Friday, 26 September 2014


It's Friday! And....THANK GOODNESS....the school week is so busy and overwhelming.  I have really found that the best days include a run or a mountain bike ride. Sitting still in a classroom, or sitting in an office working is not my cup of tea!

I really love this time of the year. The days are still bright, but cooler and somethings a little wind picks up. It is pretty perfect.

Have a great weekend! I scored some beautiful Sorel boots on super sale and I am really excited that Boise may get a rain storm this weekend...I want to jump in puddles!

Here are some instragrams from life lately. Follow me :  sargeantsally.

Coffee date with my beautiful mama and sister.

L is for Love. What a beauty!

THE best trail running partner this dog!

Sharing is caring. Even a turkey leg. 

University is in full swing - last semester though!

Street Chalk Festival in Cascade, Idaho. 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

engagement shoot

A couple of weeks ago the beau and I had the honor of having our engagement photos taken by our dear friend Krista Rogerson. Gosh we just love having such beautiful creative friends! Krista did an exceptional job of capturing what we wanted - our love for one another and for the outdoors. Both the beau and I adore the hills around Boise. We constantly argue about what is the best way to enjoy them....he likes to bike them and I like to run them. We try to compromise and hike them but we both get frustrated that we are not moving fast enough! Its a game of give and take, like all things. Admittedly, I am mountain biking regularly these days and having a blast! We shall keep you posted on how things work out!

Here is a collection of pictures that Krista captured of us. If you are in the business of looking for a young, energetic artist to create something original and unique for you, from photography to murals, to portraiture and landscapes, go check out Krista Rogerson's new website here.  You will enjoy - I promise!

Friday, 19 September 2014


My heart is full today. Sure, the weekend is set up to be a days filled with homework, but my heart is still full. Mr. Handsome and I received our engagement photos yesterday from our dear friend and incredible artist Krista Rogerson. Fortunately for you, you can visit her website here, peruse some more images from our engagement shoot, and see more of Krista's spectacular artwork.

We are thrilled with all she captured and we can't wait to share more with you!

For now.....TGIF!! I hope you all have a great weekend.

Photo by Krista Rogerson

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

sawtooths and summer (part 2)

My job is pretty awesome. Not so much the moments when we are cleaning boats after trips, or emptying poop cans or scrapping dried bananas off the bottom of dry boxes. But when we are out in God's creation, facilitating learning , embracing adventure, and introducing people to the outdoors, maybe for the first time or maybe just in a new way, in those job is the best.

This summer I had the privilege of leading a group of incoming freshman students on a four day backpacking trip through the Sawtooth Mountains. We hiked the Toxaway Loop trail that allowed us to camp and play at a different mountain lake each night. It was spectacular! If you are looking for an enjoyable and fairly easy going trail....hit this one up!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

this summer according to instagram

This summer was a summer I shall never forget. The season was packed with adventures and filled with fun and, let's not forget, a proposal took place! My faithful iPhone was on hand to capture the are a few for me to share with you. Happy weekend!

Idaho Potato Half Marathon!

The little sis graduated

All packed up and ready for Sawtooth adventures!

Ketchum Mountain Biking

Redfish Lake - Sawtooths

Roadtrip to Portland MUST include Stumptown Coffee....

....and bike shopping

Great friends in Bellingham showed us a great time in WA!

Birthday dinners and the best dinners

L is for love

Friday, 12 September 2014

sawtooths and summer

Living here in Idaho is a dream - especially in the summer time. Recently the beau and I were talking about how fortunate we feel to be able to live here in boise for the first year or two of our marriage (at least - who knows where we shall venture to after we are finished with school!). The beau looked at me one afternoon as we drove through the mountains and along the river to go get lost in the hills, "you do realize that world class kayakers from all over the world travel to Idaho, Idaho to run our rivers right? We have it all!". And he is so right. This beautiful state has so much richness and rare beauty that our hearts just leap as we look ahead to the next season and the adventures that it brings. Rafting and kayaking in the summer, xc skiing, snow shoeing and snowboarding in the winter and climbing, bouldering, cycling, backpacking and running whenever!

My love for Idaho includes, of course, a love for the Sawtooths. These mountains stole my heart during my first summer living in the USA in 2009. I really don't think there is an excuse for me to not explore them more every year. So far this year I have visited them three times. Over the valentines weekend the beau and I telemark skied into a yurt with friends, at the start of this summer I got to hop onto a relay team last minute to run the 63 mile Sawtooth Relay from Stanley to Ketchum and then later in the summer my job allowed me to lead a trip of 8 freshman students on an extended backpacking trip to a series of mountain lakes. 

The sawtooth relay was a whole new running experience to me. I am new to running as it is - only been at this thing for a few years now - but a relay team was a whole different ball game. My team of five gentleman and myself started running at 3am and completed the race in a very respectable 9hrs and 19minutes! We had originally decided that we would be happy if we came in under 12 we were pretty proud of ourselves! The beau was wonderful and spent the day (which was also his birthday - what a guy!) cheering us on and he even cycled my last 5 miles with me. The run was spectacular and my first leg allowed me to watch the sunrise over the mountains.....I will never forget that morning.....I felt so alive and happy.

(Photos curtesy of Austin Rogerson)