakow + Tips on the Prague Theater

I'm not going to lie, my main reason for the trip to Poland was that it was included in our program, so I figured, 'why not?' but, Poland just wasn't my cup of tea, as many would say. Oh, Krakow was beautiful, and full of people - student, not tourists! (This is a strange thing to someone who...

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Things You Notice While Living Abroad

Things You Notice While Living Abroad

  No matter where you go in the world, some things will be the same, and some things will be different. Some of these things you notice right away, like 24-hour time. To the rest of the world, 4:00 means 4am, and 16:00 means 4pm. There is no 4:00am and 4:00pm. Get used to it. Other things we don't...

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ABOUT EMILY

Servus! I’m Emily and you’ve found my little corner of the internet, where I write about travel, intentionally living with less stuff, and living as a German-American family in Munich, Germany.  Want to know more?

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