This is us.
Hi! We're Ali & Johnny of pine & pher. You'll see our faces a lot around here as well as the scruffy face of our rescue doggie, Winslow. The title of our blog is a play on our last names and in homage to our first home together beneath the ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona.
We're newly wed (2 years counts, right!?) 20 somethins' battling fierce wanderlust. We moved across the country to Flagstaff, Arizona just 30 short days after saying "I do" on a brisk, May morning at a place called Buffalo Ridge in South Dakota. Two years later, we picked up and moved again, this time to the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado. Ali's a self-proclaimed "lake snob" as a native of Minnesota and Johnny feels right at home in the mountains, having spent most his childhood growing up in Montana. By day, Ali works as an academic advisor while Johnny's an assistant manager at a plasma center. By weekend (or evening, or any free second), we're adventurous souls exploring our new home along the Front Range.
Dreams of a hobby farm, a fixer upper house, and a year on the road keep us awake at night (but really we pass out at 10 most nights). When we're not working or adventuring, we occupy our time with Netflix, diy projects, and planning our next trip! Café con leche and cookie butter are good for the soul and by rule are frequent indulgences for us. Friends, family, random people of the internet, we'd love it if you'd say "hi" and follow along for stories from our life adventure.
Wanna create something incredible together? Say hey!