Annual overnighter with @jkhavekost was a success. We blasted up to Tuck and Robin Lakes in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Everything that was good about camping is still good (tranquility, beauty, camaraderie, etc.) and everything that was bad about camping is still bad (bugs). The mosquitoes here were probably the worst I’ve ever experienced. The only way to not get bitten was to spray your bare skin with 100% deet, then wear two thick layers over your whole body. Ideally you would want to spray yourself in the face with Jungle Juice as well so they didn’t get you around the eyes. The drone clip—the first ever on my channel, if you’ve been counting (they’re so loud and obnoxious; not for me)—gives a good idea of what a typical random moment for Josh and me in the mountains looks like. Him doing weird stretches, me frantically spraying myself with mosquito repellant. I believe Josh took the clip when I was changing into shorts. In that 15-second interval I got 15 bites on each calf. But I would do it all again for that sunset, for those stars, for the conversation. Washington wins at nature. Intrepid people win at life.
THE OCEAN CALLS AND SO I MUST GO 🌊
Is there a place in nature that just calls to you? I love being outdoors in general, but when I'm near a body of water I feel at home. At peace. I've lived within half an hour of an ocean or sea my entire life (sometimes a one minute walk!) and both my kids names reflect an ocean theme. When I need to relax/reflect/regroup, it is the ocean that I drive to.
➳ Do you have a place in nature that does the same for you?
____________ 🏝 Scavenger hunt... there's a photo of me on my feed somewhere that shows me walking back up this treasure of a path my son and I found in Sydney, incase you want to see the flip side. 😉
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Took one long exposure on my way down from Lac Nègre, light was far from optimal to this kind of shot and struggled with composition also...
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The details are not the details.They make the design.. 😍
We're waiting for you to relax and enjoy Bologna 💕
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I’m glad at least one of us is hustlin’
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Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.
It’s been way too busy over here preparing for our move. But here are Baby E’s updates these past 4weeks.
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The cutest thing happened and you started waving “hi” 👋🏼as soon as we walk in after your naps. Your big brother also says he caught you saying it a few times too. Although it does sound like it Mommy still thinks it’s only you exploring sounds.
Naps during the day were hard this week. Don’t know if it’s because of the top 2 teeth coming in? You’re not that fussy or cry much but it does seem like it disrupts your sleep and it disrupts our nursing sessions too because you don’t even seem like you want to nurse. Maybe it’s that or the heat wave?! What is certain is that having fun in water completely made your day!
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You LOVE fruit! Mango tends to be a favourite (and Mommy can’t blame you!) You’ve started to develop your pincer grasp and are pretty good at it already. With this came pointing too 👆🏻 And you love pointing at Mommy’s nose and mouth.
Bath times are SUPER fun. You splash and giggle so much now every time water hits your face and you get mommy all wet now too. Can’t wait to see you sitting up in the bath tub with your big brothers.
Something that Mommy loves this week is the way you grab her with all your might to have her close.
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Playing peek-a-boo with your swaddle blanket is a favourite game and you love to pull it off our faces. Dani tried ripping paper and it made you laugh so much 🤣
You’re rolling back and forth on your bed and Mommy is starting to doubt the whole Montessori bed thing because you roll out of bed often…but it’s also funny in a way because you barely care about it. Maybe it’s time to figure out something that can prevent you from rolling off?!
You’ve become fascinated with light switches…that little pointer finger goes up and towards them whenever you see them so Daddy has been trying to teach you how it works.
Another favourite game of yours has been seeing your and Mommy’s reflection in the mirror. Your eyes light up so much! You give the biggest smile and head towards it by bringing for face to it. I would do anything to crawl into that mind [continued...]
I have a LOVE HATE relationship with the beach. Just call me conflicted...but I had amazing company to enjoy it with so that’s great too🤪
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Effort is attractive. In you I’ve found my love and my closest truest friend. 💍🌹🖤
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She may not have Instagram, but she sure does have a special place in my heart. ♥️
Happy birthday Milan.
aka milkshake. aka 🥛 . aka the BEST.
Go wish her a very happy birthday 🎈
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Favorite Summer Spots 💛
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Um relacionamento dará certo quando cada um aceitar e desejar assim. Quando os dois disserem sim. Tenho defeitos e você também tem, tenho qualidades e você também tem. A gente se ama. Então a gente cede, ganha, recebe, perde, doa, dá, reclama, ouve, fala, perdoa e, enfim, a gente entra numa sintonia. Te quero assim, você me aceita assim? Se sim, vocês acabaram de fazer de um relacionamento algo para toda vida, sem precisar blindar, sem cadeados, sem portas trancadas, sem caras amarradas. Tudo que a gente precisa para ser feliz a dois, está dentro da gente mesmo e só conseguimos sendo feliz intimamente. A felicidade é a maior transformadora de pessoas. Quando nos é oferecido algo que a gente nunca havia experimentado antes, o amor verdadeiro, a gente se torna feliz e renasce. Depois que descobre a força desse amor de verdade, ficamos dependentes desse sentimento. Pense que é sempre sorte ter quem se ama ao lado. Faça dessa benção algo permanente. Faça dessa união algo belo. Faça de dois apenas um, mas cada qual com suas individualidades. Isso é relacionamento de verdade. Esse não precisa blindar. Já nasce eterno.
Is it weird that I’m a photographer who is also, ironically, terribly camera shy. I don’t hate getting my picture taken, I just get awkward when it’s someone other my mother taking the picture 😂😂! It’s not the biggest reason why I started trying out self-portraits, but it certainly works out perfectly that I can be the same person behind and in front of my camera. I’ve been into using self-portraits to share a story for as long as I can remember. Even before I started practicing photography the art of being able to create a story through sketches and short plays has been my favorite pastime. Anyway, I really just posted this to say how much I love the color red 💃🏾and that this was a fun autoportrait I took earlier this year. ❤️
Happy hump day 🐫✨ We’re off to the lake tomorrow (I can’t really consider today hump day since the weekend starts when josh gets home 🙌) and the first thing I’m packing is my cute @fawndesign fawny pack! It’s been the best accessory to keep all my things in and be able to be hands free and adventure with my babes! Watch my stories today to see all that I can pack in this little thing! ❤️🙌 #handsfreemama#isahappymama