• I meannnn, look at that view 😍 Mountain top picnics + chasing each other around on quads + motorcycles in the woods will never get old! • #nevergrowold
5 5412 October, 2019
Pictures don’t do this place justice. Add #MountRainier to your bucket list ASAP.
1 7112 October, 2019
🥰🌄 Best nights ever!! Tunes blasting and zoned out watching the sunset as I drive back home!! Could not have asked for a better view after a long adventurous weekend 🌲🙏🥰 Definitely need more of these nights!
Around 230 am last Saturday 🤗🤪🤗🤪 My buddy and I sauntered a total of 15 miles up on Broken Top! My first time up on a mountain like that in pure darkness (besides headlamps of course) 🥰 The stars, the sounds, the smell of Earth, everything was absolutely amazing!! Seeing the trail I walked in the dark, on the way back down, WoW!!! Some parts of the trail were steeper than this 😁
• Family First, Always. Took a trip to our Century Farm (our happy place) this last weekend + so thankful to have this time together. This was our first trip visiting since Gma passed + let me just say, she was right there having all the fun with us! • #CenturyFarm
Perfect fall days! We have so much happening right now that we haven’t been hiking as much and I’m sadly not getting to my #mabsdrawlloweenclub challenge, but we’re still taking time to enjoy ourselves as much as possible! This is one of my favorite times of year to hike.
...it was raining when I took this picture, it was so quiet and peaceful. The trees changing color in the background and the old boat were all so beautiful! One day I’ll own a cabin somewhere like this...
6 2107 October, 2019
Shoutout @bluemooncamera for being the only place I trust to develop my film.
|| LAUREN || She’s sassy.
She’s a joy to work with and spend time together. Which should happen more!
I love her passion for adventures, the bravery to travel solo and see new parts of the world.
You’re smile lights up a room.
Thanks for letting me drag ya in front of the camera with a bunch of strangers with @roamcreative.ca 💕 @laurenicollle
Many people close to me are going through some hard things right now. I’m absorbing their agonies. It’s miserable to wonder if you’ll ever feel well again when the world feels desperately unfair. I remember. In many ways I feel like I’ve finally emerged from the deep murky bottom myself, making my way to shore, but knowing full well if pain and trauma have ripped your heart open, you must go down. You must go sit with it. But you will emerge and you will be okay, because that’s the fluidity of impermanence. Happiness doesn’t last and sorrow doesn’t last and nothing ever stays the same for long.
The waves on which we all float are the same. The ripples we make are connected. Your marriage, his death, those bills, that diagnosis, our mental health. No one is alone. All I wanted when my dad died was to know I wasn’t by myself down there. That there were people who wouldn’t forget I was sinking and would hold a light on the surface. People who would remember that sometimes a sunny day in October is hard just because it is. And sometimes you sob your guts out in Costco. And that the passing of time has nothing to do with how it feels to always long for the person you lost. We are in these swells together. And I think, this is what it means to be one body. ✨
|| CELESTE ||
She’s kind, beautiful and fun. She puts up with me dragging her out of the house to our first CrossFit class and turns out we love it! As well as dragging her out of bed on her birthday to hang out with a bunch of photogs at the beach.
She’s a good friend, great encouragement and has a huge heart.
11 833 October, 2019
I could wander the mountains of Washington forever 🥾🏔✨
Caught the sunset between Mt Baker & Mt Shuksan on film (!!!) for the first time in quite a while and I’m dying to see the results! So while we wait, a few memories from that evening. We ended up running back to the trailhead with just our headlamps to guide us, but it was so worth those views 😍
|| HE GOES BY: Ｄａｄ ||
To say he loves his boats more than me, well that would be a lie.
But oh boy, does he love this boat!
Any chance he gets he will take her out. Especially on a golden sunset, glass smooth lake during the summer evening such as this.
It was a stunner. ....and don’t worry, I do love him more than his boats. 😜💕
This place will be a winter wonderland soon to come.
2 691 October, 2019
I did a lot of epic work this summer to manifest living in a way that’s authentic to my soul. I held my breath and went for some lofty dreams. It took a lot of organizing time and arranging childcare, constantly trying to fill the holes I left in my wake as I carried my heavy pack into the mountains. It took massive energy to train hard and well to prepare for these big goals. It took so much belief that I am worth it. It took knowing one of the best gifts I can give my children is showing them how to live with passion and purpose. It sometimes took a toll on my marriage. It took setting boundaries or saying no, even when it felt uncomfortable. It took commitment and steadfast focus on my dreams. Yours don’t have to be of the mountain variety. Don’t wait to dream big. There is never a right time. There is only now. ♥️
Just shipped this newly-adopted pal to its new home! Thank you to everyone who has been placing orders; it means the world to me to feel this kind of support for my little business! 🥰
16 82428 September, 2019
All this sunshine recently has me reminiscing on summer days up in the alpine lakes 💦
31 2,1365 March, 2019
I taste it in the air. I dig my heels in every year. I feel so heavily about everything that even the joy of carving squash and watching the leaves erupt in color isn’t enough to accept autumn with any kind of simplicity. On the eve of a new school year I finally accept it is time to make the turbulent yet necessary passage into a different season; a transition which usually kicks off an upheaval of melancholy feelings for me. The schedule, the needing to be ‘on’, less room to escape for the mountains, the shift in the earth as nature starts to die and fold into itself. Up rises the anticipatory missing of my kids as our lives begin to not orbit around one another for all hours of the day. I feel the urge to shift and stretch in new uncomfortable ways as I force myself to sit in the present while simultaneously scanning the horizon. A time to say goodbye to a summer filled with more feelings of warmth and growing into myself than I’ve had since my dad left this world. ✨