Wednesday, May 30, 2018

hawaii 2018

i don't think i ever got around to posting last year's hawaii trip but i did blog half of hawaii 2016.  i really wish i blogged more, like real blogging.  i still love going back & revisiting old posts & reliving old vacations or milestones.  my posts these days are pretty much just me popping in once or twice a year to dump a bunch of random photos, make some comments about how quickly time is flying, how fast the boys are growing up & wow, i wonder if i'll ever be able to actually catch up on blog posts.

the answer is no, this is probably the new normal.  time isn't slowing down (despite our best efforts), there just isn't ever enough time & when we do manage to take a deep breath & enjoy life a bit, i'm trying to do it unplugged.  while these moments are fleeting, i'm so grateful to have photography to help me capture it.

hawaii this year was amazing.  every year is better than the last.  the boys are more comfortable in the ocean, parker learned to swim & snorkel & it actually all feels much more like a relaxing vacation as opposed to just parenting in a different setting.  this is our family's happy place.

can't wait to go back.

Monday, July 10, 2017

summer beach day // cannon beach

the beach is easily one of our family's favorite places.  we have the perfect day down to a science... it's hug point for the first half of the day exploring tide pools & waterfalls, then downtown cannon beach for fish & chips at tom's, then the second half of the day spent haystack rock playing in the creek throwing a ball for brooks.

this time we added something new... a fire on the beach!  definitely our best beach decision in a while.  it was so fun to stick around after sunset & watch the sun go down beyond the horizon all cozied up to a fire & eating s'mores.

we give this beach trip a 10/10, would definitely do again.

camping // mount hood

this was our third year carrying on the tradition of an annual camping trip with sam's family.  we've got it down to a pretty good system between our three families (sam's parents, sister's fam & us).  here's year one & year two.  this was the first year brooks got to join which added an extra level of chaos but we all had a blast.  kayaking, hiking, s'mores roasting, fishing, trail running, stars gazing, flashlight tagging & lots of yummy food eating.

can't wait to do it again next year.

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