🍁Japanese Maple Seedlings🍁
1 - 2 year old seedling volunteers from the trees in my yard. These most likely fell from the bloodgoods because they are the tallest I have and are prolific seeders. It is difficult to determine mature characteristics at this stage so I just allow some to grow where they’ve fallen and pull the hundreds of others like weeds. Gravel paths are most beloved by seeds in my yard but I prefer not to have a tree in my walkway.
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We landed here in this scene a few days ago.
Totally last minute planning. Friends had free tickets.
I kind of hesitated if I bring Ian into a very loud and possibly over stimulating environment. Everyone is different.
It ended up being so fun and a new cultural experience for our son.
My childhood revolved around Friday night lights. It was some of my absolute best memories. Football runs deep in my family. My dad played for the Chicago Bears. My brother played for Texas Tech. The list goes on.
My dad was a Texas football coach which meant we moved ALL the time. With so much continual change, this scene became one of the most constants growing up.
So in a sense it was like bringing my son to a part of what was home.
I’ll be honest, the ambience had me tear up a few times. With the fresh crisp air and the sun going down, lights getting brighter, the band playing all the familiar classic football songs, the food, the smells, the gathering of people... .
It’s not even just about the game but thousands (40,000 to be more exact) of people showing up to cheer for the same cause. It gives something for people to get behind and come together for. What if we did this more intentionally in the day to day. Rally together to show up for each other and cheer each other on with passion. Believing you got this. And a free invitation to be part of something bigger than yourself. Where you feel you belong to each other because you’re for the same main thing.
I could nerd out here but there’s some pretty sweet and deep meaning to it if we choose to see and learn.
But aside from that, after all we’ve been through, it was a gift to just put everything aside and root for the home team. .
And we sure miss the rest of our fam tribe. Sending much love to our fam across the sea. I do not like the space between us all right now and at the same time, I know it’s right and good. .
Ian officially starts orientation today! Prayers much appreciated. #football#washingtonstate#culture#experience#thismissionaryfamily
Someone once told me they were ashamed of me.
To that I say thank you. 😁
Because it made me go through the long dark passages of my mind which I had not visited in quite a while. It made me take some mental temps and decide how to value myself in light of this information.
Do I diminish my worth because someone whose opinion I value values me less?
Oh no. I recognize that the thoughts and opinions of others only matter if I allow them to within my own being.
So, you’re ashamed of me and how I behave?
Happy Birthday you savage! You’re the better half to my whole. I love being everywhere and nowhere with you. It’s my favorite place to be. You’re my person & I’m so so so proud of all that you continue to accomplish. 45 days till I’m Washington bound to suffocate you with love & affection🎉🎂 🎁
I guess I was the only one who didnt post the storm on their #instagram sooo #latepost from the #storm that hit #washingtonstate it was such a beautiful night. This was the best little clip I got of some lightning but it lit up the entire area! ⛈⛈⛈
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As a travel nurse, every 3 months you’re faced with what’s next. Your life consists of constant change. You toy with the idea of a different city, start looking up housing, things to do in the area, etc. But you also start to think, do I want to leave right now? Moving every 3 months gets exhausting after a while, and sometimes you find a place that just feels right, so why not stay a while? Stoked to spend 3 more months in the PNW ✨🌲 🏔
In 2014, during my road trip in the USA with @stoloff_photography, we stayed few days in Seattle, what a nice place!!! As you can see, the bridge was moving.This is one of my first long exposure with a lee filter "big stopper"
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