Category: Confessions

  • 2018 in a Nutshell

    2018 in a Nutshell

    Life is great in the Pacific Northwest! 2018 was a jam-packed year! If I could sum it up in a few words: mountains, Seattle, hiking, friends, photography, travel in the PNW, Switzerland, and so many photos of our fur-kids. January January started off with a 1500-mile move from Salt Lake City to Seattle with a […]

  • Happy Birthday Next Stop Adventure: 3 Years!

    Happy Birthday Next Stop Adventure: 3 Years!

    It’s been another year for the books blog! How does summer always end up going by so quickly? While I love each of the seasons for different reasons, the summer is always seems full of possibilities looking forward in April/May, and then suddenly, it’s over by September. Time is a funny creature that seems to […]

  • Welcome to Washington

    Welcome to Washington

    I have started many drafts for this post. I wanted to discuss my 2018 goals, then I wanted to write about my first couple weeks in Washington, then I wanted to do a bucket list, and finally I wanted to reflect on my feelings from the first couple weeks in Washington. Clearly, I need to […]

  • 2017 in a Nutshell

    2017 in a Nutshell

    What is life without a little adventure! This past year was full of changes in our lives. January The year 2017 started with a bang celebrating New Year’s Eve with Katie and Ashley, Katie’s best friend in Nashville. After we returned to Salt Lake from our Southeastern vacation to Nashville and Florida, we began our […]

  • Coming in 2018: Seattle

    Coming in 2018: Seattle

    We have BIG NEWS!… We’re moving to Seattle, Washington! Writing that statement sends a wave of emotion through my body! I am excited and nervous, which I suppose is to be expected. Bitter + Sweet I would say that the best way to describe my sentiment right now is bittersweet. I have been in Utah […]

  • 26.


    Today is my 26th birthday! My birthday was generally uneventful, but with lots of love from my family, friends near and far, and coworkers. Since I unfortunately didn’t have the day off, I woke up early to get some work done, ran to a few of my hotels for special birthday treats, and finished a […]

  • Happy Birthday Next Stop Adventure: 2 Years!

    Happy Birthday Next Stop Adventure: 2 Years!

    I have exciting news: Next Stop Adventure just had its second birthday! I remember when I started NS, Brighton and I had been hiking all over the Wasatch mountains and I wanted somewhere to journal my hikes and photos that was more than just Facebook albums. I also wanted to document our weekend trips we […]

  • Surviving My First Month on the Keto Diet

    Surviving My First Month on the Keto Diet

    I don’t usually discuss health/fitness topics on this blog, but I felt the need to since this is a lifestyle change I am in the process of making right now. I started the “ketogenic” or “keto” diet on April 24, just about 1 month ago. Keto Diet, Defined:   To put it simply, this diet is […]

  • Our First Anniversary

    Our First Anniversary

    Celebrating the First Anniversary Our anniversary was spent in typical Brighton & Hilary fashion— A photoshoot. I wanted a reason to dress up and get pretty. I asked a photography friend to do a mini session for us in our new house in the place that we now call home. Even though the house isn’t […]

  • Buying Our First Home

    Buying Our First Home

    I have exciting news! Brighton and I bought our first home together. We closed this week and moved in last weekend. As you may have noticed, Brighton and I put our adventures on hold for the past few months because we have been in the house buying process. It was certainly a journey because there’s […]