The State Fair

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” – Randy Pausch The state fair makes the list of things we need to do come every Autumn. It wasn’t always this way though, at least not for Evan. The fair had always given Evan the creeps, but I grew up loving it. The games, the rides,…

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Flagstaff, Arizona

This past weekend, we decided to “go find Fall” in Flagstaff. We were craving cooler temperatures, even though it gets nice and cool in Phoenix in the evenings now. We’re lucky to have Evan’s brother, Aaron, up North to be able to impose on and crash when we want a free place to stay. It’s…

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Arizona Restaurant Week

  Arizona’s Restaurant Week is upon us! From today until September 24th, restaurants around the Valley will be offering thoughtfully curated courses and pairings at discounted prices. Last year, we used the opportunity to try a new restaurant with friends, and it was such a fun experience! We’re hoping to do the same this year (and…

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Gracie’s Tax Bar

Last week, we got to try out Gracie’s Tax Bar. Everything from the location to the building to the drinks to the ambiance was amazing. First of all: the location. Gracie’s is in an urban neighborhood off of 7th Avenue, just south of Roosevelt. Being so close to downtown means that it’s also within walking distance…

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Pueblo

We started off this weekend the exact same way we did the last: toasted coconut pancakes and cold brew. Afterwards, we quickly got ready and hopped in the car to take advantage of the sunny but slightly overcast lighting. We snapped a few photos, scoped a few new sites, and stopped in at Lola’s for…

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Chicago

Earlier this summer, we took a trip to Chicago to see family and enjoy all the fun things the Windy City has to offer. The last time that we had gone to Chicago together was in 2014, right before we found out that Evan’s cancer had returned for the first time. Evan actually had to…

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