Joy. Creativity. Adventure.


Franklin Falls | An Icy Adventure! | North Bend, WA

One of our first adventures of 2015 was a snowy hike to Franklin Falls! This was a hike we’ve been waiting to do for a couple of years. We wanted to go when it was frozen over and the conditions we just right.  Finally, we had freezing temps for several days in a row, and Zach (husband) and I both had the day off, it all came together perfectly! It was a great day and as beautiful as we hoped it would be.


The greatness came to an end however, when I realized later that night that I left my hiking boots in the parking lot at the trailhead. I was so sad and mad at myself for making a careless mistake! Those boots and I had covered many miles together, even to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro! Plus, they wouldn’t be cheap to replace! I was sure they were gone and there was no point in going back for them. As a last attempt I posted on the Washington Trails Association site, Facebook, Instagram, and Craigslist, asking anybody who found them to please contact me.


The week went by, and while I receive several “sorry, didn’t see your boots” responses, I heard nothing otherwise. Probably 10 days later I received an email from a couple in Seattle saying that they found my boots under a foot of snow!!! The girlfriend was thrilled to find them as they fit her perfectly (and they are awesome boots ;) But her boyfriend saw my post on WTA and they decided that the right thing to do was to contact me. That following weekend I went up to the bookstore in Seattle where he works and picked up my boots in exchange for a gift card to the coffee shop across the street. He was so surprised and excited to receive the gift card and I was so appreciative that he went out of his way to help me! It was clear that having the opportunity share this kindness with each other truly brightened both of our days!



As bummed as I was about losing my boots, I am glad for the experience. It was refreshing to see the kindness of a stranger, and inspiring to think about ways we can share kindness with others each day.




Kandi & Stephen | A Snowy Alpental Engagement

We had so much fun playing in the snow during Kandi & Stephen’s engagement session! They were engaged in December, and wanted to celebrate that by doing their photos in the snow. I love how they turned out! I’m so excited for their wedding this summer at the Fair Harbor Marina in Grapeview! It will be completely different from their snowy photos, but sure to be just as gorgeous! JP Photography (3).jpg

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Top PNW Adventures of 2014!

Looking back on 2014 I’m realizing just how Pacific Northwest obsessed I really am! This year kept me very busy with work, volunteering, and community projects – all of which I am thankful for, but sometimes I worried that I was missing out on quality time with those I love. It’s nice to look back and see that I had so many opportunities to do what I love most, adventure with my family and friends in the PNW and beyond!

Below is a slideshow of my favorite adventures of 2014. Names and locations are included if you’d like to explore these places as well!  HINT: To flip through the photos manually, hover over the photo to reveal the arrow buttons :)

Follow me on Instagram (@IamJennifur) to catch my adventures of 2015!   HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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A Parsons Family Adventure In The Snow!

This weekend my husband’s parents came down to visit for his birthday. We woke up to a very snowy Pacific Northwest morning on Sunday, and decided to head outside for a little adventure before they headed back home. Griffin, our son (a 5 month-old puppy) was very excited to be spending the weekend with his BFF, Josie the black lab (my sister-in-law? : ) who joined Zach’s parents on their visit to Tacoma!

It was a beautiful adventure and a great time! JP Photography (3).jpg

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