I am the blogger/photographer.  My husband, son, and daughter serve as a never-ending supply of blog fodder. 

I’ve lived in every West Coast state with the exception of Hawaii: born and raised in Washington, college in Oregon, a brief stint in Alaska after graduation, and then five years in Southern California before moving north to Seattle again in 2008. It’s home. 

I’ve worked as a zoo keeper and an environmental scientist. Now I’m trying my hand at being a mom. Some days are more successful than others. 

I’m terribly absent-minded, have a crazy case of wanderlust, and surprisingly, love being a mother. It’s such a grand adventure.


Chris is, and always will be, an Alaskan at heart. That was one of the first things I was told about him when I spied him across the room at a college rowing team meeting. “Oh, the transfer student? He’s from Alaska”. That was back in 2002 and we’ve been together ever since. We try to head north at least once a year so he can get his AK fix.

Today he works for a major investment firm in Seattle. Chris is a hiker, bicycler, and all-around handyman.


Our tyke arrived in January 2011 and is currently perfecting his talking, running, and jumping skills. This kid never sits still.He is your typical three year old: stubborn, hilarious, and always, always up to mischief. We love him to bits. 


This sweet girl has just recently joined us. She is a calm and happy baby and we look forward to seeing her grow; already she is an essential part of our family. 

Please note: All photos on this website were taken by Sonja or Christopher, unless otherwise noted. As such, they are copyrighted. Please ask before using our photos, we usually are happy to give permission although we reserve the right to deny a request. Muchas gracias, amigos!