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Monthly Archives: September 2014


This eclectic assortment of photos tells the super rad story of being with my dad, who drove up from California to visit us for a weekend.  We hadn’t seen him in almost two years.  We camped, we hammocked, we rivered, we walked, and we visited the beach.  We played games, told stories, laughed, ate good food […]

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chicken party

I knew you wanted to see chickens being butchered on your computer screen today!  I didn’t know having a chicken-butchering party was a real thing until we were invited to one by our Navy Band/homeschool friends.  They are Tennessee homesteaders and don’t let a thing like a 3-year Navy tour stop them one bit.   […]

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woods and mountains

So far our mountain hikes here in western Washington are covered in wooded, green, dense forest.  Moss, streams, rocks, trees and foliage abound.  I love our hikes and the lush forest, yet I crave the mountaintops, and soon I hope to find an epic panoramic mountain-rich view to share with you.  Mountains are all around us, […]

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As I looked back recently on my blog posts from several years ago, I realized I actually like my posts from before I was trying to be an awesome photographer better than the ones after.  When I started learning about photography, I lost the story that went along with the photos as I attempted to go for “the shot”. […]

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A lovely beach with a mountain view, an ocean spot with driftwood (to remind us of our favorite Jax beach, Boneyard), a visit from our much-loved Aunt and Uncle, a family backpacking trip (which went surprisingly well!), and more galavanting in our ‘backyard’.  These are just a few of our recent adventures, although I remember […]

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in preparation

In other news, these kids are seriously crazy for Halloween.  Their costumes are ready, decorations are in the works, countdown calendar is made, picture and craft books have been checked out from the library and are being read daily, cookies and crafts litter the house, and facepaints are being used regularly (practiced on mama, of […]

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fish park

Just some memories today of a lil’ family fun at a sweet local park.  I thought these photos were so pretty with the grass and the laughter and play, so I figured I’d share them here.  Even the parks here in this are are amazing, so nature oriented, just how we like ’em.  

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